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Video: David Noel's Personal Message to the 2017 UNC National Champions

Former Tar Heel basketball great David Noel from North Carolina's 2005 national championship team shares a personal message with the 2017 UNC champs thanking them for all they've been through and all they've accomplished. Read More...

The Real-Life Diet of Vince Carter

Professional athletes don’t get to the top by accident. It takes superhuman levels of time, dedication, and focus—and that includes paying attention to what they put in their bellies. In this series, GQ takes a look at what athletes in different sports eat on a daily basis to perform at their best. Here’s a look at the daily diet of the Grizzlies veteran Vince Carter. (GQ)

A look back: Chris Webber’s untimely timeout helps seal UNC’s NCAA title win

North Carolina won its sixth NCAA championship Monday with a 76-69 victory against Gonzaga. Twenty-four years before that, on April 5, 1993, another UNC team, coached by Dean Smith, was playing for the national title, this time against a Michigan squad that included Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard and Chris Webber. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Final plays define UNC's championship win

Roy Williams, Justin Jackson, and Joel Berry recount the big plays that led to UNC's win. "Isaiah made a huge play to put us up three and Joel hit some huge shots," Jackson said. "Kennedy played amazing. Theo played great. Tony (Bradley) played great." There was clear emotion from Berry in the closing seconds. His pass ahead to Jackson was key. He let it all out (Carolina Blue)

Mass exodus? Several players might leave champion Tar Heels

Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, and Nate Britt are departing seniors. All-American Justin Jackson took advantage of rules last year allowing players to declare for the NBA draft and work out for teams while maintaining college eligibility provided they don't hire and agent, and appears likely to do so again. It's unclear if point guard Joel Berry II will go the same route. (Associated Press)

Audio: Roy Williams Interview on Dean Smith and Monday's Championship

Shortly after leading UNC to its third NCAA Championship in 13 seasons, Roy Williams joined The David Glenn Show. Williams discussed his former mentor Dean Smith and revealed what made him laugh during a tense moment on Monday. In addition, he received a congratulatory note from someone you might not have expected. (ACC Sports Journal)

Returning to campus, Roy Williams and Tar Heels continue celebration

A live stream of the plane landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport flashed across the video screens inside the Dean Smith Center, and nearly 20,000 fans roared their approval. Cameras followed each move of the Tar Heels' motorcade, from airport to highway, down Franklin Street as fans stood along the sidewalks and cheered, then into the parking lot. (ESPN.com)

Room For Roy At The Legends' Table

Much to the chagrin of his many naysayers, Roy Williams deserves his due. And strangely, Williams has many, and probably still will even after his team dispatched Gonzaga, 71-65, on Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium to win the national championship. This was Williams’ third NCAA title. His third. THIRD! (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC’s Joel Berry, always a believer, crosses national title off to-do list

Joel Berry said he’d wait until he arrived back home to cross the final item off of his to-do list. He wanted to do it at home, Berry said, “because that’s where it started.” That’s where he spent days and nights envisioning what he wanted to accomplish at North Carolina. He wrote down a list of goals, some of them more individual-oriented, some of them more about the team. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC Fans Welcome 2017 National Champions Home

A packed house at the Smith Center welcomed the UNC men’s basketball team as they returned to Chapel Hill. With the 2017 NCAA championship in the books, UNC fans filled the Smith Center one last time Tuesday to celebrate the return of their conquering heroes. The Tar Heels won Monday, defeating Gonzaga 71-65 and bringing the school its first title since 2009. (Chapelboro.com)

Third national title is Roy Williams' greatest achievement

This moment deserves something an “Ode to Roy,” if you will. But the man behind it warrants a more measured approach. In this story, a perennial All-American and the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player are rascals and tough little nuts. Boxing out is mandatory and timeouts are optional. And another national championship — his third in 13 seasons — well, that’s just “sweet.” (Daily Tar Heel)

With three titles, Roy Williams in class by himself among North Carolina coaches

The gentleman Kennedy Meeks embraced on that sideline is now, beyond debate, one of the greatest coaches in the history of the college game. This is the list of men who’ve won more NCAA basketball championships than Roy Williams: John Wooden, Mike Krzyzewski, Adolph Rupp. This is the list of men who’ve won as many: Jim Calhoun, Bob Knight and...yeah, that’s all of them. (Sporting News)

Marcus Paige predicted North Carolina's national title

Soon after delivering one of the most clutch shots in NCAA Tournament history that was negated by Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beater in last year's national championship game, former UNC guard Marcus Paige predicted his Tar Heels would get back — and win. Paige's heroics may have been overshadowed but his impact on the program was not and Roy Williams has mentioned as much. (Carolina Blue)

Ranking the Top 10 games of the 2017 NCAA Tournament

2. North Carolina 75, Kentucky 73 (Elite Eight): Two blue bloods, the two winningest schools in NCAA Tournament history. A swing of emotions in Memphis with the Final Four on the line gave us the second epic between these two teams this season. This one had UNC getting its revenge with Luke Maye hitting the now legendary shot with 0.3 left. (CBS Sports)

Tar Heels Top Final College Basketball Coaches Poll

The 2017 NCAA champion North Carolina basketball team finished first in the final USA Today Coaches Poll, released following the Tar Heels' 71-65 win over Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament title game on Monday night in Glendale, Ariz. Carolina (33-7) received all 31 first-place votes and 775 total points in the voting. National runner-up Gonzaga (37-2) was No. 2. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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