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For one North Carolina legend, Wells Fargo Center can provide a history lesson
Brice Johnson didn’t come to Philadelphia for the sightseeing. So focused was he that he didn’t even take a peek at the rafters, where Billy...

UNC-Indiana Postgame Notes
First-team All-America forward Brice Johnson scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. It was his 22nd double-double of the season. That ties the most...

UNC's Kennedy Meeks snaps out of postseason slump
In the victorious locker room, Roy Williams read off some stats for Marcus Paige, who had passed Michael Jordan on UNC's career scoring list. Williams...

UNC-Providence Postgame Notes
UNC has won 30 games for the 12th time, including six seasons under head coach Roy Williams. Brice Johnson had his 21st double-double of the...

UNC-Duke Postgame Notes
This is the seventh time in 13 years that Carolina has won the ACC regular-season title under Roy Williams. UNC has won the ACC regular-season...

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...

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