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How UNC’s failures provided unique, dominant roster makeup

North Carolina, the 1980s called. They want their team back. C’mon, you Tar Heels, you know you don’t belong here, in this day and age, devoid of any freshman star power, lacking in any one-and-done talent, playing deep into the NCAA Tournament fueled by a pair of four-year players — kids, Google “senior class’’ for clarification. (New York Post)

Can Notre Dame cool red-hot North Carolina?

Two games have defined North Carolina’s season — the Tar Heels’ regular-season loss at Notre Dame and their 31-point blowout of the Irish just over two weeks ago in the ACC Tournament. So it’s appropriate that top-seeded Carolina has to beat a conference rival known for its toughness in the East Regional final Sunday night at Wells Fargo Arena in order to reach the Final Four. (Newsday)

North Carolina vs. Notre Dame: Elite Eight Preview and Prediction

The Irish are running into a Carolina buzz saw. Not only do the Tar Heels possess an advantage in every aspect on the floor in terms of talent, but they also have the depth to keep the pressure on. Look for the ACC regular season and tournament champions to score enough points to punch their Final Four ticket. Prediction: North Carolina 86-77 (Athlon Sports)

Inside March Madness: Your guide to Sunday's NCAA Tournament games

UNC is just better -- at almost every position. And the Tar Heels are clearly playing with a lot of confidence. And I just don't believe a supremely talented team that just beat another team by 31 points on a neutral court will turn around and lose to that same team on a neutral court two weeks later. So take North Carolina to win. That's what I'd do. (CBS Sports)

Even without an invitation, Pinson still the life of the party

Theo Pinson, arguably the life of No. 1 seed North Carolina’s party, wasn’t invited to Saturday afternoon’s press conference festivities. But just because there wasn’t a place at the dais for Pinson didn’t mean he was going to miss out on all the fun. (North State Journal)

Roy: "I sell North Carolina. I promote North Carolina"

It is no secret that UNC's recruiting has taken a hit during this period of NCAA "stuff" that continues to loom over the university and the athletic department. The Tar Heels have had trouble gaining traction with some of the high level, elite recruits. This was never a problem in head coach Roy Williams' first 10 years at North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

Preview & Prediction: #1 UNC vs #6 Notre Dame

This is a UNC team that is locked into playing its best basketball of the season at the right time. After going through much the season with some offensive inconsistency during the meat of the ACC schedule and questions after the loss to Duke, this team has become everything we thought it could and should be. Prediction: UNC 85, Notre Dame 71 (Tar Heel Blog)

For one North Carolina legend, Wells Fargo Center can provide a history lesson

Brice Johnson didn’t come to Philadelphia for the sightseeing. So focused was he that he didn’t even take a peek at the rafters, where Billy Cunningham’s retired 76ers No. 32 hangs, not far from Bobby Jones’ No. 24. “You definitely notice it up there in the Smith Center,” he said. Alerted that Cunningham’s number was retired, too, in the building in which he was sitting, Johnson was intrigued. (The Times Herald)

One win separates UNC's Justin Jackson from a big-time homecoming

Justin Jackson is one win away from a mid-semester trip home. If UNC plays in Sunday's East Region final like it did in Friday's semifinal, a trip to next weekend's Final Four at Houston's NRG Stadium will be a foregone conclusion. For Jackson, a starting forward for UNC and a Tomball native, such a trip would mean a homecoming on college basketball's biggest stage. (Houston Chronicle)

Lucas: Familiar Defensive Assignment Tonight

It’s only fitting that with an East Regional championship and a trip to the Final Four at stake, UNC’s task against Notre Dame will be one with which they are very familiar: stop the ball. That’s been a season-long storyline for the Tar Heels. “When (Demetrius) Jackson gets into the paint, it breaks down the defense and they have shooters all over the place,” said Justin Jackson. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels vs. Notre Dame For Final Four Berth

Top-seeded North Carolina (31-6) will face sixth-seeded Notre Dame (24-11) in the NCAA Tournament East Regional final on Sunday night in Philadelphia. The Tar Heels and Fighting Irish will take the opening tip at 8:49 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, and Dana Jacobson will call the game for a TBS national TV audience. (GoHeels.com)

Loose Tar Heels having fun, enjoying the ride

Laughing, smiling and hijinks. That’s not exactly the sort of approach you would expect from a team that is about to put its high expectations on the line. But that was the demeanor of a loose North Carolina team that expected to be playing for a regional title on the way to bigger goals, and the Tar Heels are making sure to enjoy the ride. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC Looks to Lock Down Irish Again

Notre Dame’s potent offense has been held below 35 percent shooting only three times this season. UNC is responsible for two of those lockdowns and looks to score the hat trick in Sunday’s East Regional final. The most recent of the meetings – UNC’s 78-47 dismantling in the ACC Tournament semifinals – has been a popular topic this weekend. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC star Brendan Haywood, Samuel L. Jackson rip Mike Krzyzewski

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski apologized Saturday for comments he made to Oregon forward Dillon Brooks after the Ducks knocked off the Blue Devils in the Sweet 16, but that hasn’t shielded him from criticism. Former North Carolina star Brendan Haywood, now an analyst for CBS Sports Network, didn’t hold back when discussing the incident. (Yahoo! Sports)

King Rice offers declaration for Monmouth's future

Monmouth's offseason wasn't 20 minutes old on Monday when King Rice and three of his players walked into the interview room at the Multipurpose Activity Center. This Hawks season, dotted with landmark achievements, came to an end courtesy of an 87-71 loss to George Washington in the second round of the NIT. (Asbury Park Press)

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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