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7 North Carolina Tar Heels
Joe Lemire
November 23, 2009
In his early teens, Ed Davis would tag along with his father, Terry, to Virginia Union's Barco-Stevens Hall for pickup games. At times the temperature in the gym reached 110°, but that wasn't the worst of it for young Ed. His opponents on the block were often Charles Oakley, Ben Wallace or dear ol' dad—all former Virginia Union power forwards, each with at least a decade of NBA experience. Says Ed, "I had to learn to not back down."
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November 23, 2009

7 North Carolina Tar Heels

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ACC

13--3 (1st)

NCAA tournament

National champions

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

Returning starter

* High school stats

SCHEDULE

Nov. 15 Valparaiso

Nov. 19--20 Ohio State*

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