UNC Tar Heels Honor Stuart Scott in Several Ways During Game vs. Irish (Pics)

UNC Tar Heels honor Stuart Scott STU patch

The University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team honored Stuart Scott before and during Monday’s game against Notre Dame after the former ESPN anchor died of cancer Sunday morning.

Although Scott was born in Chicago, he shares strong ties with the state of North Carolina.  At the age of seven, he and his family moved to Winston-Salem, NC, and he graduated from UNC in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication.

So prior to their battle against the No. 13 ranked Irish—which Notre Dame won, 71-70—it was announced that the Tar Heels would honor Stuart Scott with “STU” patches on their jerseys:

How else did the UNC Tar Heels honor Stuart Scott? Well, there was a moment of silence, of course:

And perhaps the best tribute of all was this:

A Tar Heels victory would have been a nice way to cap the evening, but this was still some pretty great stuff from UNC.

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