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Why Michael Jordan would be proud of UNC's Joel Berry

Certain teams have had so much historical success they are exempt from playing the “Nobody believes in us” card. Yet there was Joel Berry doing so, three days before UNC opens the NCAA tournament against Lipscomb on Friday. Appropriately, Berry was on the Smith Center floor when he made these comments, symbolically near Michael Jordan’s retired No. 23 jersey. (Charlotte Observer)

Remember Chris Webber's timeout? Don't forget the rest of an amazing 1993 tournament

North Carolina and Kansas' 1993 Final Four matchup was the second postseason meeting between UNC coach Dean Smith and future Tar Heels coach Roy Williams, both of whom would go on to combine for 20 Final Four appearances and five national championships through the 2016-17 season. It was also a rematch of the 1991 Final Four game, which Kansas won 79-73. (Sporting News)

Three ways Lipscomb basketball can beat North Carolina in the NCAA tournament

The last time a No. 15 seed beat a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament was in 2016 when Middle Tennessee State stunned Michigan State. A similar upset this year would have a local flavor as well if Lipscomb finds a way to beat defending national champ North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. (Nashville Tennessean)

Vote for Joel Berry for the AAU Sullivan Award

Aiming for his second NCAA Championship this month, Joel Berry II was the 2017 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player. Now in his senior season, Berry II earned first team All-ACC honors and was named a Bob Cousy Award finalist. He is the second leading scorer on the Tar Heels, who enter the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the West. (James E. Sullivan Award)

Podcast:- Dewey Burke Discusses UNC's NCAA Tournament Preparation

Former North Carolina guard Dewey Burke joins host Tommy Ashley to break down Carolina's week as the Tar Heels prepare for the NCAA Tournament beginning Friday in Charlotte against Lipscomb. (Audioboom)

After two years of waiting, UNC's Kenny Williams will get his time in the NCAA Tournament

UNC guard Kenny Williams spent the better part of the Tar Heels’ last two title runs on the bench, both as a sparsely used freshman and an injured sophomore. Williams finally gets a chance to contribute during a postseason Friday when UNC plays Lipscomb in a first-round NCAA matchup. “This team, especially, (the tournament) is where we get the closest." (Winston-Salem Journal)

The philosophy of coaching, according to UNCG's Wes Miller

Wes Miller realized he had to work on himself as much as his fledgling UNCG program. He had to change his identity before he could change the Spartans. “The irony is, as I learned more about my roots coming from the Carolina family, Coach Dean Smith was the biggest changing-defenses guy ever. So I’m not really straying away from my Carolina foundation.” (Greensboro News & Record)

Michael Jordan Just Became A Lot Richer

Michael Jordan has become a lot richer thanks to a new television deal his NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets, just signed with FS Southeast. Starting next season, Fox will pay the Charlotte Hornets an annual rights fee in the low-to-high $20 million range. The Hornets are now worth over $1 billion. Jordan is also the highest-earning athlete of all-time, at $1.85 billion. (Forbes)

Video: 1 on 1 with Brice Johnson

NBA Digital Content Reporter Alexis Morgan speaks with former North Carolina and current Memphis Grizzlies forward Brice Johnson on his NCAA tournament memories, this season's Tar Heels, and more in this 1 on 1 series. (NBA.com)

Carolina Has What Nobody Else Does

North Carolina isn’t the most talented team in the NCAA Tournament field nor are the Tar Heels the deepest. They have 10 losses and none of the TV talking heads are picking them to reach the Final Four. None of the pundits are even mentioning the Heels other than glossing over them when discussing the West Region, which is where UNC is the No. 2 seed. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

NCAA tournament bracket: 2018 March Madness West region capsules

It was an up-and-down season for the Tar Heels after losing several pieces from last year’s title team. The low points were losses to Wofford at home and three consecutive defeats in January. A strong finish has given the team hope of an extended tournament run. The experience of Joel Berry II and Luke Maye — part of five upperclassmen starters — is one big advantage. (USA Today)

Joel Berry on Ted Valentine's NCAA Tourney Absence

Joel Berry holds no grudge against Ted Valentine. News broke Monday that the veteran college basketball official would not be working the NCAA Tournament. Valentine said the reasoning for the decision is due to the fallout from the incident involving Berry in the UNC/Florida State game on Jan. 3. "I was a little disappointed when it came out," Berry said. (Inside Carolina)

Miller Time: 35-year-old coach Wes Miller gets on bigger schools' radar

UNCG's Wes Miller is the youngest head coach in the NCAA Tournament. The 35-year-old is in his seventh season, and is having to tune out the distraction of hearing his name mentioned for bigger openings as he prepares the Spartans for their first tournament appearance since 2001. His success almost surely means Miller will draw attention from higher-profile schools. (Associated Press)

Video: Roy Williams - The Leader Of The Tar Heels

Roy Williams has cultivated a family atmosphere at UNC in which his players understand the love and respect he has for each of them as he prepares them for life on and off the court. Check out seniors Joel Berry and Theo Pinson talk about the atmosphere Williams has created, in addition to his impact on their careers. Read More...

What does UNC miss most if Cameron Johnson can’t play?

After back injury cost him the final six minutes of the ACC Tournament championship game, Cameron Johnson is yet to return to action for North Carolina. According to multiple media reports, Johnson was held out of Tuesday’s 30-minute shootaround and weight session. Roy Williams also stated that if UNC had to play Tuesday, Cameron Johnson would sit out. (ACC Sports Journal)

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