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North Carolina's season ends in NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

At times this season, North Carolina looked like a team that could battle with, and even beat, just about anybody. At others, the Tar Heels were prone to concentration lapses, wavering intensity and turnovers at critical times. It's why the season that ended with Thursday's loss to Wisconsin was such a mixed bag. The Tar Heels (26-12) made a late-season run to the Atlantic Coast...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams Gave a Damn Good Press Conference Following Wisconsin Loss

Roy Williams’ North Carolina team was never considered heavy national title contenders this season but the very talented and athletic group definitely proved they can play with just about anyone, including No. 1 seed Wisconsin. The Tar Heels appeared headed toward a potential Sweet 16 upset when they led the Badgers by seven points in Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Former UNC Players Think The Tar Heels Gave The Game Away Against Wisconsin Thursday Night

The North Carolina men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Thursday night, as the No. 4-seeded Tar Heels fell to No. 1 seed Wisconsin in the Sweet 16, 79-72.  Roy Williams’ squad should have advanced, though, according to some of his former players.  UNC led, 53-46, with 10:30 remaining in the second half. Wisconsin proceeded to go on a 19-7 run that ultimately allowed...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dean Smith Left $200 For Each North Carolina Letter Winner

Former North Carolina coach Dean Smith died last month at the age of 83. For many, it meant that they were only going to be left with their memories of Smith. However this week, many of Smith’s greatest players began to receive interesting letters from Smith’s trust. In each letter was a check for $200 which Smith said was to “enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith...
Via COED
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Dean Smith Leaves $200 for "Dinner Out" for Each of his Players

Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith was renowned for his relationship with everyone who played for him during his 36 years with the Tar Heels...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean Smith's trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players - even after his death. Tim Breedlove, the Charlotte-based trustee of the trust that bears the late coach's name, said Thursday that letters were sent earlier this month to each of the players who lettered for Smith's Tar Heel teams - about 180 in all. The letter says Smith directed that following his...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Late Dean Smith leaves $200 to each of his former players

Dean Smith, who passed away on Feb. 7, apparently left $200 for each player he coached at North Carolina from 1961-1997. The letter below was allegedly sent to former North Carolina guard Dante Calabria, was on the Tar Heels' 1993 National Championship team, and found its way to Twitter on Thursday afternoon. The letter says: As you are aware Coach Dean Smith passed away on February...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Last hurrah for Tar Heels?

Officially, it will be an NCAA tournament West Regional semifinal match up against No. 1 seed Wisconsin. Familiar and comfortable territory for the North Carolina Tar Heels, who are the third in all time victories–trailing only Kentucky and Kansas–whose pedigree…Read more →
Via A Jersey Guy
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: UNC Legend James Worthy Had Breakfast With The Tar Heels This Morning

North Carolina’s men’s basketball team is hours away from playing for a spot in the Elite Eight. The No. 4-seeded Tar Heels are set to face No. 1 seed Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.  In preparation for their bout against the Badgers, Roy Williams’ squad had breakfast with one of their program’s all-time greatest players.  The Tar Heels met with...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Update On Playing Status For UNC’s Kennedy Meeks For Sweet 16

Kennedy Meeks injured his knee during last weekend’s game against Arkansas. While there’s no official word yet whether Meeks will suit up for the Tar Heels tonight against Wisconsin, the signs certainly look positive. Roy Williams indicated that if there’s any pain or sweeling, the sophomore who’s averaging over 11 ppg, won’t suit up. According […] The post Update On...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Gets Exclusive Air Jordan XX9s For The Sweet 16

First Look !!! New #sweet16 @jumpman23 for @uncbb #goheels A photo posted by JD Lyon (@tarheelphoto) on Mar 25, 2015 at 12:01pm PDT The UNC Tar Heels are headed to the Sweet 16 and it looks like Jordan Brand is pretty excited about it. The brand issued an exclusive colorway of the Air Jordan XX9 Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Unveils New Rameses-Inspired Jumpmans For Sweet 16 Contest

