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UNC-Virginia Postgame Notes
Carolina's 43 points are the fewest in Roy Williams' 14 years and the fewest since the 47-40 loss at Duke on 2/24/79. Also the fewest...

Lucas: Carolina Basketball Notebook
The unique scheduling created some thorny travel issues. Roy Williams always prefers to come home when he can, and so the Tar Heels returned to...

Roy Williams: Defending The 3 Key Against Improving Pitt
Pittsburgh is a better team right now than it was when the Panthers came within two points of North Carolina in the Smith Center on...

UNC-Louisville Postgame Notes
This is the 25th time overall and the 10th time in 14 years under Roy Williams the Tar Heels have won at least 12 ACC...

Don’t frickin’ tell Roy Williams that was good defense
If there ever was a case of numbers lying, Roy Williams is sure that he found one Saturday. In a 65–41 romp over No. 14...

UNC-Virginia Postgame Notes
Virginia scored 41 points, the second-fewest by an opponent in the Smith Center (460th game). Clemson scored 39 on 2/16/1995. The 41 points are the...

ACC basketball's aging lions still ruling the room
Mike Krzyzewski turned 70 on Monday, but the Duke icon isn’t the oldest head basketball coach in the ACC. At 72, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim has...

ICTV: UNC Sees Andrew Platek's Fit
Andrew Platek will enroll at UNC in four months, but on Sunday he played his first game at the Smith Center. His high school team...

Chansky’s Notebook: Part 2 — Get On The Back Boards!
How Roy Williams can even his UNC record at Cameron Indoor: For Carolina to square ol’ Roy’s record in that overrated barn, his guys have...

Heels coach Roy Williams speaks out — and up — over HB2
I worked for a short while as a sportswriter. That job required a few brief conversations with Dean Smith, a man unafraid to speak his...

Crowd Becomes UNC's 6th Man in Greensboro
Roy Williams did not want to leave Chapel Hill to face off against No. 20 Notre Dame. But the Tar Heel fans packed the Greensboro...

Channeling his frustration, Tar Heels' Joel Berry bounces back
After North Carolina's flight home from Saturday's loss at Miami, Joel Berry grabbed his stuff from the Smith Center and made a quick trip home...

No. 12 No. Carolina looks to rebound vs. Pittsburgh
No. 12 North Carolina and Pittsburgh are hurting after their most recent games. It's just that degree of suffering for these teams looks vastly different...

UNC's Roy Williams Live: Tracking Points Per Possession
Dean Smith, who majored in mathematics at Kansas, was one of the pioneers of in-depth statistical analysis that has grown increasingly popular in recent decades...

Theo Pinson Out of Walking Boot
Roy Williams saw Theo Pinson on Monday at the Smith Center and said he is out of the boot he wore at Saturday’s game. However,...

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...

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