March Madness could be Cam Johnson's time to shine

On a roster where and get most of the spotlight, the NCAA Tournament may be the perfect time for to get his own piece. The 6-foot-8 veteran leads UNC at 17 points per game and shoots 47 percent from deep. 247Sports college basketball expert Jerry Meyer says Johnson could be in for some big moments in the Tournament. (247 Sports)

UNC Softball Comes Up Short to No. 5 Tennessee

Despite limiting the 11th-highest scoring offense to five hits, North Carolina dropped a 2-0 decision to No. 5 Tennessee on Wednesday at Anderson Stadium. The Lady Vols' RBI-single in the first inning would be all they needed to clinch the win over UNC. Carolina put a runner in scoring position in the sixth inning, but Tennessee held the Tar Heels to just one hit. (

2019 NCAA tournament predictions: Midwest Region picks, upsets

The Tar Heels might be the favorite to make it out of Kansas City and advance to the Final Four, but it won't be easy. There could be some big upsets in the bracket. For all the attention Duke received since Zion's return, UNC lost by only one point in the ACC tournament and beat the Blue Devils twice earlier this season. After an early exit last year, UNC will be back in the Final Four. (

Stories from the NCAA Tournament: How Not to Miss the UNC Bus

In ’s world, being on time actually meant running a few minutes early. adopted that principle, along with many others, early in his coaching career and as such it's become a cornerstone of the North Carolina basketball program. Timeliness is a small detail, yet its significance seeps into all other aspects of the UNC basketball program. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC Chancellor Carol Folt named president of the University of Southern California

Carol Folt, UNC's recently departed chancellor, will be the next president of the University of Southern California, a choice underscoring the university’s desire to turn the page on myriad scandals that have defined it in recent years. Folt's appointment was approved by the Board of Trustees on Wednesday morning. She will become USC's first female president. (Greensboro News & Record)

Lessons Learned for Luke Maye, Kenny Williams

As freshmen, and were reserves on a Tar Heel team that finished as the national runner-up. They then helped capture UNC's sixth NCAA championship as sophomores. But last season ended abruptly with a second-round loss against Texas A&M. And with that defeat came a wakeup call. "I got a dose of reality," Williams said Tuesday. (

5 Reasons Why the North Carolina Tar Heels Will Win it All in 2019

North Carolina is a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for a record 17th time on the strength of an impressive 27-6 season that includes a share of the ACC regular-season crown. But do the Tar Heels have what it takes to navigate their way through the 68-team field and cut down the nets in Minneapolis on April 8? You bet they do, and here are five reasons why. (Athlon Sports)

1-on-1 with Justin Jackson - 'Taking the next step'

This week, Dallas Mavericks' newly-acquired forward and 2017 NCAA champion at UNC, , took some time out of his busy schedule to chat about a variety of topics, from adjusting to his new team, to playing with Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson, to what he'll be focusing on improving this summer and lessons he's learned from teammate Dirk Nowitzki. (247 Sports)

Tar Heels ready for difficult path to Minneapolis

For the Tar Heels, the price of joining ACC rivals Duke and Virginia on the top line of an NCAA regional was by far the most difficult draw in the bracket. Barring upsets, their path through the Midwest Region to the Final Four in Minneapolis could include games against Pac-12 regular-season champion Washington, Kansas in Kansas City and fellow blueblood Kentucky. (North State Journal)

North Carolina Tight End Carl Tucker Q&A

A year removed from his sophomore season ending prematurely due to injury, returned last season and posted the best season of his UNC career. Tucker appeared in 10 games and started six at tight end. Although he only had 16 catches for 265 yards, he averaged 8 yards after the catch and didn't allow a quarterback pressure on 30 pass-blocking snaps. (

UNC Players Prepare for NCAA Tournament

and embark on their fourth NCAA Tournament this week when they face No. 16 seed Iona on Friday. The duo, along with , spoke with the media Tuesday in the Smith Center. Maye, Williams, and Johnson have seen it all --- Final Fours, National Championship games, and an early NCAA Tournament exit. This is their last run. (Inside Carolina)

NCAA Tournament First Round Tip Times and TV Schedule for ACC & NC Teams

The 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament tips off this week, and there are 9 ACC and North Carolina teams in this year's Big Dance. Here are the tipoff times and TV channel listings for each of those teams playing in the First Four and Round of 64. Read More...

