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Defining moment


North Carolina fans recall the 1957 basketball season as the one that brought the Tar Heels their first NCAA championship, but the implications of that run extend well beyond Chapel Hill. UNC defeated Kansas in three overtimes to win the national title. UNC defeated Kansas in three overtimes to win the national title. UNC defeated Kansas in three overtimes to win the national title. UNC defeated Kansas in three overtimes to win the national title. Former Carolina player Bob Cunningham, now deceased, later said that none other than former Jayhawk All-American and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, also now deceased, credited the Tar Heels with putting the new Atlantic Coast Conference on the map with that win. (Carolina Blue)


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