"I feel good yes, that we're on the top," Roy Williams said. Coach: Dean Smith "I just kind of stepped back, and he gave me the ball and I just shot it, and luckily it went in," Maye said. UNC's first NCAA Division I Tournament in Charlotte On March 18th, 2012 Bill Richards, a colleague who wo rked in the library’s Digital Production Center, passed away unexpectedly while watching the Tar Heel’s basketball team defeat Creighton University in the “Sweet Sixteen” round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. North Carolina cruised to victory over Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC tournament but there was concern for the Tar Heels after point guard Derrick Phelps suffered a bruised tailbone in the final two minutes of the game. Jan. 31, 2017: North Carolina 80, Pittsburgh 78, North Carolina never trailed against Pittsburgh but Pittsburgh was also in fast pursuit. We've been getting better every game, and we did not get better tonight.". The five seniors from the team had their numbers honored. We had a game and I was trying to do whatever I could to help the team. Despite point guard Ty Lawson not playing for the third game in a row, Wayne Ellington carried the scoring load with 25 points, while Tyler Hansbrough added 22. Now you can put that to rest and bring us back down to reality, and we can all focus on what we need to do better instead of all this hype. "He came in and made some big-time shots. Your independent guide to the best entertainment in Charlotte! North Carolina wasn't reliant on the 3-point shot as just over 30 percent of their attempts on the season were from behind the arc, which ranked 306th nationally. "It feels real good," said Tyler Hansbrough, who scored 28 points, according to the AP. "Every now and then, I knock in a long putt, too. North Carolina won a share of the ACC title, along with Virginia, as the Tar Heels dispatched Duke after a 45-minute power outage on campus. That Wallace was sensational against us — threw the ball through the basket just like it had eyes. The Tar Heels led 30-25 at halftime but the Demon Deacons rallied thanks to center Jim Johnstone's 16 points and 10 rebounds. Here's everything you need to know about North Carolina's 2008-09 national championship team. Already facing injuries, North Carolina's situation became more precarious as Tyler Zeller injured his wrist after being on the receiving end of a hard foul late in the game. "I wasn't rushing. "We were just out there to be out there. North Carolina finished the first half on a 10-0 run to take a 40-28 lead at halftime, then the Tar Heels scored 45 points in the second half. UNC's Michael Jordan, a freshman, hit what ended up being the game-winning shot with 17 seconds to play. Alabama failed to pull closer than four points down the stretch. Below is North Carolina's advanced stats profile from kenpom.com. "We did a good job of getting the ball inside to George Lynch and Eric Montross in the second half." (Win) number 17, for this team." "I've been pleased with what we've done, particularly on the defensive end of the floor. The Charlotte 49ers have a rich history as hosts for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. "I just continued to have faith in getting shots up and not letting missing shots do anything to my confidence. May had a 22-point, 11-rebound double-double. "Jimmy was just outstanding," Smith said, according to The News and Observer. "It was a little painful, but I felt OK at practice Thursday. Wayne Ellington scored 23 points on seven 3-pointers. Tommy Kearns' free throws put the Tar Heels ahead 72-68 with a minute and 46 seconds left in triple-overtime, then Lennie Rosenbluth, who scored 31 points, stole the ball and Bob Young made a basket to put North Carolina at 74 points. ", Ty Lawson returned to the floor for the Tar Heels and he scored 21 of his 23 points after halftime. Conference Tournament Finish: Conference tournament champion Nov. 21, 2016: North Carolina 104, Chaminade 61. In fact, the Tar Heels' last basket came with almost 12 minutes left in the game, when Sam Perkins scored. "Between close guarding and Carolina's superior height constantly staring them in the face, the Tigers weren't able to get many good shots," wrote The News and Observer's Joe Tiedel. "I wish we could have denied him the ball a little bit more," Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt said, according to the AP. North Carolina dropped back-to-back games despite big games from frontcourt players Eric Montross (22 points, career-high 13 rebounds) and George Lynch (17 points, eight rebounds) because the Tar Heels made just 37.9 percent of its shots. "You know, he had nine rebounds in the first half, just dominating on the boards, and then he turned around in the second half and got 10.". Trying to avoid falling in back-to-back games, North Carolina found itself knotted in a 27-all tie at Clemson before the Tar Heels' offense opened up and they scored 50 points in the second half. "If we want to be the top team at the end of the season, it's all on us," Berry said. "We didn't have to run much offense," Montross said, according to The Charlotte Observer. ", With Rasahad McCants facing an illness, Melvin Scott replaced him in the starting lineup and scored 12 points, while Raymond Felton had 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds to help the Tar Heels take a one-game lead over Wake Forest in the ACC standings. ", In a top-five matchup, No. Virginia Tech pulled within one point of North Carolina but the Tar Heels finished the game on a 10-0 run to win on the road. "I was just waiting for the game to come to me," he said, according to the AP. North Carolina entered halftime on a 13-0 run to take a four-point lead into halftime, then the Tar