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Video: Jawad Williams on Being a Tar Heel

As former North Carolina forward and 2005 NCAA Champion Jawad Williams celebrates his birthday today, we look back at a March 2017 interview where Williams discusses what it means to be a Tar Heel, UNC's 2005 NCAA Tournament run, the Carolina basketball family, his relationship with Michael Jordan, and the UNC-Duke rivalry. Read More...

Chansky’s Notebook: Our Coach of the Year

He won’t be, but North Carolina's Roy Williams should be ACC Coach of the Year. When you look at a team’s progress through the season, Williams has done the best job. His traditional double-post offense proved ineffective with three freshmen trying to replace Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley in the middle. So Roy went to his small lineup. (Chapelboro.com)

Podcast: Reviewing UNC's Win Over Louisville, Previewing Syracuse

Inside Carolina's Sherrell McMillan breaks down North Carolina's win over Louisville and then looks ahead to Syracuse and talks about what the Tar Heels will need to do to get a win in the Carrier Dome. (Audioboom)

Where are they now? Former UNC basketball walk-on Sasha Seymore

Sasha Seymore is pursuing a master's degree in business administration from Stanford. He graduated from UNC with a bachelor’s degree in economics and global studies, and from Queen’s University Belfast with a master’s degree in conflict transformation and social justice. At UNC, he was senior class president and a member of the varsity basketball team. (Stanford.edu)

Final two weeks: disaster scenarios, tiebreakers and more for the Triangle teams

North Carolina (third place): ACC Tournament Top-4 seed prospects: Warm. It didn't like possible a few weeks ago, but the Tar Heels sit at 10-5 with three games left, earning a head-to-head win (Louisville) or a split (Clemson, NC State) with three of the five 8-9 win teams (Virginia Tech and Florida State, both of which own the tiebreaker over North Carolina). (WRAL Sports Fan)

With UNC win at Louisville, Roy Williams passes…himself?

Now, in his 15th season at North Carolina, Roy Williams has reached another milestone in his legendary career. Thanks to a victory over Louisville on Saturday, Williams recorded his 419th win at North Carolina; one more than he had at Kansas. In the history of college basketball, 112 coaches have won 418 or more games. Williams, though, has done it twice. (Keeping It Heel)

Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell pays homage to Vince Carter, wins slam dunk title

Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell paid homage to legendary dunker Vince Carter and took home the slam dunk championship on Saturday night at Staples Center. Mitchell, a late addition to the contest, sported a vintage Carter jersey then replicated his famous 360 windmill dunk to claim the title over Cleveland Cavalier forward Larry Nance Jr. (USA Today)

Photos: Michael Jordan's 55th Birthday Party Attendees

When the greatest basketball player of all time celebrates his birthday, he does it the way he played the game - incredibly and with style. This year, M.J. and friends gathered in Bel-Air over NBA All-Star weekend to celebrate his 55th, and not only was the guest list star-studded, it was equally stylish. The dress code? "Dress to Impress - and Wear J's." (Esquire)

Diamond Heels Win Thriller At USF, 9-8

North Carolina won a thriller Sunday against USF thanks to an Ike Freeman solo home run in the top of the 10th inning and a three-inning win from Austin Bergner who retired nine straight Bulls batters. The Tar Heels blew a seven-run lead in the seventh inning before battling back to earn its second consecutive win and clinch the opening series against the Bulls. (GoHeels.com)

McCool, Ortega Lead No. 7 UNC Women's Lacrosse By Liberty, 23-4

Seventh-ranked North Carolina got seven goals from senior Marie McCool and five from freshman Jamie Ortega to beat Liberty, 23-4, Sunday at Kenan Stadium. McCool tied her career high with the seven goals that came on just eight shots. McCool also scored seven goals against Louisville in 2017. The UNC record for goals in a game is eight, set in 2002. (GoHeels.com)

No. 4 Louisville Pulls Away Late From UNC Women's Basketball

Asia Durr scored 19 points to help No. 4 Louisville rally past North Carolina 67-57 on Sunday. Arica Carter added 14 points for the Cardinals (27-2, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who finished 8-0 on the road in conference play for the second time in four years. Janelle Bailey scored 20 points and Paris Kea had 14 for North Carolina (14-13, 4-10). (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Softball Falls to Wisconsin in Weekend Finale

Despite a 9-7 win over the Badgers Saturday, North Carolina could not complete the sweep Sunday as Wisconsin earned the 6-0 decision to conclude the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Wisconsin took an early three-run lead in the second inning that UNC could not overcome. Kiani Ramsey highlighted the Tar Heels in the field with a diving catch in the second inning. (GoHeels.com)

UNC sports advertising researcher speaks at Winter Games in South Korea

Dr. Jonathan Jensen teaches sports administration at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is visiting South Korea to lecture on the economics of sports and branding through advertising. “Putting the brand together at the Olympic rings is something that can impact consumers for a number of years,” he said. Jensen studies why some partnerships work and some don’t. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Joel Berry The Rim Protector?

Ray Spalding is 6-foot-10 and athletic. So when the Louisville junior broke free for an uncontested dunk to cut UNC’s lead to 6 with 2:31 remaining Saturday, it brought down the house filled to the rafters with over 21,000 fans at KFC Yum! Center. Only it didn’t work out that way. Joel Berry, North Carolina’s little-big engine that seemingly always can, did once again. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

No. 1 UNC Women's Tennis Tops Michigan, 4-1

The No. 1 ranked North Carolina women's tennis team took down visiting Michigan, 4-1, on Sunday in its return home to Chapel Hill following the ITA National Indoor Championship win last week. With the win, the team moves to 11-0 to stay undefeated on the season. The victory marks North Carolina's third win over Michigan in the last four years. (GoHeels.com)

UNC men's lacrosse survives calm before storm with another overtime win

North Carolina's 12-11 win over Lehigh on Saturday was UNC’s second consecutive overtime affair after beating Furman, 15-14, in an extra frame on Feb. 10. Head coach Joe Breschi says those unexpectedly-close games were good for the team — even if they caused some stress. “The tightness of the games has been great for us,” he said. (Argyle Report)

Tar Heels have found their hustle as calendar nears March

Here's perhaps the scariest part for the rest of the ACC: Not only are the Tar Heels shooting the ball well, they're starting to do a little bit of everything well, especially the things that win grind-it-out games come March. "This is when we always get it going, ever since I've been here," North Carolina senior swingman Theo Pinson said. "We know what time it is." (ESPN.com)

Quick Hitters: UNC at Louisville

Although he did not shoot well for the majority of the game, Luke Maye had 13 rebounds, three assists, and four steals. But then Maye decided to hit three three-pointers (including a ridiculous off-balance end-of-shot-clock version) in the final 3:30 of the game and finish with 19 points and his 14th double-double of the season. Because that’s what Luke Maye does. (Armchair All-Americans)

Lucas: The Rim Protector

Think of all the plays Joel Berry has made. All the big three-pointers. All the drives to the basket and finishes through an impossible amount of contact. And yet, it took until he had three regular season games left in his Tar Heel career before he made the quintessential Joel Berry play, the one we'll see ten years from now and immediately say—yep, that was Joel Berry. (GoHeels.com)

UNC baseball downs USF, 12-5

No. 6 North Carolina bounced back from its season opening loss in a big way with a 12 to 5 win over USF at USF Baseball Field on Saturday night. Tyler Baum led the way on the mound for the Tar Heels as he went 5.1 innings and set a career high with 10 strikeouts. The Tar Heel bats came alive Saturday night as they drove in 12 runs on 14 hits. (GoHeels.com)


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