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Six Tar Heels make ESPN's top 100 NBA players
ESPN ranked the 100 top NBA players of all time and six North Carolina players made the list. #1 - Michael Jordan (UNC: 1981–1984), #43...

Of Billy Cunningham and Brice Johnson
Billy Cunningham practically invented the term “double-double.” He averaged 24.8 points and 15.4 rebounds a game FOR HIS CAREER. Most incredibly, the man recorded double-doubles...

How does Brice Johnson’s career night rank in UNC, ACC history?
Brice Johnson is only the second Tar Heel ever to record as many as 39 points and 23 rebounds in the same game. Hall of...

UNC-Florida State Postgame Notes
Brice Johnson is the second Tar Heel ever to score 39 or more points and have at least 23 rebounds in the same game. Billy...

Recap & Analysis: UNC 106, Florida State 90
Brice Johnson's final line: 39 points, 23 rebounds, 14-16 FGs, 11-16 FTs, 3 blocks and 3 steals. It likely stands as one of the best...

Speakers For Dean Smith Celebration
UNC will celebrate the life of Dean E. Smith Sunday (Feb. 22) at 2 p.m. at the Smith Center. Speaking on behalf of the Carolina...

Today In History: Billy Cunningham's Banner Rises
On December 17, 1976, a Sixers legend was immortalized with a banner in the rafters. The Spectrum stood as the towering monument to Philadelphia indoor...

Maryland's ACC farewell vs. Virginia nostalgic for Gary Williams
No one understands or relishes the link between Maryland basketball and the ACC like Gary Williams. He played for the Terps against Billy Cunningham and...

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players
1. North Carolina: Home to the greatest NBA player of all-time, Michael Jordan, UNC has been pumping out All-Stars for over 40 years. Before MJ,...

Reggie Bullock Named Team MVP at Basketball Awards Banquet
UNC Press Release - Forward Reggie Bullock led the University of North Carolina in three-point percentage, was second in rebounding and third in scoring and...

ACC Basketball's Crown Jewels: Carmichael and Cameron
Carmichael Auditorium opened in 1965 as the larger, modern replacement for Woollen Gymnasium. Before the men's basketball team left in the mid-Eighties, the building's 10,180...

Billy Cunningham: the link to Sixers' last two NBA titles
Following his high school career, Billy Cunningham decided to accept a basketball scholarship to play at UNC. "Some guy named Dean Smith was the new...

Billy Cunningham makes ESPN Page 2's all-leap year team
All these guys are leapers, but don't pull a hamstring as you peruse Page 2's All-Leap Year Team. Billy Cunningham: Back when everybody had a...

Observations: Virginia Tech vs. UNC
Here's a great stat: Freshman forward Ed Davis is averaging a rebound every 2.7 minutes, a figure better than the career numbers for Sam Perkins...

Lucas: Chills
Dean Smith was recognized during Saturday's 15-point victory over Virginia, along with four other living Tar Heel Hall of Famers--James Worthy, Billy Cunningham, Bob McAdoo...

Roy Williams to coach 100th ACC game
UNC has already beaten the Cavaliers by 22 points this season, so today's game serves as the last warm-up for the Tar Heels' Wednesday night...

Special Halftime Honors Hall of Famers Saturday
Fans attending Saturday's Carolina-Virginia basketball game, which tips off at 4 p.m. at the Smith Center, should be aware of a very special halftime ceremony...

Special Halftime Honors HOFers Saturday
Fans attending Saturday's Carolina-Virginia basketball game, which tips off at 4 p.m. at the Smith Center, should be aware of a very special halftime ceremony...

Tuesday Talking Points
Ed Davis is currently averaging a rebound every 2.6 minutes, a figure better than the career numbers for Tar Heel rebounding greats Sam Perkins (1...

Dean and K: Legendary Parallels (Part 2)
Dean Smith replaced Frank McGuire after UNC’s 19-4 ACC regular-season championship in 1961. The ‘61 Tar Heels were on a one-year NCAA probation and, because...

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