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Ol’ Roy, Tar Heels overcome “all that stuff”

Roy Williams, with this title, should have ended any conversation about where he belongs on the all-time list of the greatest college basketball coaches — near the top. Since 2000, he has 12 more NCAA tournament wins than any coach, three NCAA crowns, and thousands more unused timeouts. For half that time, Williams has labored under the weight of "all that stuff." (The Robesonian)

Hot Off The Press: NCAA Tar Heel Champion Shirts

UNC Champions shirts are flying off the presses at NVizion in King, the graphic apparel company that prints thousands of shirts for NC championship games every year. Operations Manager Mike Steele said his employees were watching and waiting, and with about five seconds left in the game they felt confident to fire up the presses and start stamping championship logos. (WFMY)

Tar Heels' NCAA championship keeps King company's presses rolling

The presses at Nvizion Inc. started rolling five minutes after UNC won the NCAA basketball championship Monday, pumping out thousands of printed championship T-shirts celebrating the national title. On Tuesday, the workers were still hard at work. “They are very happy,” Rita Marshall, Nvizion’s administrative manager, said of employees’ reactions to the win. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Video: Theo Pinson finds family in the stands after winning NCAA title

After coming up just short a season ago, Theo Pinson and the North Carolina Tar Heels made it back to the national championship game and finished the job in 2017. Following the win, Theo Pinson headed straight to the stands to share an embrace with his family. Read More...

Jubilant UNC fans welcome home national champs

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed home the national champion Tar Heels Tuesday evening with a party of thousands at the Dean E. Smith Center. The team, 71-65 winners over Gonzaga on Monday night in the 2017 NCAA Championship men’s basketball championship, traveled by charter flight back from Arizona Tuesday afternoon. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: 2017 NCAA Tournament "One Shining Moment"

All of the emotion and excitement of March Madness set to the tune of "One Shining Moment" after the Tar Heels defeat Gonzaga 71-65 to win their sixth NCAA title in school history. View Video...

The proudest fan at NCAA title game is Roy Williams’ HS coach

The 77-year-old man sitting behind the UNC bench Monday night knew exactly what it meant to Roy Williams to beat Gonzaga and bring his third national championship to Chapel Hill. Buddy Baldwin was Roy Williams’ coach at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C. Theirs is an amazing story of 50 years of friendship, mutual respect and loyalty. (New York Post)

David Chadwick: The 3 key things Dean Smith taught Roy Williams

I had the privilege of playing basketball for UNC in the 1970s. I had the special privilege of playing for Coach Dean Smith, a Hall of Fame coach, an innovator and basketball genius, a man of impeccable integrity. Roy and I were in school together. He is a friend. After Monday’s championship victory, I conjectured what he learned from Coach Smith that has made him so successful in his own right. (Charlotte Observer)

For North Carolina, ‘Redemption’ has never been so sweet

Joel Berry II’s parents didn’t like the tattoo, not at first. On Monday night — a night they spent watching their son score 22 points and dish out six assists, a night where Berry’s steadfast belief in himself, in his teammates, paid off with a national title win over Gonzaga — they both had that same tattoo in the same spot on their arm. The Berry family motto is ‘Believe’. (NBC Sports)

North Carolina's 6 national championship teams, ranked from worst to first

1. 1981-82: It’s hard to argue against a team led by the Michael Jordan and James Worthy. Not to mention Sam Perkins, Buzz Peterson and Matt Dougherty. This team lost only two games all season and overcame some stacked teams in the Final Four. When you beat Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing in back-to-back games, you know you’ve got a good team. (USA Today)

Kennedy Meeks on cover of Sports Illustrated

North Carolina center and West Charlotte product Kennedy Meeks has made the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. The magazine features a photo of Meeks’ blocked shot in the final 20 seconds of Monday’s victory over Gonzaga in the NCAA championship game in Glendale, Ariz. Meeks had two enormous plays in those last 20 seconds. (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels road to redemption ends with relief, national championship

Joel Berry told the official he needed a break, then told UNC coach Roy Williams he couldn't hold it together. Just seven seconds were left on the clock, Berry had two free throws to take and the Tar Heels had a four-point lead. But the 2017 NCAA National Championship's Most Outstanding Player already had tears in his eyes. The tears were tears of relief. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Clippers Recall Brice Johnson From NBA D-League

The Los Angeles Clippers recalled Brice Johnson from the NBA D-League on Monday, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports. During his latest stint with the Salt Lake City Stars, Johnson appeared in three games, averaging 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds The rookie out of UNC has not been a regular member of the Clippers' rotation thus far this season. (CBS Sports)

UNC's title defense, Zags' follow-up top 2017-18 story lines

The 2016-17 season is over, with UNC holding off Gonzaga to win the program's sixth NCAA title. The key question for the 2017-18 Tar Heels as they follow this year's run is how different the team will look. Seniors Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Nate Britt will be gone, and All-American Justin Jackson could join them in an early entry to the NBA draft. (Associated Press)

Tony Bradley Contemplating NBA Future

Tony Bradley isn't going to rush anything. There will be time to figure out his NBA future, but not today, his father Tony Bradley Sr. told Inside Carolina Tuesday. First, Bradley and his family want to celebrate UNC's sixth NCAA championship. "It's still unreal," Bradley Sr. said. "I didn't get much sleep last night. I'm so excited about it. My son is a national champion." (Inside Carolina)

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

UNC vs. TBD
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(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
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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