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Video: UNC Basketball - Everywhere is a Gym

The North Carolina men's basketball team likes to take full advantage of the beautiful weather in Chapel Hill, often taking their off-season workout to the Dean E. Smith Center parking lot. This video looks back on #ThrowbackThursday at one of their recent outdoor workouts.

Chansky’s Notebook: Real Dean of ACC Basketball?

So was it Everett Case, Frank McGuire, Vic Bubas or Dean Smith who is most responsible for this treasure we call ACC Basketball? Each man has a good case for the title of “ACC godfather,” including Case. But since he passed the test of time, overlapped eras and rules changes in the game — and kept winning through it all — I’ll go with that guy Smith, the Dean.

How Roy Williams' Scheduling Philosophy Differs From Dean Smith's

Normally, a team at the level of Elon will never get a home game against a P5 opponent, let alone one that is in their back yard. It also never would have happened under Roy Williams’ mentor Dean Smith. Famously, one of the biggest pieces of advice that Frank McGuire gave Smith was to never schedule in-state opponents. Smith strictly held to that philosophy.

Tar Heels Announce 2018-19 Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

A first-ever on-campus game against Gonzaga, a neutral-site contest against Kentucky, a Thanksgiving tournament in Las Vegas, and home games against a pair of former Tar Heel assistant coaches highlight the 2018-19 non-conference schedule for the UNC men's basketball team. Carolina will host Gonzaga at the Dean E. Smith Center on December 15th

Joel Berry Earns Dean Smith MVP Award

Senior point guard Joel Berry II was named the winner of the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player award at the 2017-18 UNC men's basketball awards ceremony held Wednesday night at the Carolina Inn. Berry led Carolina in scoring (17.1 ppg) and three-point field goals (93) and led the ACC in free throw shooting at 89.3 percent, the second highest in UNC history.

They came to remember Woody

They came to remember Woody on Sunday at Carmichael Arena, in the place where decades ago the North Carolina students would chant his name until he acknowledged the crowd. This was the building where Woody Durham, the longtime radio voice of the North Carolina football and basketball teams, put words to some of Dean Smith’s best teams.

Look Back: 25th Anniversary of UNC's 1993 Title

Thursday, April 5, 2018 is the 25th anniversary of North Carolina's 1993 National Championship game win over Michigan. The Tar Heels defeated the Wolverines 77-71 to clinch UNC's third NCAA National Championship and head coach Dean Smith's second title. In the game, UNC guard Donald Williams scored 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting (5-for-7 from three).

Video: UNC Beats Michigan's Fab-5 to Win 1993 NCAA Title - April 5, 1993

Final Four MVP Donald Williams score 25 points for the second Final Four game in a row, Eric Montross scores 16 and George Lynch posts his fourth straight double-double as UNC avenges an earlier loss to Michigan with 77-71 victory in the 1993 NCAA title game. The win gives Dean Smith his second NCAA championship.

NCAA Referee Duke Edsall – Over Three Decades On The Hardwood

NCAA referee Duke Edsall has been around the block in college basketball. He has stood toe-to-toe on the hardwood with some of the all-time greats including coaches Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Huggins and Jim Boeheim. Likewise, players named Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neil and the one he still says was the best he’d ever seen, Len Bias.

It’s time to retire Charlie Scott’s jersey

This isn’t just about him being in the Hall of Fame. As the first African-American to play on the varsity at UNC, Charlie Scott helped solidify Dean Smith’s status as coach of the Tar Heels and helped Carolina enter the modern age of college basketball. Charlie Scott was so important to UNC that he deserves to be given the ultimate honor: retirement in the Smith Center rafters.

Charlie Scott Included as Part of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 were revealed Saturday morning, with UNC legend Charlie Scott among those selected. Scott made history in 1966 when he became the first black scholarship athlete to attend UNC. He rewarded Dean Smith’s faith in him by posting career averages of 22.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Where are they now? UNC's 1982 NCAA championship team

Of all of UNC's title winning teams, however, none may be more iconic than the 1982 National Championship team. Led by legendary coach Dean Smith, and with a roster boasting some of the greatest players ever — indeed, perhaps the greatest player ever — the '82 Heels won a thrilling, down-to-the-wire contest against the Georgetown Hoyas to claim the title.

Sam Perkins Named To Collegiate Basketball Hall Of Fame

Three-time All-America Sam Perkins, a standout on some of Dean Smith's greatest UNC teams, is one of six players elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is November 18th in Kansas City, Mo. Perkins came to Carolina from Latham, N.Y., and graduated as the Tar Heels' all-time leading rebounder and shot blocker.

Video: UNC beats Houston in 1982 Final Four - March 27, 1982

Sam Perkins scores 25 points and grabs 10 rebounds. Michael Jordan drops in 18 as North Carolina beats Houston, 68-63, in the Final Four semifinal in New Orleans. The Tar Heels would defeat Georgetown two nights later to give coach Dean Smith his first NCAA championship.

Alleged Dean Dome thief arrested in South Carolina

It's not clear if the items stolen from the Dean E. Smith Center were recovered, but campus police at UNC said Friday the person who they suspect of the robbery on March 11 has been arrested. A report on the incident lists UNC Athletics as the primary victim. It also lists Cameron Johnson, a guard on the basketball team, as a victim of the theft.

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