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Which ACC basketball venue is the toughest place to win?
4. North Carolina: Dean E. Smith Center; When it's the annual game against Duke or a marquee matchup with a top-ranked opponent, the nation's fourth-largest...

40 years ago, U.S. Olympians - coached by Dean Smith - played, beat the Allentown Jets
As a run-up to the '76 Olympics in Montreal, the U.S. team, coached by UNC coach Dean Smith, came to Bethlehem to take on the...

UNC's Smith Center Receiving Offseason Improvements
The UNC men’s basketball team will open the 2016-17 season with a renovated locker room suite at the Dean E. Smith Center. The $4.2 million...

Chansky’s Notebook: Vinsanity of Teammates
Dean Smith was a master of tough love, and he stayed on Vince Carter to play harder, play smarter and be a better teammate. Two...

Illinois State names Brian Reese assistant basketball coach
Brian Reese learned from one of college basketball's coaching legends in the late Dean Smith. He knows what it's like to reach the top, too,...

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...

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