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Kris Jenkins surprised his brother, Nate Britt, at last night’s regional final

Villanova forward Kris Jenkins was able to watch his brother, UNC back-up point guard Nate Britt, reach the Final Four from the front row behind UNC’s bench. And the best part about it? Britt had no idea that Jenkins would be there. “I looked over and I only saw my parents,” Britt said. “When we were doing the introductions, I saw him sitting there and I was like, ‘Whoa, Kris is here!'” (NBC Sports)

Brice Johnson earns another All-America selection

Brice Johnson continues to add to his growing collection of postseason honors. Less than 12 hours after earning the Most Outstanding Player award at the NCAA’s East Regional for leading UNC to a championship-clinching 88-74 win against Notre Dame, the Tar Heels star was selected as a first-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC is Finally Tough Enough

The toughness question that has dogged UNC over the course of the season has undeniably been answered. The last nine games have put to rest the notion that the Tar Heels lack an edge. A quick Google search of "UNC" and "toughness" yields dozens of results, but the content of those results depends on what point of the season you reference. (Tar Heel Blog)

Why North Carolina will cut down the nets at the Final Four

Make no mistake: The Tar Heels head to Houston the favorites to cut down the nets. It's not just because they're the lone remaining No. 1 seed. It's not just because they're most talented of the group. It's because Roy Williams' team is the best constructed of the four to contend with this weekend's unspoken adversary: NRG Stadium. (FOX Sports)

Video: UNC Basketball Final Four Hype Video

UNC Basketball has reached its record 19th Final Four in program history where it will take on ACC foe, Syracuse. Get fired up for the Tar Heels' title quest with this hype video from the ACC Digital Network. View Video...

Theo Pinson lives up to ‘Spark Plug’ nickname in decisive Carolina run

Theo Pinson has always been the energy guy for North Carolina or, as he dubbed himself earlier this season, the “Spark Plug.” When the Tar Heels needed that most in Sunday night’s East Regional final, he came up with the huge plays to help them gain control when it appeared they were about to lose it. (Raleigh & Company)

Williams and Boeheim helped brew 'Bourbon Bedlam' in 2003

The 2003 Final Four weekend in New Orleans brought together such a chaotic cast of people and plots that it was quickly dubbed “Bourbon Street Bedlam.” But more than everything, that weekend was about Roy Williams, his Kansas team and the speculation that ‘Ol Roy might leave the school he loved for the one he loved first – Carolina. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The formula for success and failure for all the Final Four teams

North Carolina has lost six games this season -- none by more than six points. The Tar Heels are difficult to beat and they've been impossible to dominate this season. Too much talent and size. They're always alive, even in tight games. If the Tar Heels lose in Houston -- and that's a big if -- it's safe to assume they won't suffer a lopsided defeat. (

‘Everything clicked’ in second half

Less than a minute remained in the Tar Heels’ 88-74 win over Notre Dame in the Elite Eight, but the celebration was already underway. When the final buzzer sounded, Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, UNC’s senior leaders, embraced after four hard years of pursuing what now stood in front of them. For the first time since 2009, the Tar Heels were going to the Final Four. (Daily Tar Heel)

In trying season, Roy Williams savoring UNC’s return to Final Four

Roy Williams is headed to his eighth Final Four, fourth most in history, in a season that’s aged him maybe more than any other. Williams now has more postseason victories with UNC (35) than he did with Kansas (34). After the win, Williams said he “never wanted anything in my life for someone else as much as I wanted to get this bunch to the Final Four.” (Sports Illustrated)

Kennedy Meeks makes key moves as supporting cast helps Tar Heels advance past Notre Dame

UNC’s depth showed up in certain key stretches during its 88-74 defeat of Notre Dame in the East Regional final Sunday. Perhaps none of those supporting contributions proved timelier than Kennedy Meeks’ eight straight points out of the halftime gate, a personal run of four buckets in the first 4:12 of the second half that pushed the Tar Heels ahead 51-40. (Burlington Times News)

Theo Pinson plays way to place at press conference

The announcement sounded down the hall outside of UNC's locker room: Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Theo Pinson would go to the podium. "I can't believe it," Johnson answered. "Theo! I can't believe you really made it," the big man yelled to the teammate who had no spot at Saturday's practice day press conference, but still stole the spotlight. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Final Four Bound! UNC’s Win Over Notre Dame Provides Much-Needed Relief

The last four years have been a long–often draining–journey for Roy Williams and his team, as they’ve dealt with issues both on and off the court. Despite not having won a championship of any kind entering the year, this group of Tar Heels—led by seniors Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige–seems destined to win them all this season. (

Good Morning UNC is Final Four Bound

UNC won the East Regional over Notre Dame to advance to the Final Four for the 19th time in school history, more than any other program. This will be Roy Williams' eighth trip to the Final Four, placing him fourth all time behind John Wooden, Mike Krzyzewski and Dean Smith. UNC is also the only school to appear in the Final Four in eight straight decades. (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams is poised to do the unthinkable at UNC: Move past Dean Smith

Roy Williams goes to work in a building named for the man who made him what he is today, and that is exactly the way he wants it. He won’t even pull his car into Coach’s parking place, even though it technically is his space now. Williams is well into his second decade as the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels. Dean Smith left the job not quite 19 years ago. (Sporting News)

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