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Roy Williams feels 'pretty doggone good,' dismisses retirement speculation

Roy Williams looked into the future Thursday and predicted that regardless of how the Final Four unfolds, with or without a national title, it won’t have any bearing on when he chooses to end his UNC coaching tenure and retire. “What happens the next five days is going to have nothing to do with what I do with the rest of my life,” he said at NRG Stadium. (Burlington Times News)

Q&A with UNC men’s basketball manager Forrest Reynolds

The managers for the UNC men’s basketball team do much of the dirty work of running a college basketball team — from staying late with players in the gym after practice to mopping sweat off the floors. UNC head manager Forrest Reynolds discusses the funniest moments of the season, sightseeing on the road and the unique perspective Reynolds has with the team. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels In Houston

The Tar Heels arrived in Houston for this weekend's NCAA Final Four on Wednesday, then spent most of Thursday at NRG Stadium. UNC held a closed practice on the game floor before a full afternoon of media obligations including an open lockerroom session with the media, interviews and specialty shots for TBS for this weekend's broadcasts. Here are some highlights: (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina could be worst 3-point shooting national champion ever

UNC began this basketball season atop the polls and, except for a one-week blip in mid-December, never exited the top 10. The Tar Heels won the ACC regular season outright, and their six losses were by a combined 20 points. They embodied elite and looked every part the national championship contender. Except for one flaw that appeared crippling. (Daily Press)

Vince Carter realizes NBA dream of being more than just a dunker

Oh those many years ago, when Vince Carter would profess his desire to be more than a dunker, there were those who would roll their eyes. His astonishing athleticism set him apart from all but a handful of basketball players. Yet he’d always find a way to sneak into a conversation that he wanted to have his ability truly appreciated, to be a player rather than an athlete. (Toronto Star)

Brice Johnson’s journey from Edisto High to UNC record books

Brice Johnson was a highly-touted recruit coming out of Edisto High in Orangeburg and was a two-time South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year. He ended up at UNC and showed some flashes of his potential his first three years before making the jump as one of the nation’s top players this season. (The State)

North Carolina no longer needs Marcus Paige's shooting -- and that's a good thing

UNC's all-time leader in 3-pointers hasn't had to make 3-pointers for the Tar Heels to win in 2015-16. His team's overall improvement has made Marcus Paige's role less vital. This is, undoubtedly, a good thing. Paige's sudden uptick in shooting? Bonus! "There is a big difference," Roy Williams said. "[In the past], if Marcus didn't play well, we didn't win." (ESPN.com)

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)

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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 ACCNE

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, 7:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD ACCN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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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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