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there and make the most of my opportunity." Olynyks selection

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Chapel Hill, NC (SportsNetwork. Kawhi Leonard Jersey .com) - Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouses collide Monday as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to face the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center. Notre Dame officially extended its win streak to double digits with an 83-76 double-overtime thriller against Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Irish have won 10 in a row, and look to improve on a 14-1 record to start the campaign. This will be the first true road game of the season for Notre Dame. North Carolina is looking to build on a five-game win streak after the Tar Heels demolished Clemson on Saturday, 74-50, in an ACC battle. UNC is 5-1 at home this season, and will play three of its next four games at the Smith Center. North Carolina leads the all-time series with Notre Dame, 18-4, and owns a 3-0 mark in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have won five straight meetings, including two last season. Georgia Tech blew a four-point halftime lead over Notre Dame on Saturday, and allowed the Irish to knot the game at 59-59 when regulations final buzzer sounded. Notre Dame connected on 53.3 percent of its field goal attempts in the contest, including 57.1 percent shooting in the overtime periods to claim the two-OT thriller. Jerian Grant netted a team-high 24 points with six assists (and threw down one of the best dunks of the season), while Steve Vasturia contributed 17 points. Zach Auguste (13 points), Demetrius Jackson (11 points) and Pat Connaughton (10 points, eight rebounds) all had a hand in the win for the Irish. Notre Dames offense is still maintaining its high level of play, and enters the game against North Carolina netting 85.9 ppg on an impressive 55.3 percent shooting touch from the floor. Grant leads the team with a 17.9 ppg mark entering the clash, and is followed up by Auguste (14.7 ppg) and Jackson (14.2 ppg). Connaughton rounds out the teams double-digit scorers this season with 13.2 ppg, adding in a team-best 8.2 rpg mark for the Irish. But it hasnt just been a strong offensive effort that has helped UND to a 14-1 record. The team is holding opponents to a mere 61.9 ppg on 39.5 percent shooting. Clemson was simply overmatched in the clash on Saturday with North Carolina. The Tar Heels held the home Tigers to just 17 first-half points on 17.9 percent shooting from the floor. The Tar Heels were able to coast through the second half on 40 percent shooting to maintain a healthy lead for the win. Justin Jackson led the way for North Carolina with 13 points in the ACC win, but Kennedy Meeks tallied a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds to really help the Heels. Marcus Paige chipped in with 11 points, and Brice Johnson notched 10 points with eight boards. The matchup between Notre Dame and North Carolina will feature two of the best offenses in the ACC, as the Tar Heels come into this clash netting 80.8 ppg on 45.9 percent shooting from the floor. Paige leads a trio of double-digit scorers for the Tar Heels with 13.4 ppg this season, also adding in 52 assists (second to J.P. Tokotos 59) and 16 steals (behind Tokotos 18). Meeks (12.9 ppg) and Johnson (11.5 ppg) round out the group of scorers for UNC, though Jackson checks in at 9.9 ppg, right on the verge of breaking double figures. Meekss 9.1 rpg average is the best on North Carolina through 14 games played. Dennis Rodman Jersey . The triple gold medallist from the 2010 Paralympics tweeted on Tuesday: "Woke up with a virus yesterday. Timing couldnt be much worse. Not the ideal prep for the . Tony Parker Jersey . PAUL, Minn. http://www.basketballspursshop.com/womens-manu-ginobili-basketball-jersey/ . Jovanovski, the 2012 champ seeded fifth, will meet surprise Japanese qualifier Misa Eguchi on Friday. Eguchi, ranked 183rd, qualified for her first WTA main draw this week, then beat No.VANCOUVER -- Kelly Olynyk isnt upset that he wasnt invited to the NBA draft in New York. The Canadian college basketball star watched the proceedings on TV with 30-40 friends and family at his Kamloops, B.C., home as he was drafted 13th overall by the Dallas Mavericks and immediately traded -- as part of a pre-arranged deal -- to the Boston Celtics. "I was definitely thinking about going," Olynyk, 22, said Friday, a day after the festivities. "The NBA invites about 15 people, and I didnt end up getting invited. So I didnt end up going. But I think it worked out better that way. "It was really fun to spend it here, back in Kamloops, with friends and family and people who have supported me my whole life. It was really nice, and real special, to be able to enjoy that and see how overjoyed people were for me and how proud and happy they were for me." Olynyk added: "Its special. Being a little kid, its a dream. Its every kids dream after touching a basketball. Its another door thats opened, another journey in your life." The seven-foot forward is looking forward to joining the storied Celtics as they go through significant transition with Kevin Garnett and other stars likely to be traded. Coach Doc Rivers has already moved to the Los Angeles Clippers. "Itll be different," said Olynyk. "The franchise, I wouldnt say its rebuilding, but its definitely remodelling. Itll be interesting to see how everything pans out. "Hopefully, it creates an opportunity for me. I just have to go in there and make the most of my opportunity." Olynyks selection in the draft came after he made the difficult decision to red-shirt in his third year of collegiate eligibility with the Gonzaga Bulldogs. In most cases, first-year players red-shirt to prepare for the college game. But, after receiving limited playing time as a sophomore, he sat out a season to develop physically while also working on his skills. That time spent honing his abilities helped Olynyk improve his game greatly and he became Gonzagas team leader after another Canadian, Robert Sacre of North Vancouver, B.C., had moved on to the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. "It was tough becausee, as a player, you always want to play," said Olynyk. George Gervin Jersey. "And its tough sometimes just watching (games), because youre not able to be out there helping your team. ... It was definitely really good for me learning a new step and really good for my development. "It allowed me to really work on my body and work on my game and really excel and take those things to the next level. I think it was vital in my development and my success this year. I definitely developed more of an inside game, which is huge. I didnt have a very versatile inside game." Olynyk averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 63 per cent from the field as Gonzaga earned the No. 1 NCAA ranking late in the season, marking the first time the small Spokane, Wash., university had achieved the mark. He was also thrilled to be part of an NBA draft where University of Nevada-Las Vegas freshman Anthony Bennett, a Brampton, Ont., native, became the first Canadian to be selected No. 1 overall. The Cleveland Cavaliers surprise choice of Bennett came a year before Thornhill, Ont., native Andrew Wigginss anticipated first overall selection. "Its huge," Olynyk said of Bennetts selection. "Its an unbelievable accomplishment for Canada and Canadian basketball, especially with it never being done before. I cant be happier for him. "Hopefully, I get a chance to play with him in the national team or something along those lines. Hopefully, we can repeat it next year with Wiggins. ... I think (basketball in) Canada is still on the rise. Theres a lot of younger kids coming up who have a lot of potential and could (have) the same opportunity." Olynyk, who was born in Toronto, got weaned on hoops in the 1990s while his father Ken coached the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and Canadian junior mens national team while also serving as a visiting coach with the NBAs Raptors for a season. The family moved to Kamloops when Kelly was 12. He hopes to help Canada qualify this summer for next years world championships and then advance to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "If I have an opportunity to play with the national team, Id love to," he said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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