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10 bold NCAA tournament predictions: UNC won't last the first weekend

Let's be honest. You're here to laugh at the guy who once finished 0-for-10 in a bold predictions story. You probably figured I'd quit by now. Well, you're wrong because I'm back, baby! Here is my latest round of bold predictions for the 2015-16 NCAA tournament: 1. National title? North Carolina won't even make the Sweet 16. (

2016 NCAA Tournament's loaded East region one of the most difficult ever

The committee that put together this bewildering NCAA bracket might as well have gone ahead and asked Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors to give it a go this March. Because the East couldn't get much tougher than it already is. North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana — two of those teams will be gone after the Sweet 16. Guaranteed. No do-overs. (Sporting News)

NCAA sets opening round game times, TV network assignments

The NCAA has announced starting times and television assignments for its opening rounds of tournament basketball games. North Carolina will take on the winner of Florida Gulf Coast vs. Fairleigh Dickinson at 7:20 p.m. on Thursday at Raleigh’s PNC Arena (TBS). Duke will take on UNC Wilmington in Providence, R.I. at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday (CBS). (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels’ big men major obstacle to Kentucky

Remember how Texas A&M hurt Kentucky on the backboards? Brice Johnson (16.6 ppg, 10.6 rpg) and the powerful Tar Heels front line boast a plus-8.1 rebounding margin (A&M is only plus-3.9). The Tar Heels are among the worst possible matchups for a UK team that has the guard play to win it all. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Inconsistent Tar Heels completely untrustworthy

The Tar Heels are virtually impossible to predict. Heads, they're an extremely talented, well-equipped bunch that defend aggressively, dominate the offensive glass and excel in transition. Tails, they're an enigmatic group plagued by surrendered jumpers, deficient three-point shooting and inexplicable mental lapses. (Yahoo! Sports)

Tyler Hansbrough, more NBA players predict March Madness

How do you think UNC will do this post season? Tyler Hansbrough (Hornets forward): We’ve got some seniors. I think they know how to prepare. We’ve got to wait and see what happens, but I’m pretty confident in our team. I like how the guys are coming together and playing. (I follow it) very closely. I keep up with the Tar Heels. It’s the only team I watch. (Sporting News)

NCAA tournament: Can UNC make its way through a difficult East?

North Carolina is clearly the most talented team in the field. But its performances this season haven’t always showcased that potential. That appeared to change in Washington D.C. this week, as the Tar Heels won their first ACC tournament title since 2008. And it was the tenor of the rugged 61–57 victory against Virginia in the final that resonates the most for UNC. (Sports Illustrated)

Breaking down UNC's starting point, NCAA tournament path to Houston

UNC starts East Regional play at PNC Arena, and an opening-round win would mean a Sunday matchup against eighth-seeded Southern Cal or ninth-seeded Providence. Andy Enfield, who left Florida Gulf Coast for USC after the “Dunk City” run, coaches a team that has lost seven of its last 10 games. Providence started 17-3 before going through a 2-6 stretch in the Big East. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: UNC's 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket Reaction

Watch the Tar Heels react to being announced as the No. 1 overall seed in the East Region of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. View Video...

Lucas: Tar Heels Watch Together

Roy Williams might have obtained some inside scoop on a day when the brackets leaked on the internet well before they were announced on CBS. But the players still wanted the thrill of seeing their name up on the board, and then to watch each slot filled in line by line. Whether Williams actually had the bracket will never be known. Instead, the Tar Heels watched with the rest of the nation. (

Roy Williams On NCAA Tournament Bid

Roy Williams: “Well, I was certainly thankful that they told us where we were (seeded) early in a two-hour show. It was exciting. Our guys responded with some very positive feelings and applause and some statements that we really like (being a number one seed). It was a relief to know it that early. We feel like we accomplished some great things this season." (

UNC No. 1 Seed in East, will face Florida Gulf Coast/Farleigh Dickinson winner

North Carolina is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament East Regional, earning a top seed for an NCAA-record 15th time and the sixth time under head coach Roy Williams. The Tar Heels will play on Thursday in Raleigh against the winner of the play-in game between Florida Gulf Coast and Fairleigh Dickinson. Time and television information will be announced soon. (

North Carolina uses Ali-Frazier as inspiration in hard-fought ACC championship game

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier had electrifying, gritty, fights of the century more than four decades ago. Roy Williams remembers those days. But his North Carolina players who were all born in the 90s? Not so much. But these players — the group that claimed the Tar Heels’ first ACC tournament championship since 2008 on Saturday — can relate to those boxing matches. (USA Today)

NCAA Selection Sunday: Last Look at the Projections

The NCAA Tournament field will be announced at some point during the ridiculously long two hour selection show starting at 5:30 PM on CBS. The first order of business is whether the Tar Heels will be in the Raleigh pod for the First and Second Rounds. That is 99.9% certain at this point. The other question is whether UNC will be a #1 seed or not. (Tar Heel Blog)

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. (

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