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Nearing Final Four, Roy Williams reflects on UNC influence

At the age of 65, with two national championships, seven trips to the Final Four and the widely held notion that he is both coaching and UNC basketball royalty, Roy Williams has lived something of a charmed basketball existence. Williams is to the doorstep of an eighth Final Four on Sunday as his top-seeded Tar Heels square off against Notre Dame in the East Regional final. (Asbury Park Press)

North Carolina and Notre Dame know each other well

The day before North Carolina and Notre Dame were to meet for a berth in the Final Four, the talk around the Wells Fargo Center was about a game played two weeks ago. That would have been the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, a 78-47 victory for North Carolina over the Fighting Irish. A 31-point blowout just 15 days ago. (Associated Press)

Fun-loving, multi-talented Theo Pinson making presence felt for Tar Heels

He's a versatile defender. A creative passer. A capable ball-handler. He's not a starter, but don't trivialize Theo Pinson's contributions, even as the team comedian. The stakes will be serious Sunday, when UNC deals with the pressures of facing underdog Notre Dame with a Final Four berth on the line. A win keeps UNC's national championship hopes alive. (Fayetteville Observer)

Nate Britt, Kris Jenkins are playing the NCAA tournament together, just on different teams

Thursday night, Nate Britt discovered how much more nerve-wracking it can be to watch an NCAA tournament game than it is to play in one. In Philadelphia with his North Carolina Tar Heels, Britt watched former Gonzaga High teammate Kris Jenkins lead Villanova to a Sweet 16 blowout victory over Miami in Louisville. Britt sent Jenkins a congratulatory text message, a follow-up to their FaceTime chat a day earlier. (Washington Post)

Easy for Jerod Haase to say yes to Stanford, hard to say goodbye to UAB

Brutal. That's the word Jerod Haase used Friday afternoon. Brutal. After Stanford made it official that Haase will be the 18th head coach in school history, after the Cardinal made him an offer he couldn'??t refuse, I asked the fifth coach in UAB history how hard it would be to say goodbye. (

Footwear and mindset finally work for Meeks

Whether it was because of his footwear choice or, more likely, a better mindset, it finally clicked Friday night for North Carolina center Kennedy Meeks. Meeks kept changing shoes after every recent bad game, and used his eighth pair for the Tar Heels’ dominating 101-86 victory over Indiana in their East Regional semifinal. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC stopping for nothing on road to Final Four

North Carolina's road to the Elite Eight has included accelerators as well as bumps, and obstacles contributed by outsiders. Now, the Tar Heels face the Fighting Irish for the third time this year as they try to get past the last exit before that road arrives the team in Houston for the Final Four. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Brice Johnson 1-on-1 On Eve of Elite 8

Brice Johnson spoke to ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel about UNC's Elite 8 matchup with Notre Dame. Johnson is looking forward to facing Irish big man Zach Auguste and is so amped up he wasn't able to sleep the night after the Heels' Sweet 16 victory. View Video...

UNC Opponent Preview: Notre Dame

No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 6 seed Notre Dame square off for the second time this postseason with a trip to the Final Four on the line. Tip-off at the Wells Fargo Center is set for 8:49 p.m. on Sunday and will be televised by TBS. The Fighting Irish entered the NCAA Tournament as an at-large No. 6 seed. Notre Dame has squeaked by each round of the tournament. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Having Fun Winning

Theo Pinson made his way up the steps to the dais 10 minutes into the NCAA’s Elite Eight press conference on Friday, interrupting Roy Williams and UNC’s starting five and bringing levity to a rather comatose media room. Pinson, smiling while peering over his teammates’ shoulders, asked: “Where's my chair at? Where my name at?” The laughter was instant. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Regional Final Notebook

Tomorrow’s game is likely to settle somewhere between the two turnover extremes that have already taken place between the Tar Heels and Fighting Irish. In the first meeting, UNC forced just two Notre Dame turnovers. In the ACC Tournament matchup, the Tar Heels forced 17 Irish miscues. That was a completely uncharacteristic performance for Mike Brey’s team. (

Video: Roy Williams, UNC Starters Pre-Notre Dame Press Conference

On Saturday afternoon, Roy Williams and the Tar Heels' starting five met with the media to discuss the upcoming Elite 8 game against Notre Dame. View Video...

Notre Dame, Players Pre-UNC Press Conference Quotes

What is it like for you guys to be playing UNC at this point, after you've seen them in the regular season and the ACC Tournament? Demetrius Jackson: I think it's really good. In my career we've played them a bunch of times. So seeing some of the same faces and they've got a great team. So it's going to be a great challenge for us and we're really looking forward to it. (ASAP Sports)

Video: Theo Pinson Crashes UNC's Press Conference

In the middle of UNC's press conference prior to Sunday's Notre Dame match up, Theo Pinson walks on stage looking for his chair and name tag...spoiler alert, they weren't there. View Video...

Roy Williams, UNC Starters Pre-Notre Dame Press Conference Quotes

Preparing for Notre Dame the third time, is it an advantage already having played them twice? Marcus Paige: "Well, I would say it's an advantage, but they also have the advantage of playing us twice as well. So I think it kind of cancels out. I think it is better than not having played a team, because you at least know what to expect." (ASAP Sports)

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