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Tar Heels back on top

UNC pounded out an incredible 64-29 rebounding advantage at Duke on Saturday. Twenty-seven of the Tar Heels’ boards came on the offensive end, leading to 20 second-chance points. Both Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks had double-doubles, with 34 rebounds between them. Five days earlier, UNC grabbed 19 offensive rebounds in a win against Syracuse. (Wilmington Star News)

Patrick Ewing tells a good Michael Jordan story

Roy Williams told me a story once about a recruiting visit to UNC that involved you (Patrick Ewing) and Michael Jordan getting into a trash-talking pickup game on the spur of the moment at a campus gym. Is that true? Ewing: It is true. We played in street clothes because Michael just kept trash-talking. I don't even remember who won, but I do remember dunking on him. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC basketball - Seven ACC titles in 13 years

The 2015-2016 season is Roy Williams' 13th as North Carolina's head coach. In his time at the helm, Williams has won seven ACC regular season titles. He gained No. 7 on Saturday night with a 76-72 win over Duke to become the outright ACC champs. (Carolina Blue)

A strenuous off-season launched Hornets’ Marvin Williams to some career numbers

If you measure a player’s season on the consistency scale, it would be tough to top power forward Marvin Williams. In his 11th NBA season, Williams is posting some career numbers. This has been his best rebounding season (6.9 per game) and his best 3-point shooting season (39 percent). His scoring average (10.9 ppg) is his highest in seven seasons. (Charlotte Observer)

Brice Johnson Named All-ACC, Isaiah Hicks Top Sixth Man

UNC senior forward Brice Johnson is a unanimous selection to the 2016 All-ACC first team. Johnson and Virginia’s Malcolm Brogden were both unanimous selections receiving first-team votes. Brogden was named the ACC’s Player of the Year with Johnson finishing second. Tar Heel junior Isaiah Hicks is the ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year. (

Scenes from UNC students' Franklin Street celebration

With their 76-72 win over Duke Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, North Carolina clinched the ACC regular season crown and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Back in Chapel Hill, it was lit. Literally. North Carolina students flooded Franklin Street immediately and started a bonfire at the Columbia Street intersection following the victory. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC, Duke have questions to answer

It was loud. It was so, so loud inside Cameron Indoor Stadium. The screams and the shrieks and all the ancillary primal sounds that accompany this rivalry were as earsplitting as ever in a game that was as competitive as ever. North Carolina’s 76-72 victory over Duke made the margin between the two teams merely five points over two games won by the road team this year. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Joel Berry's late-game burst bolsters Tar Heels in rematch with Duke

UNC guard Joel Berry had the ball in his hands at the end of the first game this season against Duke and that didn’t go so well. He never flinched in the rematch, making so many clutch plays down the stretch that it was difficult to keep track of them all. “We stuck to our plan,” Berry said after the eighth-ranked Tar Heels’ title-clinching 76-72 victory against No. 17 Duke. (Burlington Times-News)

Nothing regular about this title for Carolina

A long basketball game at the end of a long season ended about the way we thought it would. Both the game and the season. UNC defeated Duke 76-72 in the cauldron of Cameron, winning the mythical title Roy Williams cherishes more than what comes next and leaving nothing behind but blue paint. In the end, UNC was exhausted. Duke was vanquished. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: UNC Basketball - All-Access Win at Duke - 2016

Relive the 76-72 win at Duke like never before. Watch the emotion pre-game, in-game and post game as the Tar Heels leave Cameron Indoor victorious and as the ACC regular season champs! View Video...

Wrapping Up UNC-Duke and the Regular Season

You didn't dream it. UNC finished a game by showing some mettle late to get out of Durham with a four point win and the ACC Regular Season title. Here are a few more observations. With the win over Duke, UNC claimed a seventh ACC Regular Season Championship under Roy Williams joining the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 teams. (Tar Heel Blog)

Turner's Take: Coast To Coast, Wire To Wire

Joel Berry's coast-to-coast lay-up, which made the score 68-59, wasn't the final nail in Duke's coffin, but it certainly made a statement. The UNC sophomore saw an opening to change the game, and he took it. And that's what he did. Took the ball in his hands, made a statement, and changed the game. “I like when they get loud and you hit a shot and it quiets them,” Berry said. (

UNC shows guts, killer instinct in gritty win over Duke

UNC left Cameron as 76–72 victors, outright ACC champs and players who were no longer 0-fer their careers at Cameron. And they finally have a response to the many who see Carolina as lacking the killer instinct to win a title. Marcus Paige surveyed his locker room and said, “I don’t see a lack of killer instinct today, is all I’ve gotta say.” (Sports Illustrated)

Tar Heel seniors validate their legacy with ‘banner’ win at Duke

Marcus Paige and his UNC basketball teammates heard the good news as they returned to their locker room at Cameron Indoor Stadium following pregame warmups on Saturday. With Miami having lost at Virginia Tech, they were assured of no worse than a share of their first regular season ACC championship since 2012. But the Tar Heels weren’t in a sharing mood. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels fix errors, redeem loss to win ACC at Duke

Roy Williams told North Carolina it'd been done before and it could be done again, and it was. UNC won at Cameron Indoor Stadium after losing round one of the rivalry series with Duke for the fourth time in 11 seasons. This time was special for the Tar Heels, though. This 76-72 win against the Blue Devils earned more than rivalry redemption. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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