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Sean May convinced his father to celebrate IU's 1976 season

No member of UNC's coaching staff has gotten a closer look at Indiana this season than Sean May. The former Tar Heel standout, currently UNC's director of player personnel, was in the crowd for IU's Jan. 5 game against Wisconsin, but not as a fan, or a college assistant. May was there for his father, IU legend Scott May, who thawed a long-frozen relationship with his former program. (Indianapolis Star)

Video: UNC Basketball Best Dunks From NCAA Sweet 16 Practice

The Tar Heels are getting ready for their big matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament. The Heels took some time during practice to showcase their high-flying dunks for fans on hand. View Video...

UNC's Justin Jackson, Indiana's Troy Williams Meet Again

North Carolina’s Justin Jackson and Indiana’s Troy Williams spent their summer breaks refining their games and improving their skill sets, often against one another, at John Lucas’s training facility in Houston. On Friday, the duo will compete once again for a return trip to Houston, this time for the Final Four, moving one step closer for the Sweet 16 victor. (Inside Carolina)

UNC relying heavily on its 'Strong Man' heading into Sweet 16

Joel Berry broke out his fast-moving, muscle-flexing dance in the visitors' locker room following a title-clinching win at Duke. After being named the ACC tournament MVP, he danced again at midcourt of the Verizon Center in Washington. The celebration has a name befitting its creator: The Strong Man. (Fayetteville Observer)

Brice Johnson Ready To Prove How Far He’s Come

Brice Johnson has been hearing about his defense for years. From high school when he was coached by his father and now at Carolina with Roy Williams, Johnson has always heard about his defense, or lack thereof. “I saw him play in high school,” Williams said. (Chapelboro.com)

The best potential national finals

1. Kansas vs. North Carolina. The Roy Williams vs. Kansas storyline is hardly new, and you'll probably get sick of it if it happens. The former Jayhawks coach has met his old team three times in the NCAA Tournament, all resulting in Tar Heels losses. (Sports on Earth)

Confident Tar Heels balance fun, focus at Sweet 16

North Carolina showed off personality and poise Tuesday with two-for-one press conferences -- much of the discussion made Theo Pinson's playfulness public. The Tar Heels kept the spirit going on site in Philadelphia in their Sweet 16 open practice, too. “If anybody’s having a bad day, I’m going to change that,” Pinson said. “I’ve been like that my whole life." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Theo Pinson acts as glue guy for Tar Heels

When Theo Pinson finished his high school basketball career, he wasn’t ready to give up the spotlight, so the 6-6 Greensboro native auditioned for the Wesleyan Christian Academy’s spring musical. Even without much experience on the stage — save for a stint in the middle school chorus — Pinson landed a spot as Vlad Vladikoff, the eagle in Seussical the Musical. (NSJ Sports)

UNC Opponent Preview: Indiana

No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 5 seed Indiana meet in the NCAA Tournament on Friday for the first time since 1984. The Sweet 16 matchup tips off at the Wells Fargo Center at approximately 9:57 p.m. and will be televised by TBS. Yogi Ferrell leads the Hoosiers with 17.1 points and 5.6 assists per game. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Sweet 16 Notebook

The much-talked about matchup between Marcus Paige and Indiana senior guard Yogi Ferrell may be over before it started. During Thursday's media session, both Ferrell and Paige were asked about facing each other, a relationship that goes back to at least ninth grade. Roy Williams replied with his usual response: "We haven't talked about it yet." (GoHeels.com)

Heels vs. Hoosiers in Sweet 16: These teams shoot and score

The 30-second shot clock operator can sit with feet up and enjoy watching UNC play Indiana in the East Regional semifinals Friday night. These teams score and take their shots. "They don't put anybody out on the court that can't defend or score at a high level," Indiana coach Tom Crean said. Top-seeded UNC averages more than 82 points and 64 shots a game. (Associated Press)

Art’s Angle: Check Ol’ Roy’s Numbers

Roy Williams can be infuriating, I know, from his refusal to call timeouts and change some other stubborn habits. He chastises fans for “jumping ship” when things are not going well. He loses games he shouldn’t lose, but don’t all coaches? Indisputable about ol’ Roy, however, is that he has one of the best post-season records in the history of college basketball. (Chapelboro.com)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Indiana

On paper, Indiana does a lot of things well that could be problematic for North Carolina. They shoot threes well and take them in bunches. 35.5% of Hoosier points come via the three point shot which is 37th nationally. That makes Indiana more similar to Duke in that respect. The notable difference is that Indiana can match UNC's on the glass. (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams, Players Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference Quotes

How do you plan on facing Yogi Ferrell? Marcus Paige: "That's not going to be my initial matchup. I think it will be Joel Berry, but I'll spend some time on him throughout the game. Just try to keep him in front of me. He's really explosive and quick and he can also shoot a pretty nice pull-up jumper. Just gotta contest everything and keep him out of the paint." (ASAP Sports)

Indiana Coach, Players Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference Quotes

Indiana coach Tom Crean: "Well, it's a great challenge, because I mean they don't put anybody out on the court that can't defend at a high level or score at a high level. And I think one of the things that separates this Carolina team so much is the way they pass the ball. So it all starts with your transition, because they get out and run." (ASAP Sports)

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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
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