Thursday, the North Carolina Tar Heels face the tall task of attempting to take down No. 1 seed Wisconsin in their Sweet 16 matchup in Los Angeles. It looks like Nike is giving the squad some extra swag to help with its quest. Wednesday, school newspaper photographer JD Lyon posted a photo of the new Jumpmans the team will have available for the contest. They heavily feature the...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Spring Football Preview

This spring marks Year 4 of the Larry Fedora era at North Carolina and unfortunately, things have been trending in the wrong direction for the Tar...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina's Meeks sprains knee; Sweet 16 status unclear

North Carolina starting forward Kennedy Meeks sprained his left knee in the second half of the Tar Heels' round of 32 victory Saturday vs. Arkansas, and he will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Chapel Hill. Meeks injured the knee when a Razorbacks player fell backward and straight into Meeks' left leg. Meeks is an important part of the Tar Heels' rotation, averaging 11.6...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Roy Williams Gets Involved In UNC Locker Room Dance Party Following Win Over Arkansas

The North Carolina Tar Heels are off to the Sweet 16 after an impressive victory over Arkansas, and it’s safe to assume that head coach Roy Williams is pumped up. In case you aren’t convinced, check out the below video, released by UNC after the contest. Williams joined the team’s dance party following the win, and screamed loudly in celebration with his players. He also debuted...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina vs. Arkansas – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@UNC_Basketball Saturday, two teams that just survived Thursday’s wild second round action will meet in Jacksonville with a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line. No. 4 seed North Carolina, which barely got by No. 13 Harvard, will take on No. 5 seed Arkansas, which outlasted No. 12 Wofford. Both squads have serious potential, but have played inconsistently at times this year...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Twitter Has Epic Tweet After Escaping vs Harvard

North Carolina basketball breathed a huge sigh of relief after just escaping against Harvard in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament. Whew. — UNC Tar Heels (@GoHeels) March 20, 2015 The post North Carolina Twitter Has Epic Tweet After Escaping vs Harvard appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Has Major Roy Williams Blunder In Their Program

The UNC Tar Heels will take on Harvard at 7:20 on TNT tonight. Will the Tar Heels be coached by someone other than Roy Williams tonight? According to this program, it appears Williams has been replaced by his assistant Steve Robinson: "Slightly better focus" on this shot of Asst. Coach Roy pic.twitter.com/0TTZdwUMpS — Ken Medlin (@kenmedlin) March […] The post UNC Has Major...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC’s Brice Johnson Leaps Into Crowd, Demolishes Duke AD Kevin White

Duke was not even playing North Carolina in the ACC Tournament on Friday night but the two heated rivals shad an unexpected battle. Well, it wasn’t so much a battle but instead a blistering takedown of Duke athletics director Kevin White by UNC’s Brice Johnson. After leaping into the front row behind the basket, Johnson Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina's Isaiah Hicks With the Sweet Dunk Against Duke

If there is one thing you can count on year in and year out in college basketball it is that every time the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels take the court it is going to be a heck of a game. Saturday's edition of the rivalry was no different. North Carolina took a two point lead in to the half, but the Tar Heels were not able to hold off the Duke onslaught down the...
Via FatManWriting
20 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina State Fans Chanting "Our State" at the Bell Tower After Big Win Over Tar Heels

North Carolina State is not ranked like their in-state rivals, North Carolina, but they are certainly a scrappy team. They proved that Tuesday night  by taking down their in-state rivals the Tar Heels, 58-46. Beating a rival is always a big deal, but this one is going to help make a good case for the Wolf Pack to make the Big Dance--and the fans know it.So after the win some of...
Via FatManWriting
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina Runs Four Corners to Honor Dean Smith

In North Carolina’s first home game since the passing of legendary coach Dean Smith, the Tar Heels ran a fitting tribute to the man whose name...
Via Athlon Sports
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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