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Tar Heels say they're winners without taking it all

No shortage of guys on college basketball rosters talk about winning the NCAA Tournament. North Carolina actually is put together to pull it off. "We are built to win one," UNC senior Brice Johnson said. "We have to go out with the intensity to show it. We have to play great defense every night. You have to let the defense control the game for you." (

When UNC and Indiana last played in Philly

Friday's UNC-Indiana game at the Wells Fargo Center will be the third all-time NCAA Tournament meeting between the powerhouse programs. The first was one of the most famous games in college basketball history: the 1981 national championship game at the Spectrum. That historic contest became just as famous for events off the court as for events on it. (

Roy Williams gaining appreciation and confidence in his team

Roy Williams spoke on his newfound appreciation for these Tar Heels and the confidence he is gaining for them as the season and their tournament run progresses. "I'm getting more and more confident with my team every day," Williams said after the Providence win. "I started appreciating this team even more at the end of the season." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams speaks to the media prior to the Tar Heels' game against Indiana in the 2016 Sweet 16. View Video...

Video: Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference

North Carolina's Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson speak to the media prior to the Tar Heels' game against Indiana in the 2016 Sweet 16. View Video...

Video: Joel Berry, Justin Jackson Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference

North Carolina's Joel Berry and Justin Jackson speak to the media prior to the Tar Heels' game against Indiana in the 2016 Sweet 16. View Video...

Statistical breakdown: Hoosiers and Tar Heels

Indiana and North Carolina are set to face off Friday night in the Sweet Sixteen, the first meeting between the two teams in the postseason since 1984. This season, the teams have posted similar numbers on both offense and defense, but we’re diving into the numbers a little bit more in advance of Friday’s game. (Carolina Blue)

Sweet 16 coaches are in the bonus, $2,145,001 earned, much more available

North Carolina’s Roy Williams Has: $25,000 for NCAA tournament bid, $100,000 for Round of 32 appearance, $150,000 for Sweet 16 appearance; Can get: $200,000 for Elite Eight appearance, $200,000 for Final Four appearance, $250,000 for Winning NCAA title. (USA Today)

Seeding the 16 coaches left in the NCAA tournament

2.Roy Williams, UNC: The popular old theory that Williams can only win big with talent and talent alone just no longer flies and hasn’t for at least a couple of years. Brice Johnson will play in the NBA and Isaiah Hicks probably will. Everyone else on his 13th Carolina team is no more than a maybe. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Roy Williams Live: Choosing Sides

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams spoke out against fan criticism during his weekly Roy Williams Live radio show Monday night. “You’re either with us, or you’re not,” said Williams at Top of the Hill Restaurant in regards to a fan that heckled junior forward Kennedy Meeks during a recent game. “Period, the end.” (Inside Carolina)

7 best Brice Johnson celebrations

One of the best elements of watching UNC basketball games this season was seeing Brice Johnson's reactions throughout the games. Here are a few of my favorite Brice celebrations from this season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Scouting the Tar Heels from an Indiana Perspective

There are several things that stand out when looking at UNC’s profile. The Tar Heels play one of the nation’s fastest tempos but take care of the ball. Only 47 teams in the country average more possessions per game than UNC, yet the Tar Heels rank 25th in the country at taking care of the ball (15.4 turnover percent). That’s significantly better than Indiana. (Inside the Hall)

Lucas: Philadelphia Story

Barring something unforeseen, there will be one very big difference between Friday’s regional semifinal matching Carolina and Indiana in Philadelphia and the national championship game 35 years earlier in the same city: in the hours leading up to the game, both sides will be certain the game is going to be played. That wasn’t the case in 1981. (

2016 NCAA Tournament: Ranking the Sweet 16 Teams

2. North Carolina Tar Heels (30-6): If Kansas is No.1, then the Tar Heels are 1B. Roy Williams’ squad has saved its best and most versatile brand of basketball for March. The Tar Heels disposed of No. 16 Florida Gulf Coast in the opening round and then went small against No. 9 Providence to beat the Friars 85-66 on Saturday. UNC has so many ways to beat you. (Athlon Sports)

Marcus Paige gets to play back home in Iowa after all

Marcus Paige is going to get to come back home and play basketball after all. The UNC senior guard and former Linn-Mar all-stater will take part in the ACC Barnstorming Tour that will make a unique stop outside the Tar Heel State. A group of senior players from the ACC, including Paige, will play a team of local high-school seniors April 16 at Linn-Mar. (The Gazette)

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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

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10 TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15 TBD

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ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
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(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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