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. (

Roy Williams Pre-NCAA Tournament Takeaways

“We held Cam out (of practice) yesterday and we’ll hold Cam out today," said Tuesday. "Just trying to take a little bit of work load off of him.” Johnson said it was a precautionary move. "There is just a little something going on with my shin," Johnson said. "I want to rest it as much as I can, just so I don't have any setbacks going into this weekend." (Inside Carolina)

Marvin Williams picks NCAA bracket, reminisces on UNC's 2005 championship

has the Tar Heels defeating Tennessee in the Final Four and beating Gonzaga in a rematch of the 2017 final. Williams also reminisced about the Tar Heels' championship run in 2005. “It meant everything,” Williams said. “I feel like playing at the University of North Carolina those moments I'll never forget. It's the most fun I've ever had playing basketball.” (WCNC)

No. 3 North Carolina Field Hockey Tops Campbell, 16-5

Jamie Ortega had a six-minute hat trick to start the game among her game-high four goals as No. 3 North Carolina topped Campbell 16-5 Tuesday at the UNC Lacrosse-Soccer Stadium (Highlights). Katie Hoeg added a hat trick of her own as well as a game-high four assists for the Tar Heels, who led 13-2 at halftime and improved to 8-1 on the year. (

UNC Baseball Falls to Liberty, 2-0

The North Carolina pitching staff only conceded two hits to Liberty on Tuesday, but the Tar Heels fell to the Flames 2-0. Liberty scored both runs courtesy of a two-out, two-run home run in the fifth inning. Freshman Will Sandy had one of his best performances of his Tar Heel career by throwing three no-hit innings while striking out six batters in the start. (

Roy Williams On Heading Into NCAAs, Scoring Trio, ACC & More

North Carolina has had success under responding to losses in the ACC Tournament semifinals by having lengthy runs in the NCAA Tournament, three times winning the national title in that scenario. With a few current Tar Heels having been through that already, how does Williams relay that message to the ones that have not been through it? (Tar Heel Illustrated)
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Freshman point guard Kendall Marshall hands out 14 assists as Carolina beats Washington, 86-83, to advance to the Sweet 16. The 14 assists are the most ever by a Tar Heel in the NCAA Tournament.
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