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Chansky’s Notebook: Channeling The Dean
I’m sure Roy Williams will do this when the time is right, but Dean Smith would not have been subtle in his promotion of Luke...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Recapping NCSU & Notre Dame
Recap the big basketball wins over North Carolina State and Notre Dame and take stock of the rest of the season in the latest episode...

Tar Heels withstand Notre Dame, win for third time in five days
Joel Berry scored 21 points as No. 14 North Carolina withstood a few second-half Notre Dame rallies in an 83-66 victory Monday at the Smith...

UNC-Notre Dame Postgame Notes
Tonight's win was the 418th for Roy Williams as coach of the Tar Heels. He also won 418 as coach at Kansas from 1988-2003. Williams...

Inside The UNC Numbers: Second(ary) to None
The secondary break is a staple of Roy Williams' system. Like his mentor, Dean Smith, Williams uses a variety of early-offense sets to create quick...

Seventh Woods Expected to be Available Thursday vs. Duke
Barring any further setbacks, North Carolina sophomore point guard Seventh Woods will be available for UNC's game against Duke on Thursday. "I put (Woods) down...

Roy Williams Previews Duke Game
North Carolina coach Roy Williams and members of his team met with the media on Tuesday to preview Thursday's game against Duke in the Smith...

UNC Coach Roy Williams hosts Special Olympians on a day of ‘smiles and cheers.’
North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams called it a day full of smiles and cheers. “Roy’s Boys” dribbled, passed and shot jumpers, layups and...

Roy Williams' Friday Press Conference Focuses On Defense & More
North Carolina hosts Pittsburgh on Saturday at 8 pm, though there wasn’t much talk about the Panthers, who are 0-10 in the ACC, during Roy...

UNC vs. Pitt Pregame Notes
North Carolina returns to the Smith Center for a two-game homestand against Pitt and Duke when the Tar Heels host the Panthers on Saturday at...

Inside The Numbers: UNC's Perimeter Defense
While it’s always been a relative weak spot in the Dean Smith/Roy Williams defensive philosophy, guarding the 3-pointer has proven especially problematic for this year’s...

A Tall Task for the Tar Heels
You would’ve thought Roy Williams might mention someone else first in his postgame presser following Saturday's 95-91 overtime loss to N.C. State at the Smith...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. NC State
No good way to interpret that loss. NC State, a team that had to struggle back from the depths to beat Pitt on the road,...

An Oral History Of The 1967-69 Tar Heels
Until his senior year of high school, Roy Williams had watched no more than three UNC basketball games on TV. He joined the freshman team,...

Tar Heels Today: Addressing UNC basketball's issues, recruiting info
A quick rundown of the latest Tar Heel news with some basketball and football recruiting info, today's upcoming game schedule, birthdays and historic events. It...

Lucas: Road To The Rafters
On gameday, absolutely nothing interferes with Roy Williams' commitment to his team. Nothing happens that is not related to that day's game. And yet, there...

Chansky’s Notebook: A Snowy Stratagem
Dean Smith used to say a poorly played one-point win is the best scenario for motivating his team, and that’s what happened this time. The...

Roy Williams, UNC Players on Handling the Critics
Roy Williams said he rarely sees anything on his team anymore or any of the criticism. Usually, it is from a buddy who sends him...

Tar Heels go small, come up big in slump-busting win
Roy Williams promised there would be changes after his UNC basketball team was held to just 49 points at Virginia in losing its second straight...

Few positives for UNC in win over Wake Forest
Five days after Christmas, and on the eve of New Year’s Eve, there wasn’t much holiday cheer for the Tar Heels after rallying for a...

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