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Steve Hale remembers Dean Smith

All those wins. The 11 Final Four appearances and two national titles. The mastermind behind the revolutionary "four-corner" offense. North Carolina's Dean Smith is a legend in college basketball. But he was so much more to his players at Chapel Hill, says Dr. Steve Hale, a former Tar Heel under Smith in the 1980s. (Burlington Free Press)

Mike Krzyzewski wears lighter shade of blue in honor of Dean Smith (photo)

Also in Chapel Hill for the private service were former Georgetown head coach John Thompson and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Krzyzewski paid tribute to Smith by wearing a “Carolina blue” shirt and tie. (NBC Sports)

Dean Smith's essence lives in all aspects of Tar Heel life, and will always

On the morning Dean Smith's death was announced, the sun rose and illuminated a rare, unseasonably warm mid-February day filled with cloudless blue skies. Some would call them Carolina blue skies. But in the days since, it's been dark and dreary and rainy. (FOX Sports)

Rested, Fresh Tar Heels Head To ‘Oakland Zoo’ To Tame Panthers

The No. 12 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 18-6 overall and 8-3 in conference, will play its first ACC game in Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon when it takes on the Pitt Panthers, who come in with a 16-9 mark on the season and 5-5 ledger in the league. The ‘Oakland Zoo’, as they call the boisterous student section at the Peterson Events Center, will be ready. (Chapelboro.com)

Remembering Dean Smith’s first game, and a lifetime of excellence

It was Dec. 2, 1961. North Carolina’s Tar Heels had just won their home opener, defeating Virginia 80-46. The Tar Heels’ new coach, Dean Smith, met with his team in the locker room, then he came out, looked around at a handful of us who had come looking for a quote or two for our stories and asked Bob Quincy, the sports information director, “What do I do now?” (Charlotte Observer)

High Point Coach Scott Cherry: "Maybe Coach Smith was with me tonight"

High Point University men’s basketball coach Scott Cherry thought his coach and mentor, Dean Smith, was looking down on him Wednesday night. Having rallied from 16 down early in the second half and 10 down in the last 3:20, the Panthers overcame a tough situation in the last 10 seconds and pulled out an improbable 73-72 victory over Winthrop at the Millis Center. (High Point Enterprise)

Hubert’s ACL tear further thins UNC’s bench

The knee injury that kept North Carolina senior forward Desmond Hubert from being available against Boston College this past Saturday has turned out to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament. On Sunday, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed the severity of Hubert’s injury, which has brought his UNC playing career to an end, team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Thursday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Art’s Angle: 10-40 Years Ago

Monumental events often make me go back in time to recall what was happening 10, 20, 30 years ago. The passing of Dean Smith, whose legacy will live forever, came almost cosmically as the basketball season heads into the home stretch with February Fretting before March Madness. So what was going on at those various 10-year mileposts? (Chapelboro.com)

The night Vinsanity was born

Vince Carter's 2000 dunk contest performance was almost mythical. Fifteen years later, he walks us through the magic. (CBS Sports)

Sam Perkins: Dean Smith did everything the right way (video)

On SI Now, NCAA champion Sam Perkins discusses Dean Smith's personable nature, immense knowledge and the way he cared for his team on and off the court. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, and Kenny Smith remember Dean Smith

On TNT's Inside the NBA, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, and Kenny Smith all remember former North Carolina head coach Dean Smith. Smith was a point guard for Coach Smith and UNC from 1983–1987. (Carolina Blue)

Mourners attend private service in honor of UNC's Dean Smith

Family, friends, former players and coaches have gathered to honor the life of retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith. Smith's family had a private church service Thursday for the Hall of Famer, who died Saturday at age 83. The service was held at Chapel Hill's Binkley Baptist Church. A public memorial service is scheduled for Feb. 22 in the campus arena bearing the coach's name. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Pelicans assistant Dave Hanners remembers Dean Smith

There were no pictures of Dean Smith in his office. There was one picture that was of him and the four starters from the ’82 championship team that were coming back. He disdained anyone praising him over the players. He always had the famous quote that, ‘players win games, coaches lose games.’ He really believed that – all the credit he thought should go to the players. (NBA.com)

George Lynch remembers Dean Smith

When George Lynch got to the NBA, he was surprised to find that not everyone had enjoyed playing for their college coach. But Lynch certainly did. He played for the late Dean Smith. Lynch, a former Patrick Henry star, played for Smith at North Carolina from 1989 to 1993. “He treated me like a son,” Lynch, 44, said this week in a phone interview from Dallas. (Roanoke Times)

Desmond Hubert Out For Season With Torn ACL

UNC men’s basketball senior Desmond Hubert injured his right knee in practice last week and will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. Hubert will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the coming weeks. He will not be able to play again this season. A forward from Cream Ridge, N. J., Hubert played in 113 games as a Tar Heel, including 18 games he started in 2012-13. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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