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Quick Look at UNC’s Path to the Final Four

What does the Tar Heels’ path through the West bracket look like? And how will that play into the team’s chances of making a trip to the Final Four for the third year in a row? Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know heading into each of the first four rounds, should UNC play on that far. Spoiler alert: The Tar Heels are set up nicely to earn a trip to San Antonio. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Ranked No. 10 in Final AP Men’s Basketball Top 25 Poll Before NCAA Tournament

A strong showing at the ACC Tournament helped lift UNC two spots to No. 10 in the final AP Men’s Basketball Top 25 before the beginning of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The Tar Heels earned victories over Syracuse, Miami and Duke in Brooklyn before ultimately falling short against Virginia–which is once again unanimously the nation’s No. 1 team. (Chapelboro.com)

Joel Berry ready for last run with reigning champions

Joel Berry II is ready to take any big shot North Carolina needs in his final NCAA Tournament. The senior was last year's most outstanding player at the Final Four after helping the Tar Heels win the national championship that eluded them in 2016. Now the first player in more than four decades to score 20 points in consecutive national title games wants one more deep run. (Associated Press)

Luke Maye Named Academic All-America

The College Sports Information Directors of America has named UNC junior forward Luke Maye a second-team Academic All-America. Maye, a business administration major and a student in the Kenan Flagler Business School, is the 15th Tar Heel to earn Academic All-America honors and the third in the last eight years along with Tyler Zeller and Marcus Paige. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Good, Good Feeling

The win over Duke helped UNC’s seeding – and felt good, too. The debate is pretty much over between who is the better coach, Roy Williams or Mike Krzyzewski. The debate is now whether Roy is more underrated than Coach K is overrated. The ACC semifinal in Brooklyn settles it in my mind both ways. If Coach K is the best coach with the best players, what’s going on? (Chapelboro.com)

A brief history of Roy Williams' Tough Little Nuts

When it came time in Theo Pinson's senior-night speech to mention his four-year teammate and partner in crime at North Carolina, Pinson had to borrow the right words to describe Joel Berry. “Like coach says,” Pinson said, “you're a tough little nut.” Tough little nut. That is an honor Roy Williams has indeed bestowed upon Berry, as he did Marcus Paige before him. (Charlotte Observer)

Podcast: IC Roundtable Discussion of NCAA Tournament Bracket

With the release of the 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket, Tommy, Greg, Sherrell, Ross, and Jon discuss North Carolina's seed, make their Final Four picks, and debate which teams should have been included in the tournament. (Audioboom)

Pistons' Reggie Bullock doing OK following minor auto accident

Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock sustained minor injuries after being hit in a minor two-car accident on Sunday, coach Stan Van Gundy said. Bullock was on his way to the Pistons’ practice facility in Auburn Hills when “he got hit and the other driver took off,” Van Gundy said. “He didn’t practice; he’s traveling but what he’ll be able to do, I don’t know.” (Detroit News)

North Carolina No. 2 Seed in West Regional

Defending NCAA champion North Carolina is the No. 2 seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament West Regional. The Tar Heels will face No. 15 seed Lipscomb on Friday in Charlotte (Full Bracket). The winner of Friday's game between UNC and Lipscomb will advance to Sunday's second-round contest against the winner of No. 7 seed Texas A&M and No. 10 seed Providence. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Good Enough

This week is spring break for Carolina, so the Tar Heel coaches have some flexibility in preparing for the trip later this week to Charlotte. After he dismissed the players, Roy Williams met with his staff, figuring out this week's schedules. Williams left his players with one final thought. "You're good enough to win the whole thing. I believe that in my soul." (GoHeels.com)

Greensboro remembers Woody Durham as one of its own

Before he belonged to North Carolina fans, he belonged to us. Woody Durham was “The Voice of the Tar Heels” for 40 years, and before that he spent 14 years as the voice of WFMY sports, broadcasting the games played in Greensboro in the 1960s and early '70s. And he was a treasure. “Woody was one of a kind in our business,” said Irwin Smallwood. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC’s NCAA tournament draw: A favorable road starting close to home

“My team is getting better,” Roy Williams said after Saturday’s championship game loss to No. 1 Virginia. “We’ve got some bigger goals in front of us, and we’ll need to get back to work this week.” The Tar Heels’ three-win run to the ACC tourney final also helped earn them a favorable draw as the No. 2 seed in the West Region, starting close to home in Charlotte. (North State Journal)

UNC, Virginia headline NCAA tourney in Charlotte that has to be better than selection show

Virginia, the No. 1 overall seed in the 68-team tournament, earned a berth in Charlotte. So did North Carolina, which grabbed a No. 2 seed and a short trip from Chapel Hill likely due to Friday’s ACC tournament semifinal win over Duke (the Blue Devils were sent to Pittsburgh as a No. 2). The Tar Heels’ presence will help the local buzz and the ticket sales considerably. (Charlotte Observer)

Game Time Set for No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Lipscomb

No. 2 North Carolina will take on No. 15 Lipscomb at approximately 2:45 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The game will be played the Charlotte's Spectrum Center. The winner of Friday's contest will advance to Sunday's second-round game against either No. 7 seed Texas A&M or No. 10 seed Providence. (Inside Carolina)

Sharing memories: Woody Durham's ties to WFMY News 2

Some memories of Woody Durham extend beyond the basketball court and beyond the football field. Durham worked for more than a decade at WFMY News 2. "He came in, ready to go to work," says longtime anchor Lee Kinard, who remembered when Durham was hired in 1963. "The town fell in love with him, he made friends immediately." (WFMY)

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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-528-7
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-9
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(10) North Carolina11-726-11
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Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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