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Video: Cota, Forte lead UNC to upset of No. 1 seed Stanford - March 19, 2000

March 19, 2000 - Joseph Forte scores 17 points and Ed Cota has 10 assists to lead No. 8 seed North Carolina to a 60-53 win over top seed Stanford in the NCAA second round.

Video: UNC 107, Georgia Tech 100 (2 OT) - Feb. 8, 1998

Shammond Williams scores 42 points in 107-100 double overtime win at Georgia Tech. Plus some vintage Ed Cota, Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood, and Ademola Okulaja.

Carolina Insider Podcast: Looking Ahead After Exam Break

Tuesday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast discusses the Tar Heels on their exam break, the challenges of playing in the ACC and looks ahead to Sunday's tough game at No. 20 Tennessee. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas engage in a wide-ranging discussion that includes a story of what happens when a listener meets former Tar Heel Ed Cota in an airport.

LeBron James reveals he wanted to be a Tar Heel

LeBron James discussed Vince Carter and how he, himself, wanted to be a Tar Heel: “I wanted to go to Carolina at the time. Watching Ed Cota throwing lobs to (Carter), Antawn Jamison and all those guys on that team,” James said in the video. He went on to praise Carter’s athletic ability saying that when you watched him, it looked like he was flying.

Ed Cota tops list of college basketball cult heroes

As a four-year starter, Ed Cota helped lead UNC to three Final Four appearances by dropping dimes to his more touted teammates (Video: UNC Highlights). He’s still UNC’s all-time assist leader, and it isn’t even close — his 1,030 career assists are the third most in NCAA history. Cota is the perfect example of cult hero within college basketball.

Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Michael Brooker Special

Michael Brooker discusses his current career as the head boys’ basketball coach at Lake Oconee Academy in Georgia and the influence that coaches Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge have had on his coaching career. We also look back on his time playing with some of the best players in UNC history like Vince Carter, Ed Cota, and Antawn Jamison.

UNC Basketball: The legacy of number five

Some of the best point guards in North Carolina’s rich history have donned the number five; Jeff McInnis, Ed Cota, Ty Lawson, Kendall Marshall, and Marcus Paige. UNC’s legacy of dominant point guards wearing number five starts with Jeff McInnis. Finally, we catch back up to the present. Jalek Felton hopes to be the heir apparent of great point guards to wear the number.

UNC basketball's signature moves

North Carolina basketball fans have seen a number of “go-to” moves of their own by various Tar Heels. Over the years, these dunks, passes, and shots have helped lead UNC basketball teams to various titles in the ACC and NCAA. Ed Cota’s “Cota Floata” - When it comes to UNC signature moves, I think this Ed Cota move should always be at the top of any Tar Heel list.

UNC-Boston College Quick Takes

With his 22 points, Justin Jackson passed Raymond Felton (1260), Ed Cota (1261), Bobby Jones (1264), and Vince Carter (1267) to move into 46th place on UNC’s all-time scoring list with 1277. Kennedy Meeks, who scored 20 against the Eagles, is now tied with Ademola Okulaja for 50th in Carolina history with 1254 points.

Droppin’ Dimes for the Holidays

Hope your holidays are as cool as Ed Cota lounging by the scorer’s table at Cameron Indoor Stadium waiting to check in to once again terrorize Wojo. Speaking of Cota, who delivered assists like Santa Claus delivers presents, let’s proceed with a generous holiday helping of passing stats for the 2016-17 Tar Heels.

Turner's Take: The Education of Seventh Woods

Seventh Woods is a freshman point guard at the University of North Carolina. In putting on the Tar Heel jersey, he adds his name to a lineage that includes Kenny Smith, King Rice and Derrick Phelps; Ed Cota, Raymond Felton, Ty Lawson and Kendall Marshall. Joel Berry. It's a daunting task. The expectations, both internally and externally, are incredible.

Video: Vince Carter's Best Missed Dunk Of All Time

Vince Carter dunks have been known to bring down the house, but one that never happened just might be among his best. In his final season at UNC, the Tar Heels were well ahead of rival Duke when Ed Cota lobbed a pass off the backboard on the fast break. The end result was almost one of the best dunks of Vinsanity's career.

Lucas: All About Ball

For a couple of hours, everything was perfect and the Final Four seemed tangible and maybe J.P. Tokoto really has transformed into Ed Cota. It was the kind of night when everything seemed to go just right. The Tar Heels provided biscuits for the crowd and at one point I looked over after one of Carolina’s 29 assists and Scott Smith, Dean Smith’s son, was thanking the passer.

Lucas: The First Time

Marcus Paige found time to hit the game-winner, a length of the court dash that immediately goes right beside Ed Cota's baseline floater in 1997 and Dudley Bradley's steal and dunk in 1979 among Wolfpack soul-crushers in Raleigh. It must have been especially infuriating for the Wolfpack fan who had to deal with the loss without his can of dip, which he had hurled at the Tar Heels during pregame warmups.

Lucas: How 0-3 Happened

Let's just get this out of the way: Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison and Ed Cota are not on this year's Carolina team. Neither are Ademola Okulaja, Serge Zwikker or Shammond Williams. Those may be some popular names around Chapel Hill this week, because that group formed the core of the 1997 Tar Heels--otherwise known as the only other team in program history to start 0-3 in the ACC.

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