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UNC Remains No. 3 in Final AP Men’s Basketball Top 25

Fresh off earning a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament on Sunday, North Carolina held on to its No. 3 ranking in the final Associated Press Men’s Basketball Top 25–which was released on Monday. ACC Tournament champion Duke returned to No. 1 in the poll, with Virginia, the Tar Heels, Gonzaga and Michigan State representing the rest of the top five. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Road Warriors

If the Tar Heels are truly a great road team, they’ll have to show it. North Carolina has nothing to complain about with its No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, although it would have been interesting to see if anything changed with a win over Duke instead of a one-point loss at the buzzer. The 2018 and 2019 season was different in terms of the team’s growth and progress. (

Some North Carolina fans are not thrilled at potential matchup against Kansas in KC

While North Carolina fans were happy the Tar Heels got a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, some were not pleased at the how the bracket sets up. There are two other blue bloods in the Midwest Region: second-seeded Kentucky and fourth-seeded Kansas. Should each advance to the Sweet 16, the Tar Heels would face the Jayhawks in Kansas City. (Kansas City Star)

Remembering when Michael Jordan hit the title-winning shot for UNC in 1982

North Carolina trailed 62-61 in the 1982 NCAA National Championship Game with 32 seconds remaining, and the final shot was only going to one person: . Even on a team with , , and , Jordan, a freshman, buried it. Moments later, Georgetown turned the ball over. Game over. UNC, your 1982 champions. (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams on ESPN's "Get Up!"

How do you approach the bracket with your players looking at the first weekend? : "We'll talk about Iona at practice on Wednesday and then we get there Thursday and practice in front of the public. We are going to focus on Iona and I told our kids what I tell them every year, 'If we play well, perhaps they will let us stay around and play another game.'" (Inside Carolina)

Bracket Breakdown: North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas give Midwest its blue bloods

Three of the most storied programs college basketball history sit in the Midwest this year. North Carolina is the No. 1 seed. Kentucky is the No. 2 seed. Kansas is the No. 4 seed. And that’s not all. Because Houston is also in the Midwest, as is SEC tournament champion Auburn and Big 12 tournament champion Iowa State. This is the toughest region in the bracket. (NBC Sports)

BPI says Duke was harmed, North Carolina helped by bracketing

Before the bracket was announced, ESPN's Basketball Power Index projected that Duke would have a 56.5 percent chance to reach the Final Four. After the bracket release, that number drops to 49.5 percent. UNC's chances to reach the Final Four increased 11 percent to 41 percent after the bracket reveal and Gonzaga's chances increased to 65 percent. (

NCAA Tournament Midwest Region Breakdown: Can UNC Survive a Difficult Road?

The Tar Heels are every bit the national title contender. Top-10 in efficiency on both ends of the court, this UNC team plays at the breakneck tempo we’ve come to expect from -coached squads and is also excellent on the boards. It’s anchored by three senior starters but often driven by freshman: point guard , who has March star potential. (Sports Illustrated)

Notes On North Carolina, Roy Williams & The NCAA Tournament

North Carolina is 124-46 in NCAA Tournament games. Carolina has played in an NCAA record 20 Final Fours. UNC is second in NCAA history in appearances, wins, games and winning percentage (.729). UNC is a No. 1 seed for a record 17th time. is a No. 1 seed as a head coach for the 13th time, second most in NCAA Tournament history. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Lucas: At Home With The Heels

Watching the NCAA Tournament selection show with the Tar Heels is just as cool as you might expect. It begins in Roy and Wanda Williams' home with a delicious variety of treats prepared by Wanda. Then the team gathers in the den—that's where coach keeps his much-discussed Off-White Air Jordan I's, just for the record—to watch the pairings. (

Cameron Johnson, Luke Maye discuss NCAA tournament bracket

and appeared on ESPN after the NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed and answered questions about UNC and what this team needs to do to cut down the nets at the Final Four: Johnson: "It's my last chance. Luke and Kenny had some significant hardware before I got here. I'm trying to catch up to them." (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Comments On NCAA Tournament Bid

: "The most special thing is to see the way our kids reacted when they saw our name as a No. 1 seed and they put North Carolina up there. I love the way they were genuinely excited. We've enjoyed some good moments, and we've had some difficult ones like the one against Duke or Virginia or Louisville. But at the same time, I love the excitement. (
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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 73
Duke: 74
Fri, Mar 15 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Iona
Fri, Mar 22 9:20 ET TNT Tickets
ACC Basketball Standings
(2) Virginia16-229-3
(3) North Carolina16-227-6
(1) Duke14-429-5
(10) Florida State13-527-7
(16) Virginia Tech12-624-8
NC State9-922-11
Georgia Tech6-1214-18
Boston College5-1314-17
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Notre Dame3-1514-19

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