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Luck, talent play into UNC's Final Four history

As Kenny Smith prepares for this weekend’s NCAA telecast, he'll be reminded of the Tar Heels' successes of ’84 and ’87, and that those teams' failure to follow through in the postseason. This week in Houston, North Carolina must again play Syracuse, the school which ended the TV analyst’s college career. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC plans public viewing party for Final Four games

UNC is planning a public viewing party for Saturday’s Final Four basketball games at the Smith Center. Both games will be shown on a large projection screen and the Smith Center video boards. Oklahoma and Villanova will play the first semifinal at 6:09 p.m., with the UNC-Syracuse game to follow afterward at approximately 8:49 p.m. Admission is free. (Wilmington Star News)

Brice Johnson Named CBS Sports All-American

Brice Johnson has been a ferocious player for UNC en route to getting Roy Williams to his eighth Final Four. He's the only First Team recipient to average a double-double in addition to record 1.5 blocks per game and shooting 62 percent. He had a penchant for gaudy games in the stat sheet, like his mammoth 39-point, 23-rebound, three-swat manifesto on Jan. 4 against Florida State. (CBS Sports)

New Stanford basketball coach Jerod Haase realizes a dream

Jerod Haase wanted to play for Stanford while growing up in South Lake Tahoe, but, like many recruitments, it didn't work out. A quarter century later, Haase is finally a part of Cardinal basketball: He's the 18th head coach in school history. "I never got that final offer," he said Monday with a slight smile. But Haase never forgot the process. (San Jose Mercury News)

A Champion's Response

Kennedy Meeks said it all. He nailed it. North Carolina was faced with a rare stressful situation in this 2016 NCAA Tournament when its best player, Brice Johnson, angrily sitting on the bench after picked up two quick personal fouls – the second a technical that gave him three for the game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC describes the emotions of the moment

Emotions can overtake you after you accomplish something that took four years (and really more) to achieve. On Sunday Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, Isaiah Hicks, Roy Williams and all the Tar Heels won the East Regional to advance to the Final Four. They donned backwards hats and celebratory shirts. They cut down the nuts. They expressed themselves after the game. (Carolina Blue)

Nate Britt and Kris Jenkins, brought together as brothers, could meet in title game

Nate Britt II and Kris Jenkins -- brothers by choice, not by blood -- watched UNC and Villanova face off in the 2013 NCAA tournament from opposite ends of a room in their home in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Britt, decked out in Tar Heels gear, and Jenkins, representing the Wildcats, were both seniors in high school, having already committed to their respective programs. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: How We Got Here

There’s going to be a lot of talk about seniors this week. Each of the Final Four participants are fueled by a healthy dose of experience. As Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James prepare for their last set of games in a Carolina uniform, here’s a look at ten games over the past four years that—either directly or indirectly—helped the Tar Heels get to Houston. (GoHeels.com)

Ranking each Final Four team's chances of winning the title

Syracuse, Villanova, Oklahoma and North Carolina are your Final Four. Unlikely that’s the Final Four you expected. More unlikely that it’s the Final Four you wanted. Unless you’re a Tar Heels fan. It’s not a straight set-up for your men. They still have to win two games, and they might be two difficult games. But that’s what is likely to happen, because that is how well they are playing. (Sporting News)

Final Four Keys: What to watch for in North Carolina-Syracuse game

UNC's imposing frontline is the best in college basketball, featuring 6'10" All-America Brice Johnson, 6'10" Kennedy Meeks and 6'8" Justin Jackson in the starting lineup and backups Isaiah Hicks, a 6'9" jumping jack who was the ACC sixth man of the year, and 6'11" Joel James. The Orange have only one player, DaJuan Coleman, who goes even 6'9". (Sports Illustrated)

Roy Williams still has plenty left to give

It’s time for Doug Gottlieb to apologize to Roy Williams. A month ago, the CBS basketball analyst said on air Williams might retire at the end of the season. His inference was the game has passed by Williams due to the team’s up-and-down play. Gottlieb said this before the tip-off of Miami-North Carolina game on Feb. 20 in Chapel Hill. (Today's U)

Relive Michael Jordan's greatest game on its 26th anniversary

Michael Jordan is the best basketball player who ever lived. (Until Steph Curry retires) this is an inarguable fact, like "2+2=4" or "Michael Keaton is the best Batman." Jordan won six championships, never lost in the NBA Finals and did approximately one million other unfathomable things throughout his Hall-of-Fame 15-year career. But 26 years ago today, Jordan was at his absolute most Jordan-est peak. (FOX Sports)

What to know about Syracuse

The Orange don’t fit the typical mold for a Cinderella team. Jim Boeheim showed why he’s considered a Hall of Fame coach by switching to a full-court press defense from Syracuse’s trademark 2-3 zone — a move that flummoxed the Cavaliers and sparked Syracuse’s comeback. The Orange have proven they’re not just a feel-good story. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels, Roy Williams ease their pain with Final Four run

Roy Williams has often said that comparing the teams he’s coached is like a father comparing his children. He loves them all equally, just in different ways. And yet, much like the unique bond that exists between a parent and the youngest of his offspring, there’s a special place in Williams’ heart for his current North Carolina basketball team. (Wilmington Star News)

Brice Johnson named to Wooden Award All-American team

Brice Johnson of UNC, Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis and Michigan State's Denzel Valentine are among 10 players chosen for the John R. Wooden Award All-American team announced Monday. The others are Duke's Grayson Allen, Providence's Kris Dunn, Kansas' Perry Ellis, Indiana's Yogi Ferrell and Iowa State's Georges Niang. (ESPN.com)

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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
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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