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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
UNC-UW has recruiting implications, too

By Robbi Pickeral

Over at ESPN Recruiting Nation, Dave Telep has a good read on the recruiting implications of tonight's North Carolina vs. Wisconsin matchup. He writes:
"On paper, tonight's ACC/Big Ten Challenge game between No. 5 UNC and No. 9 Wisconsin is a game that the ACC needs to win in order to exit the challenge with a measure of pride.

However, it's not unreasonable to think coach Roy Williams and coach Bo Ryan had this matchup circled on their calendars a long time ago. In fact the recruiting rivalry between these two coaches dates back to 2002 when Williams, as a coach of Kansas, and Ryan went hard after Wisconsin native and McDonald's All-American Brian Butch, who ultimately ended up at Wisconsin. Since then, Williams and the Tar Heels are determined to dip into Wisconsin whenever possible."

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