Heels scored 46 points in the second half to pull away. North Carolina clinched its 23rd consecutive season with at least 20 wins as Donald Williams scored 21 points off the bench, including 14 in the final 11 minutes. The Jayhawks never led by more than three points. "Everybody was disappointed and we felt there were some things we wanted to do better as a team," Tyler Hansbrough said, according to the AP. North Carolina was dominant on the glass, keeping Wake Forest without an offensive rebound for the first 25 minutes. "We did have the size and we were looking to take advantage of it," Dean Smith said, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times. Watch full game: North Carolina vs. Gonzaga for the 2017 national championship. North Carolina finished the season undefeated at 32-0. It began on March 9 and ended with the championship game on March 26 in Salt Lake City. Team history. "He was unbelievable." Nonetheless, the tournament has consistently utilized a simple single-elimination style tournament. "In the first half we did a great job on defense and that's what got us going," May said, according to the AP. George Lynch had 21 points, 14 rebounds and six steals, en route to being named the East Regional's Most Outstanding Player. "Kansas was willing to give us the 15-footer," North Carolina coach Dean Smith said, according to the AP. First- and second-round games will be played simultaneously at Hartsell Arena on the campus of Pensacola State College and the Pensacola Bay Center, with semifinals and finals at the Bay Center.[3]. Ty Lawson was named the tournament MVP after finishing with 22 points and 11 assists. The city of Charlotte is tied for third all-time with 86 tournament games hosted in its history. In the West, No. Click or tap here for a closer look at the 1957 March Madness bracket. After North Carolina trailed Florida State by three at halftime, Rashad McCants told Sean May to take over in the second half and May did. We doubled Hansbrough and it didn't seem to affect him at all.". The semifinals and finals remained in New Orleans, but moved to the, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 00:18. One season after losing the 2016 national championship to one of the most iconic shots in March Madness history – Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beating three for Villanova – North Carolina returned to the national championship game and finished the job. 7 seed South Carolina. A freshman by the name of Michael Jordan, alongside James Worthy and Sam Perkins, had a string of narrow NCAA tournament victories — two points, five points, 10 points, five points and one point — to give North Carolina its second title and legendary coach Dean Smith his first. Despite South Carolina's Grady Wallace, the nation's leading scorer, only scoring two points in the first half, the Gamecocks led 37-35 at halftime but thanks in part to center Joe Quigg. In a game that was relocated to Greensboro due to a water shortage, in an arena that hosted a country concert the night before, North Carolina saw a 15-point lead get trimmed to two, before the Tar Heels held on for the win. Tyler Hansbrough set the career free throw record as he scored 28 points with 10 rebounds and a perfect 8-for-8 free throw shooting performance. North Carolina lost its first game since its season-opener as Wake Forest took a 43-33 halftime lead, then scored 52 points after halftime to win by 13. In the NCAA tournament, North Carolina defeated Yale, Canisius, Syracuse, Michigan State and Kansas, with the team's last two wins in the tournament both coming in triple-overtime. Justin Jackson scored 22 points with four rebounds while Kennedy Meeks had 20 and nine. "I was able to get good position and I could go to the basket," Worthy said, according to The News and Observer. Jan. 11, 2017: North Carolina 93, Wake Forest 87. North Carolina's win over Georgia allowed coach Dean Smith to tie UNLV's Jerry Tarkanian for the most consecutive 20-win seasons as the Tar Heels improved to 20-2 on the season. That's by far the best we've played and probably the worst they've played. "Dean Smith insists there are 25 basketball teams that can win the NCAA tournament come March, but after watching yesterday's North Carolina-Kentucky clash at the Meadowlands, one has to wonder who the other 23 are," wrote the Daily News' Eric Compton. The Tar Heels scored 11 points in a row, led by Michael Jordan. "Ordinarily, nine times out of ten we would have lost a game like this. 1 seeds North Carolina and UConn, No. 13 – Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana Pacers, No. Jan. 16, 2017: North Carolina 85, Syracuse 68. Kansas' Gene Elstun gave Kansas a one-point lead 53-52 with a free throw with 28 seconds left. 6 – Lennie Rosenbluth, Philadelphia Warriors, No. North Carolina held a 29-25 lead about four minutes into the second half before the Tar Heels scored 13 points in a row, capped off by a dunk by Michael Jordan. The 1989-90 UNC team started the season ranked #7 in the country. Tyler Hansbrough returned to the floor for his first game of the season after missing two games with a stress reaction in his shin, scoring 13 points as six different Tar Heels scored in double figures. 