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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)

Video: Roy Williams & Dean Smith - UNC Basketball's Legendary Coaches

Roy Williams takes a moment to emotionally reflect on winning his third national championship as it relates to his mentor Dean Smith's accomplishments. Williams joins Smith as a legendary coach of UNC basketball after winning the 2017 National Championship. View Video...

Roy Williams Cements Legacy in Face of Adversity

UNC’s march to the national championship in some ways reflected the obstacles that Roy Williams has encountered in recent years. While there were miscues and disappointments, the Tar Heels found a way to persevere, time and again. Monday’s win was his 100th NCAA Tournament game, and his 76 wins are more than all but six programs have. (Inside Carolina)

Why was Roy Williams yelling at Kennedy Meeks during title game?

By the end, it was all celebrations and hugs. But in the middle of North Carolina’s 71-65 victory over Gonzaga in the NCAA championship Monday night, Roy Williams yelled at Kennedy Meeks one final time. The coach then emphasized his point with a furiously hard slap of the hardwood with his open right palm. So what was all that about? (Charlotte Observer)

Welcome Home The Tar Heels On Tuesday

North Carolina will hold a welcome reception for the 2017 NCAA champion men’s basketball team on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Smith Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Concessions and Final Four merchandise will be available. Public parking on campus is limited prior to 5 p.m. due to business and academic use. (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

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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