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How UNC stacks up to past college basketball champions
8. North Carolina Tar Heels, 1957 (32-0): Famed for winning what's reputed to be the greatest NCAA title game of them all, North Carolina became...

South Carolina-Marquette matchup rekindles memories of super '70s series with Al and Frank McGuire
Having left the ACC and needing games to fill his schedule, Gamecocks head coach Frank McGuire called on a protege: Marquette’s Al McGuire, who though...

Bobby Cremins tells the stories that bind New York, ACC, Georgia Tech
Frank McGuire grew up in New York, played and then coached at St. John’s before taking the job at UNC in 1952, the year before...

Lucas: Brooklyn Boys
This weekend’s ACC Tournament won’t be Carolina’s first foray into Brooklyn. Sixty years ago, the Tar Heels had a very productive tie to the borough...

UNC’s All-New York City team could play with anybody
For UNC, the ties to New York perhaps run deeper than any other ACC school. There's the connection to the city through Frank McGuire, who...

ACC to visit the city that helped fuel its rise
“Frank McGuire, he’s the key guy,” former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins said. “We all know Everett Case is the godfather of the ACC, but...

Video: Frank McGuire's New York City Pipeline Led To 1957 Undefeated Season
Frank McGuire brought players from New York to North Carolina and changed the culture of basketball at UNC. Hear Lennie Rosenbluth, Tony Konchalski and Joe...

Joe Quigg, '57 Tar Heels to relive perfect season
Joe Quigg says he still gets goose pumps anytime the '57 champions are recognized for their season under Frank McGuire, the New Yorker who brought...

Remembering a perfect team of Tar Heels
UNC's Dec. 4 meeting with Radford coincides with the date 60 years ago that the 1956-57 UNC basketball season began with a decisive Tar Heels...

Dean Smith, Charlie Scott and how they changed more than a game at UNC
In 1966, Chapel Hill was still a town rooted in the Old South, UNC was a rather conservative campus and Dean Smith was no more...

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...

Williams, Tar Heels have followed program's time-tested blueprint
Win or lose against Villanova in the NCAA championship game, UNC's basketball program has followed its time-tested path to the opportunity to win a sixth...

Ranking every NCAA tournament championship team
8. North Carolina Tar Heels, 1957 (32-0): Famed for winning what's reputed to be the greatest NCAA title game of them all, North Carolina became...

Bob Young recalls stopping Wilt, helping unbeaten Tar Heels win in 1957
Bob Young was among a group of transplanted New Yorkers recruited by coach Frank McGuire in the mid-1950s that formed the nucleus of the 1957...

UNC Great Larese Dies at 77
Former UNC basketball star York Larese, a first-team All-ACC selection for three straight seasons and second-team All-American, passed away on February 6, 2016, at age...

UNC's Oldest Living Basketball Alum to Lead "Walk For Health"
Bobby Gersten is 95 years old. A 1942 Carolina alum, he’s UNC’s oldest living former basketball and baseball player. He helped build Carolina’s basketball dynasty...

Lucas: Lotz Played Role On Legendary Team
Danny Lotz, who died Wednesday at the age of 78, loved to joke about his role on the 1957 Carolina national championship team. At 6-foot-7,...

On the bench with Coach Dean Smith
From 1985 to 1987, Coach Dean Smith entrusted Adam Fleishman ’87 ’91 (M.B.A.) to manage Carolina basketball teams that included Tar Heel greats Kenny Smith,...

Ranking college basketball's history of 30-0 teams
7. 1956-57 North Carolina Tar Heels. Went 32-0 and won the NCAA title. Maybe the most overlooked dominant team in the history of the sport...

Key moments in Dean Smith’s career
Dean Smith became North Carolina’s coach in 1961 following the departure of Frank McGuire. Although UNC had won the NCAA title in 1957, an NCAA...

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