Video: Roy Williams, UNC Starters Pre-Villanova Press Conference
Roy Williams and the five Carolina starters (Johnson, Berry, Paige, Jackson & Meeks) answer questions the day before the Tar Heels take on Villanova in the 2016 National Championship.
Roy Williams could join coaching royalty with another title
North Carolina is one win from a sixth national championship. Roy Williams is one win from joining coaching royalty. Only five men have won more than two national championships. All are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and immediately recognizable to college basketball fans. (Associated Press
Lucas: National Championship Notebook
After Saturday’s display in the national semifinals, most observers will believe Villanova has the edge on the perimeter in Monday’s championship game. But if that’s the case, then the Tar Heels probably have the edge in the paint. “We’re going to have to deal with their size, length, rebounding and inside game,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said on Sunday. (GoHeels.com
Heels Didn't Need A 3 Until They Needed A 3
With 9:26 left in Saturday’s national semifinal game between North Carolina and Syracuse, Orange freshman Malachai Richardson drained his team’s sixth 3-pointer of the night cutting a 17-point Tar Heels lead to 7, yet Carolina still hadn’t seen a 3 fall through the cylinder. (Tar Heel Illustrated
Video: Theo Pinson Crashes Another Press Conference
Theo Pinson crashed UNC basketball's press conference prior to the National Championship Game. Roy Williams takes it all in stride, calling Pinson "Roy, Jr." and laughing off the distraction.
Roy Williams, UNC Players Pre-Villanova Press Conference Quotes
When you won in 2009 for your second title to match Dean, you said something along the lines of, Roy Williams and Dean Smith don't belong in the same sentence. Tomorrow if you win three, do you still believe so? Roy Williams: I know he was a heck of a lot better. I really believe that. I don't think I'm in the same league with Coach Smith, and I never will. (ASAP Sports
Video: Marcus Paige - The Leader Of UNC Basketball From Day One
Marcus Paige will lead UNC into the National Championship game against Villanova Monday night. ACCDN host Jeff Fischel takes a closer look at the senior's road to the National Championship game and finds out from his coaches what that road was like for the point guard.
Video: Theo Pinson 1-on-1 After Final Four Win
Theo Pinson told Jeff Fischel of the ACC Digital Network that it's been one heck of a journey and the guys on this team make it all worth it, after UNC advanced to the Championship Game to face Villanova.
Villanova Coach, Players Pre-UNC Press Conference Quotes
Villanova Coach Jay Wright on UNC: "We're going to play a really tough team that's probably playing the best basketball in the country right now. It's going to be a battle of wills because they do some things that we don't. Obviously we're going to have to deal with their size, their length, their rebounding, their inside game. This is going to be a hell of a game." (ASAP Sports
Smith Center to host championship game viewing party
The Dean Smith Center will be far from quiet as the Tar Heels face Villanova in the NCAA title game on Monday. Carolina Athletics will be hosting a viewing party in the Smith Center for fans in Chapel Hill. The game, which tips off at 9:19 p.m., will be shown on a large projection screen and the Smith Center video boards. Doors for students, faculty and staff will open at 8 p.m., and at 8:30 p.m. for the public. (UNC.edu
NCAA Championship: Tidbits and Numbers
North Carolina will face Villanova for the seventh time in the NCAA Tournament on Monday night. The Tar Heels are 5-1 against the Wildcats in those games and 3-0 under Roy Williams. UNC's single loss came in the 1985 Elite Eight. UNC has beaten Villanova in every round of the NCAA Tournament except the title game. (Tar Heel Blog
Historic Final Four blowouts set up an amazing, deserving tourney finale
Villanova owns an average margin of victory of 24.2 points through five tournament games. UNC sits at 16.2. A team getting to even a double-digit average is an incredible blaze to a title game. But these two have blitzed their way to what should be a tremendous finale. I'd be surprised if Monday's game is decided by double digits. (CBS Sports
Joel Berry is UNC's Confident, Consistent Floor General
Joel Berry hasn’t yet reached the heights of former Tar Heel Raymond Felton, who also wore No. 2, but only 40 minutes from winning a National Championship, he’s following Felton’s 11-year-old point guard championship blueprint – score when needed, lock down on defense and be steady. “He’s been our most consistent player all year," Roy Williams said. (Inside Carolina
UNC limits celebration, hopes for bigger one ahead
Marcus Paige allowed himself less than a minute to celebrate. As he, Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson, Brice Johnson and Joel Berry II checked out of Saturday’s 83-66 national semifinal win against Syracuse, Paige let himself exhale and take in the surroundings. UNC checked off one more item on the to-do list. But there’s still a big one remaining. (NSJ Sports
Doubters light a fire under UNC in win over Syracuse
Theo Pinson would like to ask a favor of the doubters and the cynics, the ones who insisted the Tar Heels weren't tough enough and instead were too pretty and too soft to win a national championship. Don't stop being you. Not just yet anyway. "Not until we're done," he said. "We've got one more. So we don't want 'em to stop. We need that edge." (ESPN.com