Chansky’s Notebook: Surprising Journey?

Let’s compare North Carolina’s senior leaders to the 2017 team. As bracket predictions roll in, more and more are saying the top-seeded Tar Heels will survive perhaps the toughest region and return to a third Final Four in the last four years. What a journey that would be for and , along with a well-deserved first Final Four for . (

Johnson, White, Maye power UNC's offense entering NCAAs

, and have proven capable of carrying the Tar Heels on any given night. That has given the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Region multiple ways to run their offense. And that makes them versatile enough to pivot against most any defensive gameplan entering Friday's game against 16-seed Iona in Columbus, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Tar Heels Open NCAA Basketball Tournament Friday vs. Iona - Pregame Notes

North Carolina is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Midwest Regional and will play Iona on Friday at 9:20 PM in Columbus, Ohio. UNC is a No. 1 seed for a record 17th time. This is the eighth time in 16 seasons that has led the Tar Heels to a No. 1 seed. This is the best four-year stretch (2016-19) based on NCAA Tournament seeds in Carolina Basketball history. (

UNC Basketball: Three Things to Watch in the NCAA Tournament

To get to the Final Four and potentially cut down the nets in Minneapolis, there are a few key things that need to go just right. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest keys for the Tar Heels’ success and what they can do to make sure the offseason doesn’t start early. 1. The and Show; 2. Fixing the shooting droughts; 3. Managing UNC’s Depth; (Tar Heel Blog)

2019 NCAA Tournament stats, facts and numbers to know

Fastest team: North Carolina (74.3 possessions per game); Worst 3-point shooting team: Duke (30.2); Least experienced team: Kentucky (0.58 average seasons); Highest-scoring team: Gonzaga (88.8 points per game); North Carolina's line against Iona (-25) is the biggest of the first round. Iona has the most Big Dance showings (12) without winning a game. (CBS Sports)

Tournament Tales with John Henson

Almost all North Carolina guys talk about the strong alumni presence. What was that like? : "Everybody's family. It's one of those situations where no matter what year a guy went to school, whether you know him or not, you know they're going to help you out, you know they're going to give you good advice and they're going to treat you as a teammate." (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Coby White Getting Defensive

Mention ’s name and what probably comes to mind is his amazing ability at getting to the rim, how he can go off from the perimeter, his spunk on the court, and his wild hair. Ask his coach and teammates, however, and earlier in their laundry list describing White is his defense and its importance in North Carolina’s improvement on that end of the court. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Legendary Moments: Michael Jordan returns to NBA in 1995 after 17-month retirement

shocked the NBA world on March 18, 1995, with a now infamous, two-word fax: "I'm back." The next day -- more than a year after his retirement -- Jordan was back with the Chicago Bulls to face the Indiana Pacers. Jordan wore No. 45 because No. 23 had been retired by the Bulls following his retirement. It's still the most-watched game in NBA history. (
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Today In UNC History
March 21, 1946
57-49 win over NYU in Madison Square Garden is Carolina’s first in the NCAA Tournament. Five days later, Oklahoma A&M beats UNC, 43-40, in NCAA championship game. “Hook” Dillon scores 16 for Tar Heels in title game.
March 21, 1972
Boshamer Stadium, home of the UNC baseball team, opens in 1972 and replaces the multi-use venue Emerson Field. It is named for Cary C. Boshamer (class of 1917), a textile industrialist from Gastonia whose donation made the new stadium possible.
March 21, 1987
No. 2 ranked Carolina is upset by No. 10 Syracuse, 79-75, in the NCAA East Regional final. Rony Seikaly leads the Orange with 26 points. Kenny Smith has 25 points and seven assists in his final game as a Tar Heel.
March 21, 2015
Marcus Paige scores 20 of his team-high 22 points in the second half as UNC beats Arkansas 87-78 in Jacksonville, Florida to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. With the win, Roy Williams secures his 65th NCAA Tournament victory, tying Dean Smith for second-most all-time. It is also career win #750 for Williams.
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