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Roy Williams still has plenty left to give

It’s time for Doug Gottlieb to apologize to Roy Williams. A month ago, the CBS basketball analyst said on air Williams might retire at the end of the season. His inference was the game has passed by Williams due to the team’s up-and-down play. Gottlieb said this before the tip-off of Miami-North Carolina game on Feb. 20 in Chapel Hill. (Today's U)

Relive Michael Jordan's greatest game on its 26th anniversary

Michael Jordan is the best basketball player who ever lived. (Until Steph Curry retires) this is an inarguable fact, like "2+2=4" or "Michael Keaton is the best Batman." Jordan won six championships, never lost in the NBA Finals and did approximately one million other unfathomable things throughout his Hall-of-Fame 15-year career. But 26 years ago today, Jordan was at his absolute most Jordan-est peak. (FOX Sports)

What to know about Syracuse

The Orange don’t fit the typical mold for a Cinderella team. Jim Boeheim showed why he’s considered a Hall of Fame coach by switching to a full-court press defense from Syracuse’s trademark 2-3 zone — a move that flummoxed the Cavaliers and sparked Syracuse’s comeback. The Orange have proven they’re not just a feel-good story. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels, Roy Williams ease their pain with Final Four run

Roy Williams has often said that comparing the teams he’s coached is like a father comparing his children. He loves them all equally, just in different ways. And yet, much like the unique bond that exists between a parent and the youngest of his offspring, there’s a special place in Williams’ heart for his current North Carolina basketball team. (Wilmington Star News)

Brice Johnson named to Wooden Award All-American team

Brice Johnson of UNC, Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis and Michigan State's Denzel Valentine are among 10 players chosen for the John R. Wooden Award All-American team announced Monday. The others are Duke's Grayson Allen, Providence's Kris Dunn, Kansas' Perry Ellis, Indiana's Yogi Ferrell and Iowa State's Georges Niang. (ESPN.com)

Final Four: Tar Heels 'didn't come this far just to come this far'

At Owen High School, Roy Williams' former player Porky Spencer would share a thought of the day, and Williams liked the line, "I didn't come this far just to come this far." Williams has used the line this season with a UNC team that’s pursuing a national championship. Marcus Paige referenced it Sunday during and after an 88-74 win against Notre Dame. (Fayetteville Observer)

Roy Williams Live: Brice Johnson & the Technical

What do you do when your best player picks up a technical foul in a pivotal moment of a game with a trip to the Final Four on the line? Roy Williams faced that exact dilemma in Sunday’s 88-74 Elite Eight victory over Notre Dame. “Am I going to sit him out the rest of the game and not play him anymore?” Williams asked during his radio show on Monday. (Inside Carolina)

Nothing but net: Carolina teamwork extends to postgame

Among the Tar Heels in uniform in Philadelphia on Sunday, only Kennedy Meeks had experienced what it felt like to cut down the second-to-last net of the year. As he took the scissors and trimmed away a piece of the home net, he experienced a sense of déjà vu. That’s because he’d just done the same thing at the other end of the floor, not five minutes earlier. (NSJ Sports)

UNC, Syracuse, and the 800 lb. NCAA Gorilla

Both Syracuse and UNC had troubles with the NCAA. Syracuse has paid its price, while the Tar Heels have not yet had their judgment passed, though they have also paid a price. The takes will be hot over the next six days but none of this should take away from what the Orange and Tar Heels have accomplished. If only that were allowed to be the case. (Tar Heel Blog)

With final chance, Johnson, Paige attain Final Four

For Carolina seniors Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson it has been a long and bumpy road to the Final Four. Both admit it was worth the wait. Paige signed when North Carolina was ranked number 1 in the nation. He said he expected repeat trips to basketball’s ultimate destination. One will have to do, but that’s better than none. They can appreciate it more. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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...

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27 7:30 ET ACCNE

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10 7:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15 TBD ACCN

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23


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