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The moment when each Final Four team realized it could be a Final Four team

From the day this college basketball season debuted, North Carolina has looked like one of the best - if not the best - teams in the country. The Tar Heels just didn't always play like it. That changed in the ACC quarterfinal against Pittsburgh. And on that day, 17 days before they cut the East Region nets down in Philadelphia, the Tar Heels became a Final Four team. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Roll to Houston

Brice Johnson scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead an efficient offense that shot 62 percent from the floor to lift UNC to a 88-74 victory at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. The Tar Heels also got double figure scoring from Marcus Paige (13 points), Joel Berry (11), Justin Jackson (11) and Kennedy Meeks (10) to advance to a Final Four matchup with Syracuse next week in Houston. (Wilmington Star News)

North Carolina downs Notre Dame in East Regional final

Two players who failed to score in the first half, helped propel UNC to its first Final Four appearance since the Tar Heels won the NCAA title in 2009. Kennedy Meeks and Theo Pinson, who both went scoreless without taking a single shot in the first half, combined for 16 points after intermission as UNC defeated Notre Dame, 88-74, in the East Regional final Sunday. (Philly.com)

North Carolina races to another Final Four, beats Notre Dame

Brice Johnson had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead North Carolina to an 88-74 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday night, leaving the Tar Heels as the only No. 1 seed in the Final Four. The Tar Heels reached the Final Four for a record 19th time and the first since 2009, when they won the last of their five national championships. North Carolina (32-6) will face Syracuse. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Notre Dame

What a satisfying, incredible, wonderful win for Carolina basketball, the program, and this particular team. Notre Dame played well enough to defeat numerous other teams. But the Tar Heels never gave in, and now are headed to Houston--an NCAA-record 19th Final Four--because of it. (GoHeels.com)

Final Four Bound: UNC 88, Notre Dame 74

Notre Dame's offense was good, UNC's was better as the Tar Heel beat the Irish 88-74 and are headed to the Final Four. If you watched the Virginia-Syracuse game which was riddled with poor shooting and turnovers, the first half of this game was the complete opposite. UNC and Notre Dame both brought their "A" games shooting the basketball. (Tar Heel Blog)

Box Score: North Carolina 88, Notre Dame 74

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 88-74 win over Notre Dame in the Elite 8 in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday. (View Box Score)

Doyel: You are noticing Notre Dame basketball, right?

It would be the most Notre Dame thing ever for the sixth-seeded Irish to beat No. 1 North Carolina for the East Region title and a spot in the Final Four. Or would it be the least Notre Dame thing ever? This program – Notre Dame basketball, I mean – is so hard to pinpoint historically. (Indianapolis Star)

One more for the Final Four: Tar Heels reach verge of longstanding goal

As North Carolina applied the finishing touches to its rout of Indiana two nights ago, the thought immediately entered guard Marcus Paige’s mind and the vision suddenly felt reachable to guard Joel Berry. The Tar Heels have arrived one victory shy of the NCAA Tournament’s most cherished level. The journey toward that long-sought destination is one step from completion. (Burlington Times-News)

Stilman White returns to Elite Eight for first time since 2012 NCAA Tournament run

As reporters filed into the North Carolina locker room on Saturday, Stilman White sat in the inside corner, a black hoodie covering his face as he scrolled through his phone. The junior guard could be easily overlooked. But about four years ago, White couldn’t go unnoticed during the Tar Heels’ NCAA Tournament run. (Daily Tar Heel)

The 3-Ball Cometh For UNC

Let’s recap North Carolina’s perimeter shooting this season: The Tar Heels are shooting 31.4 percent beyond the arc, the worst in the ACC and so far in school history. Carolina averages 6.3 made 3-pointers per game, a low figure considering it has players such as Marcus Paige, Joel Berry, Justin Jackson, and Nate Britt. But, they’ve been anything but consistently reliable. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Roy Williams was ‘scared to death’ vs. Indiana, but rest of Elite Eight is shaking

Roy Williams was angry. Really angry. In the final 90 seconds of the first half of an East Region semifinal Friday night, he had watched his team give up an open three-pointer to Indiana’s best shooter, Yogi Ferrell; commit a sloppy turnover; foul to give up two more points; and then not get off a good shot before the buzzer. (Washington Post)

Tar Heels gearing up for Part II of the ACC Tournament

Just two weeks ago, North Carolina won its first ACC Tournament championship since 2008. As the Tar Heels sit just three wins away from reaching the national crown, they might feel like they’ll have to do it all over again. Following its 101-86 win over Indiana, UNC is set to face conference foe Notre Dame for a third time this season on Sunday evening. (Today's U)

Art’s Angle: Good Days (and Nights)

The NCAA Tournament can be both cruel and exhilarating. Game days end with either emotion, there is no in between. Carolina had a great day (or night) Friday, toying with an Indiana team that was seeded about right at No. 5. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC basketball team shows support for grieving Roanoke family

The UNC Tar Heels are extending a sympathetic hand to a Roanoke family of longtime fans. Known to everyone around them, the McKinnon family are die hard UNC fans and are often known to sport the trademark Carolina blue around the streets of Roanoke, according to a family friend. Lindsay McKinnon remembers watching games with her grandfather, a longtime professor at UNC. (WSET)

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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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