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Awards Handed Out At UNC's Annual Basketball Banquet
Justin Jackson, the 18th consensus first-team All-America in UNC history, and the third Tar Heel to win ACC Player of the Year and win an...

Third national title defines, rather than validates Roy Williams' legacy
Roy Williams is an emotional man to begin with. But just mention the name of his mentor and coaching inspiration Dean Smith and his eyes...

Tar Heels produced notebook, not textbook, basketball
The last two wins were seat-of-the-pants game plans by the coach who still has the notebooks from his days of watching Dean Smith run practices...

Lucas: Hooked
We all remember when we were hooked. The team that made me fall in love with Carolina basketball was the 1986-87 squad. They had Dean...

A look back: Chris Webber’s untimely timeout helps seal UNC’s NCAA title win
North Carolina won its sixth NCAA championship Monday with a 76-69 victory against Gonzaga. Twenty-four years before that, on April 5, 1993, another UNC team,...

Audio: Roy Williams Interview on Dean Smith and Monday's Championship
Shortly after leading UNC to its third NCAA Championship in 13 seasons, Roy Williams joined The David Glenn Show. Williams discussed his former mentor Dean...

Returning to campus, Roy Williams and Tar Heels continue celebration
A live stream of the plane landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport flashed across the video screens inside the Dean Smith Center, and nearly 20,000 fans roared...

10 compelling stats from North Carolina's win over Gonzaga
Roy Williams won his third national title as the Tar Heels' head coach, one more than his mentor, the legendary Dean Smith. Remarkably, Williams (398-115)...

Jubilant UNC fans welcome home national champs
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed home the national champion Tar Heels Tuesday evening with a party of thousands at the Dean...

David Chadwick: The 3 key things Dean Smith taught Roy Williams
I had the privilege of playing basketball for UNC in the 1970s. I had the special privilege of playing for Coach Dean Smith, a Hall...

Video: Roy Williams & Dean Smith - UNC Basketball's Legendary Coaches
Roy Williams takes a moment to emotionally reflect on winning his third national championship as it relates to his mentor Dean Smith's accomplishments. Williams joins...

Roy Williams humbly passes Dean Smith, joins elite coaching company
Roy Williams was simply not having it. Williams will never see himself as measuring up to his former boss, longtime mentor and dear friend. "I...

This Group of Tar Heels Carves Out Their Spot Among UNC’s All-Time Greats
As the clock hit triple zeroes Monday night in Phoenix—a moment that officially completed UNC’s quest for national championship redemption—this group of Tar Heels officially...

Roy Williams is era's best NCAA Tournament coach
Roy Williams’ March dominance is a remarkable thing. It’s not just that he’ll have passed his mentor, Dean Smith, for championships if he wins his...

Final Four 2017: Roy Williams in awkward position to pass mentor Dean Smith with one more win
Roy Williams goes to work in a building named for the man who made him what he is today, and that is exactly the way...

Numbers, matchups seem to favor Gonzaga in title game vs. UNC
North Carolina has the most NCAA Tournament victories since 2000 (46). This is Mark Few’s first Final Four and Roy Williams’ ninth -- only Mike...

Roy Williams? ‘He Doesn’t Have an Accent. You Have an Accent.’
If Michael Jordan is the most famous North Carolina Tar Heel and second place goes to the legendary coach Dean Smith, then somewhere in the...

Scott Williams will be a North Carolina Tar 'Host' for Final Four in Phoenix
For the next five days, Valley resident Scott Williams will be a North Carolina Tar 'Host'. "I'm beyond excited," said Williams. "Now that they're here,...

Flashback: Michael Jordan Begins Legendary Rise With Game-Winning NCAA Championship Shot
It was North Carolina’s first NCAA championship since 1957 and the first of Dean Smith’s career following six previous trips to the Final Four. More...

The Man Responsible for the Iconic Tar Heels' Uniforms
Alexander Julian is the man responsible for the Tar Heels’ iconic basketball jerseys. In the late 1980s Julian, a designer on a business trip in...

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