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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...

Dean Smith's Transition Not Always Smooth
Willis Whichard was a freshman in 1958 when Dean Smith came on board as an assistant. One Sunday evening in August 1961, Whichard and his...

Dean Smith, Al McGuire and Charlotte’s Providence Road
Allie McGuire met a lot of great coaches during his summers in North Carolina when his dad would run a camp and bring in guests...

Legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith pases away
The son of Baptist schoolteachers, raised in the railroading town of Emporia, Kansas, Dean Smith played positions -- quarterback, point guard, catcher -- in high...

SI Vault: Dean Smith Won Battles Large And Small, On The Court And Off
On Aug. 5, 1961, 30-year-old Dean Smith was appointed to preside over what survived as basketball at the University of North Carolina. It was something...

From Dean Smith to Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown has extensive ties
Larry Brown, 73, has had a long coaching career, and in that time, he's grown quite the coaching tree. Take a look at the people...

Rivalry Renewed
In light of the announced 2015 scheduling of North Carolina vs. South Carolina, a unique historical opportunity has been created to potentially re-ignite the flames...

Heels-'Nova Have History
Carolina and Villanova have played 14 times in men’s basketball, with the Tar Heels holding a 10-4 record, 4-1 in the NCAA Tournament. But almost...

Video: 1957 National Championship, UNC vs Kansas
The North Carolina Tar Heels complete an undefeated 32-0 season by defeating Wilt Chamberlain and the Kansas Jayhawks 54-53 in triple overtime at the NCAA...

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