North Carolina tough? Tar Heels have the nets to prove it
Minutes after UNC won the ACC tournament on Saturday, Roy Williams huddled his Tar Heels together for one final piece of instruction. Screaming above the din of celebratory UNC fans filling the Verizon Center and the pep band still making joyful noise, Williams leaned in and pointed to the ladder, scissors and net awaiting the Heels’ attention. (ESPN.com
Video: ACC Tournament Championship All-Access vs. Virginia
The only thing better than All-Access is CHAMPIONSHIP All-Access! Go inside the Tar Heels ACC Tournament Championship game win against Virginia.
Staunton Military Academy had part in UNC's perfect team
In the almost 63-year history of the ACC, there has only been one team that went undefeated — the 1957 Tar Heels. Staunton Military Academy had a part in making it happen. Lennie Rosenbluth, the leader of the undefeated 1957 National Championship team, went to Staunton Military Academy for the 1952-53 school year. (Staunton News Leader
Meet Alexander Julian, Designer of UNC’s Basketball Uniforms
Dipsea, his Yorkshire terrier, nestles into a cashmere sweater. A regular customer walks into Julian’s, and the owner, Alexander Julian, slips away to greet her. Julian begins promoting some of his current sales on sport coats, then points an accusing finger at Dipsea and wraps up his pitch by saying, “With every three jackets, you get one dog!” (Our State Magazine
Roy Williams dons sideways hat, dances after UNC's win
Roy Williams is in a pretty good mood right now. The Tar Heels have run off wins against Duke, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Virginia in their four March contests, entering the NCAA Tournament as ACC Tournament champions. North Carolina has played some of its most complete games at the right time, culminating with a locked-in defensive effort against the Wahoos and 61-57 win. (CBS Sports
Video: UNC Locker Room Celebration - ACC Champs!
Go in the North Carolina locker room following the Tar Heels' 61-57 win over Virginia and celebrate with the ACC Tournament Champions!
UNC 61, Virginia 57: Three Observations
Joel Berry: Winner. When Joel Berry was in high school his teams won three straight state titles in Florida. His performance in three ACC Tournament games is a reminder that Berry was a big reason for those titles. Berry came out of high school as a player who put up big performances with championships on the line and that mentality has carried over as UNC's point guard. (Tar Heel Blog
An emotional Roy Williams can take a breath with two titles to UNC's credit
Roy Williams recalled being emotional as he talked about his deceased mother, sister and father during his 2007 Hall of Fame induction. He was also emotional about his 1997 Kansas team that took a 34-1 record into a Sweet 16 loss to Arizona. Just as Williams was upset that the seniors from the 1997 team didn't make a Final Four, he didn't want his current seniors to leave UNC without any titles. (Fayetteville Observer
Lucas: Time To Celebrate
It’s the kind of scene you watch and then you realize your face is hurting because you’ve been smiling without even realizing it. “In that moment, there is so much going on,” said Nate Britt. “First, we’re all jumping around and celebrating. Then they pass out hats and we’re like, ‘Ohhhh, we get hats!’ Then they pass out shirts and we’re like ‘Ohhhhh, we get shirts!’ " (GoHeels.com
Tar Heels make post-title detour to see family
The family members of the ACC Champion Tar Heels had to wait on the concourse, where the 18,000-plus fans were still making their way out of the arena. When Coach Williams heard about the development, he told his team, “Go see your families, guys.” That was all they needed to hear. Off went the players. (Carolina Blue
Paige, Berry play smart in ACC Tournament championship victory
This time, Marcus Paige made the right decision in a tight game with North Carolina needing a bucket. After getting burned earlier in the year with the same tactic, UNC put the ACC tournament title game in the hands of its two best guards, Paige and Joel Berry. The pair delivered in a 61-57 win against Virginia. (Winston-Salem Journal
UNC seniors stick around for a proper, overdue coronation
The ACC tournament final ended, and confetti fell from the rafters. That’s nothing new, especially to North Carolina seniors Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson. This time, the players who stayed in Chapel Hill through four challenging seasons were able to stick around a little bit longer for an actual championship celebration. (Fayetteville Observer
Marcus Paige rises to the challenge against Brogdon, Cavaliers
On a night when Marcus Paige’s backcourt mate, sophomore guard Joel Berry, earned ACC Tournament MVP honors, the defense Paige played on Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon also loomed large. “He’s one of the best five defensive guards that I’ve ever coached,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said of Paige after the game. (Fayetteville Observer
UNC finally gets over the hump in an ACC tourney final
After losing their last four trips to the ACC Tournament championship game over the last five years, the top-seeded Tar Heels ended their futility and cut down the nets after an emphatic 61-57 victory against second-seeded Virginia at Verizon Center. The victory all but ensures coach Roy Williams’ team of a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. (Wilmington Star News
Video: ACC Tournament Championship Postgame Press Conference
Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, Joel Berry, and Brice Johnson answer questions from the media following the Tar Heels' 61-57 win over Virginia in the ACC Tournament Championship on March 12, 2016.