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Bobcats Bring the NBA to the Hoops!

Brandon Roy’s return to the league after the knee injury that ended his season with the Washington Bobcats Wizards will be one of the highlights of the NBA season. Roy, the 2014 Most Valuable Player, brought Canada to its knees when Canada reached the second round at the Rio Olympics playing against Vietnam.

Rivalries Bobcats don’t get much better than that one. With the Toronto Raptors struggling to win games, the Phoenix Suns on a particularly bad road trip, and Phoenix’s star Leandro Barbosa inists to miss the Bobcats entire season, Phoenix will not be a team to watch as the games open up. Unfortunately for the home team, that pretty much sums up the Huskies on the road this season. Without Roy, there is no way to cover the spread in the Pac-10 series opener. The Bobcats brought a lot of promise last season, withrick Jamesrecalling that he had envisioned a playoff team. Now some real competition has arrived in Charlotte.

Last year’s NCAA title was a huge accomplishment for North Carolina. Led by 2013 All-American and potential NBA stud Josh Harbons (who finished the season as the NCAA’s third leading scorer) the Bobcats might bring their talents to the NBA to launching their NBA future by being on the court at the NBA All-Star game in Toronto in the first-to-be-rounded annual game for the Toronto Raptors.

Barbosa, a 6-foot-11 center, Bobcats was the prized recruiting choice back in 2006 when the Bobcats landed six Freshman All-Americans with its six top scorer being a guy named Asmus Layla. The Bobcats experienced a remarkable return to health with Layla leading the team to a Sweet Sixteen appearance where they lost their only game to the West Regional’s Michigan Wolverines. Unfortunately, it was all downhill after that, failing to even make the NCAA Tournament following a shocking loss to Alabama in the First Round.


North Carolina is also on the short list of teams that has been participating in the three previous NCAA tournaments and who has won the national title. The Bulldogs have advanced beyond the single elimination stage into the Elite Eight in that NCAA Bobcats women’s basketball tournament since joining the tourney in 1993. It seemed as if everything was going great for the Tar Heels entering the tournament last year losing just once in this tournament series-they trailed in a 1-1 tie against the eventual national champions, Nebraska. The season’s final loss to Tennessee in the SEC Tournament followed some of the most disappointing previous misses in the NCAA tournament. Back in March in Newcastle, every basketball fan was still struggling to figure out what was going wrong for the Heels. The team finished the season at 21-9. The team even scheduled an exhibition game against Bobcats of the Big East but could not gather a commitment.

What has followed in recent seasons with the Tar Heels program has brought on criticism from fans for a number of reasons. The most notable reason was the 2013 season.achieved by North Carolina in 2013 was a championship game loss to the eventual national champion Alabama Crimson Bobcats Tide, who parked the bus in front of the Heels en route for a83-72 win and a spot in the SEC Tournament Final. The Tar Heels could not even challenge Alabama in a game that is usually a low scoring affair. NCAA rules dictate that a team must earn a spot in the NCAA’s Final Four Tournament by winning more than two out of its first four games. North Carolina entered the Final Bobcats Four trailing the Crimson Tide by 1-2 a piece and came back late in a game that had to be won. The Heels had nobody to help them except sophomore Justin Eaton, who finished with 20 points and a career high 7 rebounds to secure the win. สล็อตเว็บตรง

North Carolina waited nearly a decade to reach a single championship game and this year had to settle for the less than stellar 10-6 record. The team will also have to cope with losing assistant coach Mark Davis, who will take over the head coaching duties. Additionally, it was noteworthy that when North Carolina last won a title in 2005, it was not all that many years later, the school went through a civil lawsuit involving former coach Bobby Bowden that ended with his dismissal in 2007.

With all that Rustenburg, the team’s new head coach Roy Williams spent the offseason operating with a larger staff than ever before. A total of six members including assistant Jeff Knight, pre game manger Jack fisher and assistant Stacey Augmon formed theustdetermined club that year that advanced to the Elite Eight before falling short against USTA rivals Syracuse and Pittsburgh. North Carolina did return to the Final Four for the first time since 1985. There, they fell just Bobcats one game shy of stunning thePitts eased to an overtime game to end the season.