Donald Williams News Archive

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). (Inside Carolina)

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. Read More...

Video: No. 4 UNC beats No. 2 Kentucky to advance to 1995 Final Four - March 25, 1995

No. 4 North Carolina beats No. 2 Kentucky, 74-61, in Birmingham to advance to 1995 Final Four. Regional MVP Jerry Stackhouse has 18 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. This was a loaded UNC roster, featuring Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, Dante Calabria, Donald Williams, Jeff McInnis, and Shammond Williams. Read More...

Tar Heels Today: Coby White, Ryan Switzer, UNC-Duke OT Thriller Flashback

Coby White outshines Duke commit Joey Baker, a heartfelt "thank you" to UNC fans from OL Khaliel Rodgers, Ryan Switzer to receive the Patterson Medal, time to let the freshmen big men take their lumps, and more in Tar Heels Today. Read More...

UNC-Clemson Postgame Notes

Joel Berry made four threes to pass Donald Williams (221) and Rashad McCants (221) to move into fourth in UNC history with 222 three-pointers. Berry passed Tyler Zeller and Scott Williams to move into 29th place in UNC scoring with 1,509 points. Cameron Johnson tied his career high with six three-pointers and led UNC in scoring for the first time with a game-high 21 points. (

Video: In-Depth with Coby White at the John Wall Invitational

Take an in-depth look at senior guard Coby White and his record-breaking performance last week at the John Wall Holiday Invitational in Raleigh, NC. White, who is committed to UNC, made it to the championship game and scored 119 points en route to breaking Donald Williams' (UNC) tournament scoring record of 117. Read More...

Coby White Blog: Scoring titles, enjoying family, McDonald's All American dreams and more

Coby White: "I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! As a family, we experienced our first holiday season without my dad. It was difficult for everyone. I also ended the first semester in school with all A’s and one B. One of the many highlights of the John Wall Tournament came when I broke the 27-year-old scoring record held by former Tar Heel Donald Williams." (USA Today)

A Record Night for team-driven Coby White

It’s funny how things come full-circle. Headed into the championship game of the John Wall Invitational, UNC signee Coby White needed 38 points to break the tournament scoring record. In 1990, former UNC great and 1993 National Champion Donald Williams set the 115-point record. Who would White face to break the record? Williams’ alma mater, Garner Magnet. (Argyle Report)

A record and a championship on the line between Greenfield and Garner

Garner coach Eddie Gray loves preserving school tradition. But on Saturday, he’ll take a championship over stonewalling the latest challenger to the John Wall Holiday Invitational scoring record, held by former Garner and UNC great Donald Williams. Greenfield School's Coby White, a UNC commit, needs 37 to tie Williams’ tournament record of 115 set back in 1990, and 38 to break it. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Coby White sets sights on John Wall Invitational championship, scoring title

UNC signee Coby White was born 10 years after Donald Williams scored 115 points in three games at the John Wall Invitational but come Saturday he could break Williams’ 27-year-old record. Through two games, White has scored 78 points, which means he would need 38 points to become the tournament’s new scoring champion. On Thursday, White scored 32 to lead Greenfield past Broughton, 59-57. (USA Today)

Coby White scores 46 after learning his late father was an honorary guest for game

Coby White’s brother Will White called him Tuesday and told him about the first name on Kendrick Williams’ guest list for Wednesday’s game at the John Wall Invitational. Williams, a longtime family friend, listed Coby’s father, Donald White, as his No. 1 guest. Coby lost Donald to cancer on August 15. White parlayed that emotion into 46 points in an 85-63 win over Kinston. (USA Today)

NCAA Championship Postgame Notes

UNC won its sixth NCAA Tournament championship, third-most in college basketball history (UCLA 11, Kentucky 8). Joel Berry II was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. He joins James Worthy (1982), Donald Williams (1993), Sean May (2005) and Wayne Ellington (2009) as Final Four MOPs. Roy Williams becomes just the sixth coach to win three or more NCAA championships. (

UNC-Arkansas history

Today marks the sixth time Arkansas has played UNC in the NCAA Tournament and the third time since 2008. March 26, 1993 UNC 80, Arkansas 74 - The Tar Heels were clinging to a one-point lead when UNC guard Donald Williams broke open on a back-door cut, got a pass from George Lynch and hit a layup with 42 seconds left that proved to be the decisive basket. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

UNC Basketball Career Leaderboard Updates: 12/11

Nate Britt’s five steals moved him into UNC’s all-time top 50 with 95. He now ranks 49th, as he passed Antawn Jamison (93) and Donald Williams (93). Kennedy Meeks and Justin Jackson moved up on the career scoring list. Meeks passed Brian Reese, and is in 62nd with 1,118 points. Jackson moved by the great “Hook” Dillon, and now sits in 67th with 1,066 points. (The Secondary Break)

UNC legends in the Dean Dome

Carolina Basketball is family. Former players always return to Chapel Hill and the Dean Dome. That was the case on Tuesday when Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, and Donald Williams visited. Stackhouse is the head coach of the Raptors NBA D-League team. They are playing the Hornet's D-League on Friday in Greensboro. (Carolina Blue)

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