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Chansky’s Notebook: Ode to Ol’ Roy
You can argue with his strategy or claim he is too stubborn to change his coaching philosophies. But Roy Williams has won nearly 80 percent...

North Carolina's Roy Williams relies on experience in reaching 800 wins
It's no secret that North Carolina hasn't signed the recruits it used to seemingly pluck from the top 10. It also doesn't matter. Roy Williams...

Roy Williams second-fastest to 800 wins after North Carolina defeats Syracuse
If Monday's game is any indication of how good UNC will be in ACC play and beyond, Roy Williams could (and likely will) surpass Eddie...

UNC-Syracuse Postgame Notes
Monday’s win was the 800th in Roy Williams’ career. He is the ninth coach to win 800 games as a Division I head coach. Williams...

Lucas: One Of Us
We could be a Roy, couldn’t we? We could let a “dadgum” slip every now and then or we could toss a jacket. He just...

Syracuse basketball has no answer for North Carolina's size in loss
The Syracuse Orange was no match for the best rebounding team in the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina, which has been dominant on the boards...

Roy Williams earns 800th win as UNC fends off Syracuse
In a rematch of last season’s Final Four, the North Carolina beat Syracuse, 85-68, on Monday to deliver head coach Roy Williams his 800th win...

Syracuse Visits North Carolina Monday Night
Carolina hosts Syracuse on Monday, 1/16, at 7 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center (ESPN). Syracuse is 11-7 overall, 3-2 in ACC play The...

Dustin Ackley's Number To Be Retired Jan. 26
Former Carolina great and 2009 Rivals.com National Player of the Year Dustin Ackley will have his No. 13 retired in a ceremony during the UNC-Virginia...

Carolina Insider Podcast: J.R. Reid
The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is now available featuring a fun conversation with former Tar Heel All-America J.R. Reid about his time...

Four Factor Friday: Board Games
North Carolina is 15-3 and 3-1 in ACC play as it prepares to host Florida State (16-1, 4-0 ACC) Saturday at the Dean E. Smith...

Will Lefty Driesell ever get in the Hall of Fame?
“He needs to be in the Hall of Fame,” ex-Georgetown coach John Thompson, one of Lefty Driesell’s great rivals, says. There are a million...

Chansky’s Notebook: Tough Young Coach
King Rice was tough enough to make Bobby Hurley cry. When the emotional former Tar Heel apologized to his Monmouth team for criticizing the officials...

Audio: Art Chansky - "Game Changers" tells the story of UNC basketball and the Civil Rights Movement
Art Chansky, veteran sportswriter and author of several books on UNC basketball, joins the Sports Shop crew to discuss his new book "Game Changers." The...

King Rice & Monmouth Visit Smith Center On Wednesday
North Carolina concludes regular-season non-conference play against Monmouth on 12/28 at 7 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. Monmouth head coach King Rice played...

For Monmouth's King Rice, emotions may play a role at UNC
This is not the first time King Rice will take his team to UNC (Wed., 7 PM, ESPNU), and it probably won't be the last...

Monmouth, UNC will both look to play fast
Monmouth's next opponent, seventh-ranked North Carolina, averages that same number of possessions, but is getting more out of them, ranking in the top 10 nationally...

On This Day: Dean Smith Named 1997 Sportsman of the Year
On this day in 1997, Sports Illustrated named Dean Smith the Sportsman of the Year. The award is given to the athlete or team whose...

Video: 96-year-old UNC basketball legend Bobby Gersten dribbling, dunking, dancing in the Dean Dome
Bobby Gersten, the University of North Caroilna's oldest living basketball and baseball player, discusses his role in recruiting and retaining former Tar Heel coach Dean...

Three takeaways from Kentucky’s win over North Carolina in a basketball classic
This may have been the best Kentucky-North Carolina game ever. There have been some really good ones over the years, going back to the Dean...

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