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Chansky’s Notebook: Ode to Ol’ Roy
You can argue with his strategy or claim he is too stubborn to change his coaching philosophies. But Roy Williams has won nearly 80 percent...

North Carolina's Roy Williams relies on experience in reaching 800 wins
It's no secret that North Carolina hasn't signed the recruits it used to seemingly pluck from the top 10. It also doesn't matter. Roy Williams...

Roy Williams second-fastest to 800 wins after North Carolina defeats Syracuse
If Monday's game is any indication of how good UNC will be in ACC play and beyond, Roy Williams could (and likely will) surpass Eddie...

UNC-Syracuse Postgame Notes
Monday’s win was the 800th in Roy Williams’ career. He is the ninth coach to win 800 games as a Division I head coach. Williams...

Lucas: One Of Us
We could be a Roy, couldn’t we? We could let a “dadgum” slip every now and then or we could toss a jacket. He just...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Syracuse
Another fun night at the Smith Center, both during and after the game, when a large majority of the Smith Center crowd stayed to honor...

Roy Williams earns 800th win as UNC fends off Syracuse
In a rematch of last season’s Final Four, the North Carolina beat Syracuse, 85-68, on Monday to deliver head coach Roy Williams his 800th win...

Syracuse Visits North Carolina Monday Night
Carolina hosts Syracuse on Monday, 1/16, at 7 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center (ESPN). Syracuse is 11-7 overall, 3-2 in ACC play The...

Four Factor Friday: Board Games
North Carolina is 15-3 and 3-1 in ACC play as it prepares to host Florida State (16-1, 4-0 ACC) Saturday at the Dean E. Smith...

Joel Berry Excels in Point Guard Duel
On Sunday, Joel Berry scored 12 of UNC’s first 31 points in building a 24-point lead less than 10 minutes into the contest. It was...

UNC-NCSU: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes
Roy Williams: "Well, we were pretty doggone good. And the other part of that was Dennis Smith getting his third foul - getting in foul...

Guards could figure heavily as Tar Heels, Wolfpack meet
The reviews are growing more impressive for North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. He’s headed into the most high-profile game of his young...

Why Roy Williams' way includes more than a few 'dadgums'
Publicly walking a verbal edge is part of Roy Williams' motivational repertoire, whether leveling criticism at individual players, his squad or the often somnolent Smith...

Chansky’s Notebook: A Bad Situation Worse
A great research institution that can’t figure out pedestrian traffic? While Roy Williams was calling himself the luckiest man in the world after the comeback...

Roy Williams has words for Smith Center crowd after win against Tennessee
In the wake of UNC’s 73-71 win against Tennessee on Sunday, coach Roy Williams praised the crowd at the Smith Center. It came nearly two...

UNC-Tennessee Postgame Notes
The 15-point comeback is UNC’s largest since 2/17/14 when UNC rallied from a 21-6 deficit at Florida State to win, 81-75. The eight-point halftime deficit...

Tar Heels Welcome Vols Sunday
North Carolina hosts Tennessee on Sunday, December 11 at 5 p.m. The Tar Heels are 8-1 against the Volunteers, although the schools from neighboring states...

Poor Preparation Hurts Tar Heels
Whatever good will this UNC team soaked up during its run through the Maui Invitational was apparently left at baggage claim on the return trip...

North Carolina nearly fails early test vs. Davidson
North Carolina came up with a series of massive stops to halt a late Davidson run, turning the Smith Center momentarily deafening and setting up...

Roy Williams Post-Indiana Quotes
Roy Williams: "One team really played right from the get go and the other one did not and that was us. We were not ready...

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