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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...

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...

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'...

Roy Williams Offers Advice for the Ages
On the left side of Roy Williams’s office desk is a drawer full of random pieces of paper, a notebook or two and an old...

Good Morning UNC is Final Four Bound
UNC won the East Regional over Notre Dame to advance to the Final Four for the 19th time in school history, more than any other...

Roy Williams is poised to do the unthinkable at UNC: Move past Dean Smith
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...

UNC looking to get into right mindset for Providence
UNC will tip-off against Providence around 9:40 p.m. on Saturday. Heading into that matchup, the top seed in the East will be looking to build...

UNC-Florida Gulf Coast Postgame Notes
The Tar Heels are 51-10 as a No. 1 seed, 32-1 in NCAA Tournament games in the state of North Carolina and 12-0 vs. No...

Roy Williams passes Dean Smith for second-most NCAA tourney wins
UNC recovered from a slow start with a dominant second half against Florida Gulf Coast in their NCAA Tournament opener, not only keeping the undefeated...

Roy Williams Pre-FGCU Press Conference Quotes
Roy Williams: "Coach Smith had a great saying many, many years ago. He said, the other team, they offered scholarships, too. For me, I don't...

Help Defense Key for UNC at Cameron
Given Roy Williams' preference for man-to-man defense, Duke’s offensive counter is a difficult challenge, although UNC has fared well at times during the Williams era...

Tar Heels pass stress test
Coach Roy Williams was worried and No. 8 North Carolina wobbled at times Monday night. But the Tar Heels pursued offensive rebounds with a fierceness...

Video: Roy Williams' Senior Night Speech - 2016
Watch UNC coach Roy Williams speak to the Smith Center crowd and explain how much this team and group of seniors have meant to him...

Tar Heels Respond; Retake ACC Lead
When Roy Williams returned to the Smith Center on Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours after his fifth-ranked Tar Heels had coughed up an eight-point...

Roy Williams takes blame for not calling timeout late in loss to Duke
North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he apologized to his team for not calling a timeout in the closing seconds of the Tar Heels' 74-73...

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Duke Press Conference Recap
UNC coach Roy Williams talks about keeping the Blue Devils off the free throw line, trying to take advantage of Duke's shorter rotation, and the...

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