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Phil Ford News & Bio


Name:Phil Ford
Hometown:Rocky Mount, NC
High School:Rocky Mount
Born:February 9, 1956 (64)
Height/Weight:6-2, 171
Position:Guard
Notes:UNC Retired Jersey No. 12; 2x First-Team All-American; 1978 ACC POY; 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist;
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Triangle Timehop: Today in local college basketball history (March 26)
March 26, 1977: UNC beats UNLV 84-83 to advance to Dean Smith's second national title game. Carolina trailed at the half - remember, this UNC...

Top ten UNC Basketball games worth watching again
Here are ten of UNC Basketball's most re-watchable games. These are games that are currently available in their entirety on the internet. Games like The...

Triangle Timehop: Today in local college basketball history (March 19)
March 19, 1977: North Carolina beats Kentucky 79-72 to advance to Dean Smith's fifth Final Four. UNC led by 12 at halftime but Kentucky rallied...

Lucas: Us And Them
Sunday at Carmichael was for us. It was for anyone who ever set their VCR to record the Dean Smith show or wore their socks...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Wofford Preview, Phil Ford, Re-watch of a Classic Carmichael game
North Carolina is playing a regular-season game in Carmichael for the first time since the 1980s. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas get you ready with...

Rasheed Wallace, Chucky Brown face off as high school basketball coaches
We covered Rasheed Wallace and Chucky Brown's press conferences when they were hired, and Friday we had the only TV cameras in the house as...

The 25 Greatest Games in UNC Basketball History: No. 6 - The Walter Davis Shot
It was 86-78 with 17 seconds remaining and Phil Ford had seen enough. The high school senior and Tar Heel commit, so disgusted that his...

The 25 Greatest Games in UNC Basketball History: No. 17 - The 1975 ACC Tournament Championship
The 1975 Tournament was perhaps the greatest in ACC history. UNC was a young team led by junior Mitch Kupchak, sophomores Walter Davis, Tommy LaGarde,...

Greatest former UNC athlete by state (Michigan): Tommy LaGarde
Tommy LaGarde was a blue-collar player for Dean Smith at North Carolina from 1973-77. He played alongside highly acclaimed players such as Phil Ford and...

Coby White a Finalist for National Freshman of the Year
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected four finalists for the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award and UNC's Coby White is on the...


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