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Take it from Roy Williams: Dean Smith would have loved Marcus Paige

In three short years, North Carolina senior guard Marcus Paige went from All-ACC first-team his sophomore season to second-team as a junior and honorable mention as a senior. But don’t begin to suggest Paige’s stature among the Tar Heels ever slipped. (Today's U)

Tar Heels carry different tone this tournament

North Carolina’s heads to Philadelphia on Wednesday with a level of confidence and something the Tar Heels didn’t carry with them a year ago to the Sweet 16. They’re clearly one of the favorites in the NCAA Tournament. “Now we’re the team that is expected to make the run and expected to win,” senior guard Marcus Paige said. “This (is) needing to be done instead of hoping to.” (Burlington Times News)

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Game Times & TV Schedule

The following is a complete list of Thursday and Friday Sweet 16 game times and television networks. UNC faces Indiana in Philadelphia on Friday at 9:57 ET. Virginia, Notre Dame, and Syracuse are also in action Friday while Miami and Duke play Thursday in their respective games. Read More...

A look back at UNC's 1984 NCAA Tournament game versus Indiana

UNC meets Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday night. It will be the first postseason meeting between the two teams since 1984. That season a 28-2 Tar Heel team which included Michael Jordan, Kenny Smith, Sam Perkins, Matt Doherty and Brad Daugherty was ranked #1 and the top seed in the East Region. Indiana was the #4 seed led by Steve Alford. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: How three iconic North Carolina coaches helped shape a state’s athletic legacy

March Madness has arrived once more -- and yet again, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels are in the hunt for a national championship. A new book by sportswriter John Feinstein takes an inside look at one of UNC’s legendary coaches and the two other iconic state basketball figures with whom he formed unique trio. (PBS)

Roy Williams has bad memories of past NCAA matchups with Indiana

As the top seed in the NCAA’s East Region, UNC will be favorite when it takes on fifth-seeded Indiana on Friday at Wells Fargo Center. History, however, may be on the Hoosiers’ side. Not only do they lead the all-time series 8-5, but they’ve also beaten the Tar Heels in four of their six neutral site meetings — including both previous matchups in the NCAA tournament. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC fans send off Tar Heels to Sweet 16

A swath of North Carolina basketball fans packed the area outside the Dean Smith Center Wednesday in Chapel Hill as the men’s team left for the Sweet 16. The Tar Heels boarded a bus around 6:30 p.m. as they made their way to Philadelphia. The No. 1 seed Tar Heels play five-seed Indiana Friday at 9:57 p.m. for a birth in the Elite 8. (WNCN)

Video: UNC Men's Basketball Team Leaves for Philadelphia

On Wednesday night, the Tar Heels had dinner in the Bowles Room and headed to RDU Airport for a flight to Philadelphia where they will face Indiana Friday night in the Sweet 16. View Video...

Senior season a wild "Phantom" ride for UNC's Joel James

A plane transported the Tar Heels to Philadelphia for their Sweet 16 matchup against Indiana. The "Phantom" remains parked inside a quiet Smith Center. The start of March Madness has meant more off-campus travel for UNC and less on-campus activity for 6-foot-11, 280-pound senior Joel James, who often rides an all-black, appropriately nicknamed bicycle to class or practice. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Marcus Paige's Top 5 Career Moments At North Carolina

Marcus Paige has been an incredible team leader and clutch performer for the Tar Heels since arriving in Chapel Hill. From game-winning shots to amazing passes, the ACC Digital Network takes you back through his top five moments as a member of the Tar Heels. View Video...

Roy: "I've had some weird dudes"

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams spoke with the media on Tuesday afternoon. Among a range of topics discusses was Theo Pinson and some of the "characters" that the Hall of Famer has coached. "I've had some weird dudes," Williams said. (Carolina Blue)

Indiana, UNC meet 35 years after Reagan shooting jeopardized title game

Indiana and North Carolina are two of the most decorated and iconic programs in college basketball. They've each won five national championships, tied for third-most in NCAA history. As historic as both schools are, the meetings between them have been few and far between -- particularly in the big dance. (FOX Sports)

Bob Young recalls stopping Wilt, helping unbeaten Tar Heels win in 1957

Bob Young was among a group of transplanted New Yorkers recruited by coach Frank McGuire in the mid-1950s that formed the nucleus of the 1957 championship team. Young recalls leaving Manhattan with future Tar Heels star Lennie Rosenbluth in the summer of 1953. The two remain in close contact today, as do the other three surviving members of that 32-0 squad. (Naples Daily News)

Marcus Paige hopes to reshape legacy via strong postseason

As much as he loves the history of the North Carolina program, Marcus Paige wants to write his name among the list of great Tar Heels. The ones who return back to Chapel Hill to standing ovations. The ones who get an added bit of hysteria when they appear on the video scoreboard during games. The ones who won helped hang championship banners. (ESPN.com)

UNC Playing Big by Going Small

Roy Williams has grown increasingly comfortable using his small lineup after expressing concerns about rebounding deficiencies without two bigs on the court. UNC went small for stretches during the second half of Saturday’s win over Providence, allowing two offensive rebounds over roughly 10 minutes while pushing the lead from nine points to as many as 22. (Inside Carolina)

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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

Radio Affiliates

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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