Wednesday, January 13, 2010

UNC alumni game set for Feb. 12

If you're a North Carolina basketball fan then you probably want to make plans to be in Chapel Hill on Friday, Feb. 12 for the program's "Celebration of a Century" alumni game.

Three former Tar Heels who were U.S. Olympic team members — Bobby Jones, Walter Davis and J.R. Reid — have committed to play in the game, which is part of the program's year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary. Also on hand will be members of UNC's 1993 national championship team: Eric Montross, George Lynch, Brian Reese, Kevin Salvadori, Matt Wenstrom and Serge Zwikker. That's right, all four of the 7-footers from that team will be on hand. Also, Pete Chilcutt and Scott Williams, who were members of NBA championship teams in Houston and Chicago, respectively, are scheduled to play.

Besides the game, which should be interesting considering the ages of most of the players, there will be video tributes to UNC basketball history, interviews with selected former players and a post-game tribute to former head coach Dean Smith.

Tickets for the game are $10 and can be obtained at www.TarHeelBlue.com or by calling the ticket office at 919-962-2296. But hurry, because more than 17,000 tickets have already been sold and the Dean Dome holds less than 22,000.

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