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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Did Cosmo miss Barnes' 'inner beauty?'

By Robbi Pickeral

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Count UNC sophomore Harrison Barnes as a little surprised -- in a definite tongue-in-cheek sort of way way -- that freshmen teammates Stilman White and James Michael McAdoo made Cosmopolitan’s online list of “The Hottest Guys of March Madness 2012.”

And that he got the shaft.

“I feel like I have a fresh face, but that’s all right,’’ UNC’s leading scorer deadpanned Thursday. “They don’t see the inner beauty.”

Then he laughed.

White, a freshman reserve, told The Burlington Times-News that he had gotten plenty of ribbing by his teammates for making the list, but he also saw the bright side: “I guess it never hurts to have girls think that about you,’’ he said.

White came in at No. 2 on the slideshow; McAdoo was No. 24 -- but joked that he deserved to be ranked higher.

"They might’ve robbed me, man,’’ McAdoo told The Times-News. “But I’m Top 25, so I’ll take it."

UNC senior Tyler Zeller, by the way, failed to make the list -- although little bro Cody (a freshman at Indiana) did.

Other ACC players included Florida State’s Luke Loucks and Deividas Dulkys, plus Duke freshman Austin Rivers.

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