My Friday Five: Our Country & Tourney Time3/18/2016
Photo: Chris White 1. State of the Country We are in the heart of election season and this has been a particularly intriguing one. ...
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In the end, Tristan McIntosh was sent home. I was highly disappointed with this as well, especially since she's had some really nice performances as of late. Now, it's down to the Top Five - which is hard to believe - but that's what happens with a shortened season, I guess.
One of my beloved teams, North Carolina, earned a No. 1 seed and the right to play in Raleigh, just a few miles away from Chapel Hill. Believe it or not, as much of a college hoops junkie I am, I have never been to an NCAA Tourney game in person. That has now changed. First thing's first, each host site holds open practices for the teams playing there. This gives fans a chance to see their favorite teams up close and personal. The Heels had an open practice in Raleigh and it was pretty dang awesome. It was cool to get a different look into the world of Carolina Basketball. From how the team runs plays to fun stuff like a dunk contest (see Isaiah Hicks, pictured right). The team even came by to sign autographs and take pictures after the practice ended (see Marcus Paige and Joel Berry, pictured left).
Then came the game. Carolina took on 16 seed Florida Gulf Coast in the First Round on Thursday night. I had a great view of the game (pictured below) - quite possibly the closest I've ever seen the Heels play in person - and it was awesome. Carolina started out a bit flat but showed why it's a No. 1 seed in the second half, winning 83-67. I had a blast going and, especially, supporting this team during the past couple days.
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