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So, where does Roy Williams really compete?

The North Carolina Tar Heels return to the NCAA Championship title game tonight against Villanova, where Roy Williams hopes to do at UNC what neither Dean Smith nor Frank McGuire could do – win three national titles at Carolina. But where does Roy Williams really feels he gets to compete? (Pinehurst Resort)

UNC excels with and without Brice Johnson on the court

Brice Johnson is a large reason why the North Carolina men’s basketball team will compete in the national championship Monday night against Villanova. He’s a first-team All-American. He’s improved dramatically from his junior season in every major category: scoring, rebounding, free-throw shooting, blocking and stealing. He’s having an all-time great season for a North Carolina player. (Daily Tar Heel)

Meet two historically great tournament offenses

It wasn’t until I started finding incredible player stats from the past five games that I realized something very weird has been afoot here. With only a minor exception here and there, every single player in this national championship game is having a phenomenal tournament on offense. You don’t see that every year on Monday night. In fact I can’t recall ever seeing it. (John Gasaway)

Chapel Hill removes street signs ahead of NCAA title game

If UNC wins its sixth national championship on Monday night, the students on the Chapel Hill campus will doubtless be in a celebratory mood. And Chapel Hill city officials are concerned with one very specific kind of potential public nuisance: that revelers will take down street signs and ride them like surfboards, like they did when the Heels won it all seven years ago. (Carolina Blue)

North Carolina-Villanova Could Make College Basketball Great Again

In many ways, this year has felt like a punch of the reset button. The move to the 30-second shot clock, the rules facilitating more fluid play, the unprecedented level of parity, the rise of charismatic upperclassmen. And this is why I'm hopeful that a throwback NCAA championship game, UNC-Villanova, will solidify the sense that we are about to launch into yet another golden era. (VICE Sports)

Jawad Williams: Preparation, Before the Prize

One day this summer, we all met up to play our normally scheduled pick up games. I was on the sideline getting dressed and here comes Marcus Paige who sits besides me and asks “Wad how do you lead, and get everyone to follow you”? First off, I was honored that he came to me for advice; he was the All American, not me, but I was one of the senior leaders/ captains of a super talented team. (Wad's World)

Williams, Tar Heels have followed program's time-tested blueprint

Win or lose against Villanova in the NCAA championship game, UNC's basketball program has followed its time-tested path to the opportunity to win a sixth national title. From Frank McGuire’s undefeated 1957 champs through Roy Williams’ winning team in 2009, the Tar Heels always have done it with teams dominated and led by veteran players. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Lucas: Picture This

The shot captured Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry, Brice Johnson, Roy Williams and senior associate athletic director Steve Kirschner in a holding room while the players and head coach waited to go to the podium and address the media. It was a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at UNC basketball. It was also reminiscent of one of the most famous such shots in program history. (GoHeels.com)

National Championship features perfect best-of teams

National Championships don't always feature the two best teams – it's part of what makes March madness. Monday's NCAA Final does feature the best two teams though. "I don't think anybody would disagree that we're the two teams playing the best basketball over the course of this month," Marcus Paige said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Franklin Street Businesses Reaping Benefits of UNC Basketball Success

Sunday was a very bright day in Chapel Hill -- not because the weather was beautiful, but because everyone there is so excited about Monday night's national championship game between the Tar Heels and Villanova! Time Warner Cable News reporter David Ivey has more on how basketball success for UNC is also leading to slam dunks for Franklin Street businesses. (TWC News)

Brotherly battle between Jenkins, Britt for national title

Kris Jenkins and Nate Britt, brothers in every way except blood, are giving each other the silent treatment for about 48 hours. Maybe they will exchange a "good luck" or a fist bump before Jenkins and Villanova (34-5) face Britt and North Carolina (33-6) on Monday night in the NCAA Tournament championship game. Otherwise, "Nah," Jenkins said, "no talking." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Roy Williams Winning His Way

Forty minutes. That’s all that separates Roy Williams from a third national championship. That’s one more than Dean Smith won, and it’s one that would elevate Williams into an exclusive class of coaches that includes names such as Wooden, Knight and Krzyzewski. (Inside Carolina)

Dean Smith, An NCAA Champion Coach With Integrity And Preparation

Dean Smith was already a winner, but going into the 1981-82 season the one thing he didn’t have on his resume was an NCAA basketball title. His principles of teamwork, unselfishness, flawless execution, diligent practice makes perfect, and character had already made him a stellar head coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, a position he’d held since the 1961-62 season. (Investor's Business Daily)

There will be a Durham on the call for national championship game

It seems fitting that there will be a familiar voice doing the play-by-play for Monday’s NCAA championship game between UNC and Villanova. Wes Durham, a son of Woody Durham, will be on hand in Houston calling the action on television station TNT. Woody Durham, 74, was the radio voice for the Tar Heels on the previous four titles in 1982, ‘93, 2005 and 2009. (Winston-Salem Journal)

UNC vs. Villanova: NCAA Tournament Championship Preview and Prediction

It’s no fluke that Villanova and North Carolina are the last two teams standing. No other teams have churned out excellent performances on both offense and defense as often during this year’s NCAA Tournament. This title game has all of the makings of an instant classic and should go down to the final minute. Prediction: Villanova 78, North Carolina 74 (Athlon Sports)

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