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Fifty Shades of Blue: Tar Heels Seek the Truest Hue

UNC claims to have isolated a single, official Carolina blue. The exact color is Pantone 542. This new Carolina blue, unveiled last year, matches the Carolina blue of the basketball uniforms. It is almost indistinguishable from Pantone 278, the old Carolina blue, except when they are next to each other, in which case they are as much alike as black and gold. (Wall Street Journal)

Theo Pinson can and will say it all for the Tar Heels

Since North Carolina won the ACC Tournament, sophomore Theo Pinson has been living it up. He’s crashed a press conference. He did an impression of Larry Fedora in a video viewed by thousands. When he finally got a chair at a press conference, he stopped to take a selfie with the media. He’s played some good basketball, too. And he hasn’t stopped talking. (Daily Tar Heel)

Audio: Vince Carter - UNC needs to “stay the course”

Memphis Grizzlies wing and former UNC star Vince Carter joined The David Glenn Show this week to talk about the Tar Heels’ upcoming trip to the Final Four and his own Final Four experience. “Just stay the course, be who you are and do what you’ve done all season. What got you there is why you’re in the Final Four. Play together as a unit, rebound.” (ACC Sports Journal)

Roy Williams can join elite company with two more wins

Roy Williams has led UNC to two national titles. A third would put him alongside a special list of coaches. Only John Wooden, Mike Krzyzewski, Adolph Rupp, Bob Knight, and Jim Calhoun have won three or more national titles and Williams can join that group if the Tar Heels can find a way to be the last team standing on Monday night in Houston. (CBS Sports)

Jim Boeheim Pre-Final Four Press Conference Quotes

Do you remember what you said to Roy Williams after your Syracuse team won the 2003 championship game? Jim Boeheim: Yeah, I said, You'll win one. Didn't tell him he'd win two. I hope I didn't make him think he could win three. Same thing Bob Knight said to me. He said, You'll win one of these one of these days in '87. He didn't tell me it was going to be 16 years. (ASAP Sports)

Roy Williams Offers Advice for the Ages

On the left side of Roy Williams’s office desk is a drawer full of random pieces of paper, a notebook or two and an old Rolodex that once belonged to Dean Smith. That drawer is reserved for one purpose: UNC’s thoughts for the day. Listen long enough to player interviews over the years and decades and you will inevitably hear a thought for the day enter the discussion. (Inside Carolina)

Double-digit not Cinderella for Syracuse; UNC last No. 1

The Orange had lost five of six games, including their ACC Tournament opener, when the 68-team NCAA Tournament field was announced. Now they are in the Final Four and facing the only remaining No. 1 seed, North Carolina, their conference rival that beat them twice this season. "It's a reminder that we can't take them lightly," Tar Heels guard Joel Berry said. (Associated Press)

Watch claymation Michael Jordan win the 1982 championship

Whether it was Michael Jordan's game-winning shot or James Worthy's game-sealing steal, the 1982 North Carolina Tar Heels went on a magical run to win the national championship over Georgetown. And to celebrate UNC's second championship, the ACC Digital Network re-imagined the final moments of the Tar Heel's 63-62 win over the Hoyas with a claymation video. (NCAA.com)

Video: 68 Seconds of Ol' Roy Saying Ol' Roy Things

The follow-up to Andrew Carter of the News and Observer's article on Roy Williams' vocabulary. Definitely worth its own post. (Tar Heel Blog)

Joel James overcomes rough, late start to get to Final Four

When they were younger, Kai James followed her older brother, Joel, everywhere. Through dangerous streets that were made safer by his presence. She followed him to the Northwood Youth Empowerment Center, a haven for kids who grew up in the worst part of West Palm Beach, Fla., in a neighborhood, Kai said, where there were “different gangs that were literally right on our front door.” (Charlotte Observer)

Williams, Boeheim and Emmert on NCAA investigations

With the NCAA investigating both Syracuse and UNC in the last couple of years for serious infractions, it feels nearly every other question directed at coach Jim Boeheim, coach Roy Williams and NCAA President Mark Emmert at the first day of Final Four availability involves the investigations, punishments (or lack thereof) and benefits to cheating. (NSJ Sports)

North Carolina has had the most chatter on Twitter throughout the NCAA tournament

Since Selection Sunday, according to the data wizards at Twitter, there’s one team that’s garnered far more chatter than the others: The University of North Carolina. According to the map, Syracuse has dominated Twitter mentions only in the state of New York and surrounding Northeast states. Villanova’s ruled its home state of Pennsylvania and Delaware. (USA Today)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Final Four Press Conference

On Thursday afternoon, North Carolina coach Roy Williams met with the media in Houston to answer questions about the Tar Heels. View Video...

Roy Williams Pre-Final Four Press Conference Quotes

Roy Williams: "Ecstatic to be here. We've already practiced an hour and a half out on the court. Thought we had a good practice. Need to have a good film session later today. We need to have a good practice tomorrow. But I think our kids are enjoining themselves. People at the hotel have been fantastic. People here at the arena have been fantastic. The media are always fantastic, so I'm ready (smiling)." (ASAP Sports)

Justin Jackson's Final Four Journey

Lloyd and Sharon Jackson rarely look at their phones during UNC games. This past Sunday was different. In the final minutes of UNC’s East Regional final win over Notre Dame, they both picked up their phones to take pictures and video, to capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment – the moment they knew their son Justin Jackson would be playing in the Final Four. (Inside Carolina)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(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
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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