Ranking and Efficiency Snapshot of the West RegionUNC is the #13 overall seed which is also the strongest #4 seed. In that respect UNC is properly placed with Wisconsin which is the #4 overall and weakest #1. Regarding UNC's first opponent, Harvard, the Crimson are #52 which is the seed the Tar Heels should face according to the seed list. The #5 seed Arkansas is #18 overall or two spots above the seed UNC should face. (Tar Heel Blog)
Tar Heels Head To Jacksonville, Face Harvard In Round of 64The wait is over. The brackets are out and Jacksonville, Florida is the destination for the UNC men’s basketball team’s first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. UNC checks in as the No. 4 seed in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and will face No. 13 seed Harvard, winner of the Ivy League, Thursday at 7:20p.m. in the Sunshine State. (Chapelboro.com)
Harvard eager to dance againOf course, as a former Duke player and assistant coach, Amaker has played the Tar Heels many, many times before. But he’s faced them only once as a head coach, back at Seton Hall in his first stop as a head coach. Now he’ll have to get Harvard ready to play a North Carolina team that spent most of the season in the AP Top 25, finished 24-11 overall and made a run all the way to the ACC tournament final before losing to Notre Dame. (ESPN.com)
Video: Tar Heels React to NCAA Tournament Bracket AnnouncementWatch as the Tar Heels react to their seeding in the 2015 NCAA Tournament and Roy Williams, Kennedy Meeks, and J.P. Tokoto share their initial thoughts.
Lucas: Ice Cream And Dreams“Here we go, guys.” And with those words from Roy Williams, the NCAA Tournament selection show began on CBS on the television in Williams’ living room, and the focus at the team gathering at his home turned from the ice cream (important tip: put it on a brownie) to the brackets. Players gathered in the front of the room, with Kennedy Meeks sharing a sofa with Williams. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels A No. 4 Seed, Will Face Harvard In JacksonvilleNorth Carolina is the No. 4 seed in the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and will face No. 13 seed Harvard on Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla. The winner of the Carolina-Harvard game will play the winner of the game between fifth-seeded Arkansas and 12th-seeded Wofford on Saturday in Jacksonville. Big Ten champion Wisconsin is the top seed in the West region. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Seeded #4 in West Regional; Will Start in JacksonvilleThe NCAA Tournament brackets are out and the Tar Heels are headed to the West Regional as a #4 seed. UNC will start the tournament in Jacksonville against the #13 seed Harvard. Wisconsin, which is the #4 overall seed heads up the West followed by #2 Arizona and #3 Baylor. Should UNC win its first round game it would face the winner of #5 Arkansas-#12 Wofford. Here is the West Region. (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC Seed and Bracket ProjectionsSo what will the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee do with UNC, and where are the Heels likely to being playing their 1st and 2nd round games? Before getting into what the bracketologists think, let's first look at UNC's resume, as it will appear (roughly) on the sheets given to the committee members. (Tar Heel Blog)
NCAA Tournament SpringboardIn the aftermath of Saturday’s ACC Tournament championship game collapse, the 19th-ranked Tar Heels left the Greensboro Coliseum a better team than when they had arrived five days earlier. This group of Tar Heels was not going to let the immediacy of its title game loss overshadow the strides it had made during the run to the title game. (Inside Carolina)
Blown Back But UndeterredIt happened just like that. North Carolina went from predator to prey in a matter of moments — just a handful of minutes on the clock in which the Tar Heels had their momentum zapped, their ACC championship promise obliterated. UNC played four games on four consecutive days, but it refused to rest on fatigue as an excuse for crumbling so quickly. It was a simple matter of execution, the Tar Heels said. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Williams, Paige, Johnson Post-Notre Dame Press ConferenceRoy Williams, Brice Johnson, and Marcus Paige spoke to the media following the ACC Tournament final against Notre Dame.
Brandan Wright continues career comeback with Phoenix SunsAlmost eight years later, Brandan Wright feels like he is just getting started. Wright was unable to write a new beginning to his NBA career, one limited to 114 appearances in his first four seasons. But he has become the author of a career story headed for a happier ending. Part of that plot included a move to Phoenix two months ago, but the turning point came after the 2011 lockout. (AZ Central)
A Little Perspective on UNC's WeekendWhat UNC did this weekend was essentially play four rounds of an NCAA Tournament regional complete with the same caliber competition in a four day span. The Tar Heels' four days in Greensboro were immensely challenging and to win all four would have been a monumental feat. Yet the Tar Heels were right there and at the very least, found out how good they can really be. (Tar Heel Blog)
Latest title-game loss especially painful for oh-so-close UNCThis chance to claim an ACC tournament championship wasn't about winning four games in four days. For the Tar Heels, it would have been a fulfilling reward for work spanning a full season, a breakthrough four years in the making. Instead, it was gone in 68 seconds. That's how long it took the Fighting Irish to erase a 64-56 deficit and complete a game-changing, 11-0 run. (Fayetteville Observer)
Lucas: Ten Minutes ShortFunny thing about fatigue: when things are going well, you’re never tired. When Carolina was putting together a terrific 30 minutes in building a nine-point lead over Notre Dame with ten minutes to go in the ACC Tournament championship game, everyone looked fresh. Then the Fighting Irish blizzard began—Notre Dame coach Mike Brey called it “a lightning strike,” which seems accurate. (GoHeels.com)
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