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UNC senior appreciation accompanies pain

Having compiled 14 career victories in the NCAA tournament, made back-to-back trips to the national championship game and claimed the NCAA title, Theo Pinson saw Sunday’s domination by Texas A&M in the round of 32 as an unfortunate part of his Tar Heels legacy with classmate Joel Berry. He also viewed it from the perspective of a necessary evil. (Burlington Times News)

Indianapolis Colts Sign Tight End Eric Ebron

The Indianapolis Colts made a major splash in free agency Monday, signing tight end Eric Ebron. The 24-year-old Ebron — who stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 253 pounds — was a record-setting tight end at the University of North Carolina before entering the NFL Draft following his junior season, when the Detroit Lions made him the 10th-pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. (Indianapolis Colts)

The Agony of Defeat

Cameron Johnson sat by his locker silent and stunned. After speaking with reporters, the North Carolina graduate transfer put a towel over his head, looked down, and stared at the floor. With seven television microphones stuffed in his face, UNC junior Kenny Williams struggled to find words for what just happened. North Carolina's season had just ended. (Inside Carolina)

Spenser Dalton: 2017-2018 Season Takeaways

I remember thinking early in the season how much this team hustled after loose balls, took charges and battled for rebounds. When the Tar Heels were at their best, they looked nearly unstoppable, and the toughness they showed was a major part of what made them good. There’s a lot to be proud of this season, so here’s an assessment of some of those great traits. (Thoughts From a Walk-On)

Joel Berry & Theo Pinson Aren't Entirely Going Away

The final chapter of Joel Berry's and Theo Pinson's legacies shouldn’t be written yet. The effect they’ve had on teammates is immeasurable. “To me personally, they’ve meant the world just helping me grow as a person,” junior Kenny Williams said, following North Carolina’s season-ending loss to Texas A&M on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

What UNC will look like next season without Joel Berry and Theo Pinson

Joel Berry and Theo Pinson left North Carolina’s locker room after Sunday’s loss to Texas A&M to wait for the post-game press conference. Starters Kenny Williams, Luke Maye and Cam Johnson were left in the stunned locker room to answer questions about UNC's second-round loss to the Aggies. It was a glimpse of what next season will look like for the Tar Heels. (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels look to future without mainstays Berry, Pinson

Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson led the way as North Carolina won Atlantic Coast Conference titles, reached two Final Fours and claimed a national championship. Now they've played their final games, and the Tar Heels have massive holes to fill: Berry's competitiveness at the point, Pinson's knack for playmaking and the duo's role as UNC's seen-it-all leaders. (Associated Press)

Video: Cota, Forte lead UNC to upset of No. 1 seed Stanford - March 19, 2000

March 19, 2000 - Joseph Forte scores 17 points and Ed Cota has 10 assists to lead No. 8 seed North Carolina to a 60-53 win over top seed Stanford in the NCAA second round. Read More...

Only pain, only silence after stunning loss ends UNC's season

This loss, an 86-65 defeat to Texas A&M, was UNC's first in this tournament since falling to Villanova on a buzzer-beater in the 2016 title game. This pain wasn't that pain; nothing could be. But the shock was just as debilitating for the defending champions, casualties of March sooner than anyone expected. "I didn't picture it ending it like this," Roy Williams said. (Argyle Report)

The Life of a Coaching Family – Part 1: Marriage and Coaching

Over the next few weeks, Under The Headset will deliver a three-part series called, The Life of a Coaching Family. The series will take a firsthand look into what it’s like to be married in the world of college coaching from the perspectives of the coach, spouse, and children. The insights for come from UNC football coach, Larry Fedora, and his family. (Under The Headset)

The Run Ends

UNC's amazing run came to an end Sunday, derailed by a two-headed monster from the southwest. One head belonged to Tyler Davis, a big man for whom the Tar Heels had no answers, and the other a collection of perimeter shooters who haven’t exactly been constants this season. And with it, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson have played their last games as Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

2018 NCAA Tournament: The top 16 epic moments from an incredible first weekend

The Tar Heels were one of many highly seeded teams to be taken out by a lower-seeded team. No. 2 UNC fell 86-65 to No. 7 Texas A&M on Sunday in what wound up being the biggest margin of defeat in an NCAA Tournament game for Roy Williams. Even North Carolina couldn't save North Carolina. The Tar Heels got the opening weekend games in their own state. (CBS Sports)

Joel Berry, Theo Pinson leave to standing ovation

The loss not only ended the Tar Heels season but it ended the careers of seniors Theo Pinson and Joel Berry..The duo arrived at UNC as part of the 2014 recruiting class that also featured Justin Jackson. The three were all top 25 players and an important class for Roy Williams. Jackson left UNC after his junior season but is a huge part of the Tar Heels success. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC says goodbye to its seniors, the season earlier than expected

Theo Pinson and Joel Berry didn't go out the way they wanted, but what they accomplished is tough to match. Pinson said the message he'd pass to his teammates is to remember this feeling, adding, "It's the same feeling we had – well, it's a little bit different when we lost the national championship game." Losing Berry and Pinson felt like losing an era. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Joel Berry, Theo Pinson Post-Texas A&M Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina seniors Joel Berry and Theo Pinson speak with reporters in the locker room following the Tar Heels' loss to Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Charlotte on Sunday. Read More...

Lucas: This Place

Big Theo pondered this moment, which he knew would happen eventually. "It will come to an end one day," he said of his son Theo Pinson's time at UNC, but also finding a way to speak for every single one of the rest of us. "When that happens, I won't have to look back and feel bad that it's over. Because I enjoyed the heck out of it every day that it was happening." (GoHeels.com)

Quick Hitters – UNC vs. Texas A&M

First things first: Win or lose, the ending to a season is always sudden, abrupt, and jarring. What a treat the ride has been with Joel Berry and Theo Pinson over the last four years. It has been well-chronicled, but bears repeating, that the 2014 class of Berry, Pinson, and Justin Jackson turned out to be one of the more important classes ever at North Carolina. (Armchair All-Americans)

Video: UNC Players Post-Texas A&M Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina fell to Texas A&M, 86-65, in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday, and afterward the Tar Heels discussed the defeat and their season. Here are the interviews from the locker room featuring Kenny Williams, Cameron Johnson, Brandon Robinson, and Andrew Platek. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC blues: Here’s how Texas A&M manhandled the Tar Heels in NCAA tournament

Those A&M letters could have stood for “Ambushed” and “Manhandled,” because that’s what the underdog Aggies did to North Carolina in Charlotte. Said UNC coach Roy Williams of Texas A&M’s inside dominance: “They blocked 70,000 shots.” It was actually only eight, but it felt like more on a day when UNC blocked zero shots and kept getting stoned inside. (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels Overwhelmed in NCAAT Second Round Upset

In a NCAA Tournament where everything needed to go right for UNC, everything went wrong on Sunday. Any hopes for a third straight Final Four and back-to-back national titles relied on UNC’s ability to control the backboards, play effective defense and make shots. When all three factors work against Roy Williams’s squad, an 86-65 blowout becomes the result. (Inside Carolina)

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