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Roy Williams thrilled to share Final Four stage with Gonzaga’s Mark Few
UNC’s Roy Williams, entering the ninth Final Four of his coaching career, sounds happy for the three coaches who are each entering his first this...

Oregon Ducks' Dana Altman, Roy Williams of UNC renew rivalry from 1990s at Final Four
Dana Altman’s final season as an assistant coach at Kansas State in 1989 marked the arrival of Roy Williams at Kansas. When Altman returned to...

The Seven Biggest Final Four Storylines
North Carolina’s redemption run, Roy Williams one of the greatest ever? The Tar Heels are right back in the Final Four as the favorite to...

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Final Four Press Conference
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels Final Four matchup against Oregon on Saturday in...

UNC's Roy Williams Driven by Criticism
“Three weeks ago, we beat Duke in the last regular season game and ole Roy could really coach,” Roy Williams said. “Seven days later, we...

UNC's C.B. McGrath interviews for UNCW head coaching position
WECT has learned that North Carolina’s C.B. McGrath and Florida Gulf Coast’s Joe Dooley have interviewed for UNCW's head basketball coaching position. For the past...

Coaches: UNC Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff
Coaches for Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga concede Roy Williams and his North Carolina players have an advantage when it comes to knowing how to...

Injuries to key players as much a UNC basketball tradition as championships
Joel Berry’s status for Saturday’s national semifinal matchup with Oregon is still uncertain as UNC’s junior point guard deals with a matching set of sprained...

Lucas: Moves He Made
This week, Roy Williams is an acknowledged genius. What follows is a short and not exhaustive list of some of the technical adjustments Roy Williams...

Roy Williams Live: Playing Zone
Roy Williams knew the moment would come, he just never knew when. With five minutes left in UNC’s regional final against Kentucky, and his Tar...

Roy Williams Pre-Final Four Conference Call Transcript
Roy Williams: "If we have the same ending (as last season), it means we still played until the last second of the last game. But...

Roy Williams ‘scared to death’ over Joel Berry II’s Final Four status after ankle injuries
UNC is going to be extra cautious with point guard Joel Berry this week after he went to the locker room during part of the...

Last-shot practice pays with Final Four for North Carolina
Roy Williams sure has done his best to make sure his Tar Heels know how to hit game-winning shots. Now all that practice with a...

Video: Elite 8 Hero Luke Maye Recruited as a Walk-On For UNC
Roy Williams shares a story of his recruitment of Luke Maye and tells how he once planned on Maye being a walk-on before awarding him...

Memphis and Maye
Luke Maye. Of course. Who else would hit the winner in this city? Not any of the one-and-dones, or the McDonald’s All-Americans, or the future...

How Kennedy Meeks earned UNC’s first net after the win over Kentucky
When North Carolina cut down the nets after beating Kentucky 75-73 in the South Regional Final, head coach Roy Williams put the first net on...

Tar Heels have heroes to spare in Elite Eight win
You want heroes? There are heroes. There was Joel Berry II. “Let’s talk about Joel Berry,” said coach Roy Williams. The junior guard sprained his...

Warrior Joel Berry II played with two sprained ankles, and now UNC is Final Four bound
Joel Berry was playing on two bad ankles. The UNC point guard sprained his left ankle early in the first half Sunday, and coach Roy...

UNC-Kentucky: Making the Easy Play
In a game that should be remembered as a Roy Williams coaching masterpiece, an X’s and O’s clinic that his detractors can no longer overlook,...

Video: Roy Williams, UNC Players Post-Kentucky Press Conference
North Carolina coach Roy Williams, forwards Luke Maye, Justin Jackson, and Kennedy Meeks speak with the media following the Tar Heels' 75-73 win over Kentucky...

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