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UNC to host King Rice's Monmouth team in 2016
Under sixth-year head coach King Rice, Monmouth has played 20 high-major programs. That number will grow by four next winter when the Hawks play at...

Johnson, Paige Claim Top Honors At UNC Awards Ceremony
Senior forward Brice Johnson won the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award and senior guard Marcus Paige became the first Tar Heel men’s basketball player...

UNC fans: Family even in defeat
Organizers estimated about 10,000 people packed the Dean E. Smith Center to watch UNC fall, 77-74 to Villanova, and most of them lined up on...

So, where does Roy Williams really compete?
The North Carolina Tar Heels return to the NCAA Championship title game tonight against Villanova, where Roy Williams hopes to do at UNC what neither...

Roy Williams Winning His Way
Forty minutes. That’s all that separates Roy Williams from a third national championship. That’s one more than Dean Smith won, and it’s one that would...

Dean Smith, An NCAA Champion Coach With Integrity And Preparation
Dean Smith was already a winner, but going into the 1981-82 season the one thing he didn’t have on his resume was an NCAA basketball...

North Carolina and Villanova face drastically different expectations ahead of national title game
Villanova and UNC will share a floor Monday, but on the sport's grander stage, they play very different roles. One school needs titles and the...

Jimmy V, Coach K And Dean Smith: The 3 Legends Of N.C. Basketball
This was such a perfect storm in the 1980s in the research tribal of three remarkable men who also happened to be great basketball coaches...

Roy Williams, UNC Players Pre-Villanova Press Conference Quotes
When you won in 2009 for your second title to match Dean, you said something along the lines of, Roy Williams and Dean Smith don't...

Smith Center to host championship game viewing party
The Dean Smith Center will be far from quiet as the Tar Heels face Villanova in the NCAA title game on Monday. Carolina Athletics will...

Williams, Meeks, Berry, Johnson Post-Syracuse Quotes
Roy Williams: "I'll get something out of the way first tonight. I really wish Stuart Scott was here tonight. I really wish Dean Smith and...

UNC's Roy Williams sticks to '82 philosophy
Dean Smith's influence remains very visible in North Carolina's program. Through the years, Roy Williams even taught his mentor a thing or two. The top-seeded...

Video: Kenny Smith - UNC Basketball Tradition Is Like Having Cousins In Every City
Kenny Smith was a consensus 1st-team All-American guard for the Tar Heels and knows all about UNC's family tradition. ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel...

Roy Williams' suggestion to Dean Smith -- and it worked
Roy Williams remembers his first Final Four trip with UNC, and coach Dean Smith's "whole philosophy was to keep everybody away." That was 1981, Williams'...

Art’s Angle: Back-To-Back
Carolina’s appearance here marks the 14th time that one Triangle Area college team has followed another to the Final Four the next year. Fourteen times...

Lucas: The Rule Of Three
No one knows exactly when he first said it. But he most definitely said it. At some point during Dean Smith’s Hall of Fame career,...

Roy Williams Offers Advice for the Ages
On the left side of Roy Williams’s office desk is a drawer full of random pieces of paper, a notebook or two and an old...

UNC cheer team, too, fulfilling dreams at Final Four
I started cheering when I was 4 years old. One of the first goals I remember having was to become a Carolina Cheerleader and don...

March 29, 1982: Dean Smith Wins 1st National Basketball Championship
On March 29, 1982, Dean Smith won his first NCAA national championship with the Tar Heels men’s basketball team. The Tar Heels won 63-62 over...

Video: James Worthy, Antawn Jamison Discuss UNC Basketball Legacy
James Worthy and Antawn Jamison discuss the lasting legacy of the late Dean Smith that has created a family atmosphere that will forever reverberate throughout...

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