1 North Carolina and No. "I can't say enough about Sean May," Roy Williams said, according to the AP. ", North Carolina won its fourth game in a row in Cameron Indoor Stadium as Ty Lawson scored a season-high 25 points, including 21 after halftime. North Carolina lost for the fourth and final time of the 2005 season after Rashad McCants missed a potential game-tying, overtime-forcing 3-pointer. Virginia tried to slow the tempo against North Carolina but the Tar Heels still scored 85 points against the Cavaliers. March 19, 2017 (NCAA tournament): No. The Sun Belt has a storied basketball history, sending multiple teams into the NCAA tournament in the 1980s and 1990s (most recently 1994), and then again in 2008 when both regular season champion South Alabama, and tournament winner Western Kentucky received bids, and in 2013 with Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee. "I just ran with it," Lawson said, according to the AP. But it was [Joe] Quigg who broke the game open for us.". The format consisted of two stepladder-style brackets. Last year, UMBC became the first 16-seed to oust a No. "We were prepared for a tough game and that's certainly what we got.". Roy Williams notched his 800th career win as North Carolina made shots (51.5 percent shooting from the field) and took care of the ball (nine turnovers) against Syracuse's 2-3 zone. The Tar Heels lost three seniors to graduation after the 2015-16 season, including its leading scorer Brice Johnson (pictured above): North Carolina added three freshman to its roster for the 2016-17 season: North Carolina finished the 2017 season ranked No. "I knew they were going to come at me," McCants said, according to the AP. Conference: ACC The Tar Heels scored the game's first 14 points, so while the Hokies played the Tar Heels just about even the rest of the way, the early deficit was too much for Virginia Tech to overcome. "We didn't want to have a letdown out there," Phelps said, according to The Charlotte Observer. Watch extended highlights from the game below. My ankle? Effective with the 2019 edition forward, only 10 of the conference's 12 teams qualified for the tournament. But we've been playing like a team of destiny all year.". Despite Eric Montross and Brian Reese not starting the game due to being one minute and 20 seconds late for a team breakfast, the two players combined for 26 points after they remained on the bench for roughly the same amount of time that they were late to breakfast. North Carolina beat Michigan State by 35 points in Detroit in December and the Tar Heels didn't have any issues with the Spartans the second time around as they led 55-34 at halftime — a record halftime margin — and won by 17. You're thinking, 'Oh man, this is my last game in the Dean Dome,' and you start to think your college career is coming to an end. In front of a then largest-ever crowd at a Wake Forest basketball game (8,200 fans), Wake Forest led 64-63 in the final minute when North Carolina worked the ball to Lennie Rosenbluth, who took a shot and was fouled. Under Lam, the Tar Heels were a consistent top 25 NCAA team. "I think we got fat and happy," Sean May said, according to the AP. Conference Finish: 1st Here's everything you need to know about North Carolina's 1982 national championship team. UNC women’s basketball program improves to 5-0 with narrow victory over Charlotte Stephanie Watts led North Carolina with 17 points against Charlotte, and the Tar Heels beat the 49ers by a … North Carolina's Derrick Phelps held Bobby Hurley to 2-of-12 shooting, including 1-of-7 from deep, as the Tar Heels' defense frustrated Hurley into a technical foul. On the ensuing inbounds play, Brian Reese passed the ball to George Lynch, who found Derrick Phelps deep across the floor to dunk and seal the victory. Five North Carolina players scored between 10 and 16 points, led by Isaiah Hicks' 16 points, five rebounds and two assists. April 3, 2017 (NCAA tournament): No. Charlotte, then known athletically as UNC Charlotte, reached the Final Four in 1977, and future Sun Belt member Western Kentucky reached the Final Four in 1971. "Carolina's perfect record for this basketball season was within 46 seconds of death here tonight," wrote The News and Observer's Dick Herbert. We let down a little bit in the second half and we have to get over that and finish a game for 40 minutes. In the 2007-08 season, North Carolina went 36-3 (14-2 ACC), as the Tar Heels earned a No. Playing without Tyler Hansbrough and senior Marcus Ginyard, North Carolina held off Penn in its season-opener behind 48 points in the first half as Tyler Zeller paced the Tar Heels with 18 points and freshman Ed Davis had 10 points and 14 rebounds. The typically high-powered Tar Heels didn't have their best offensive performance against Gonzaga's defense, shooting just 35 percent from the field, 4-for-27 from deep and 57 percent from the line, but leading scorers Berry (22 points) and Justin Jackson (16 points) did enough to pace the Tar Heels to the program's sixth national championship. ", On a rainy day, the play inside Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum wasn't much prettier as the two teams combined for 45 fouls, five players fouling out and neither team shooting better than 44 percent. Donald Williams finished 3-for-15 from the field against the tough defense of Duke's Thomas Hill. UNC Charlotte, in conjunction with the University of South Carolina, will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in Halton Arena: Friday, March 22 South Carolina vs. Belmont 1:45 p.m. Florida State vs. Bucknell 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24 Time to be determined after Friday’s games It was Chaminade's second-worst loss in the history of the Maui Invitational as the Silverswords dressed just seven players. Isaiah Hicks gave his team the lead for good with a pair of free throws, then Kennedy Meeks had a big tip-in to put North Carolina up three. Brice Johnson, the North Carolina senior forward, will enter the Final Four later this week on quite the individual streak: three consecutive games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. 12 – George Lynch, Los Angeles Lakers, No. The NCAA plans to stage the entire women's basketball tournament in one geographic area and San Antonio is the likely host site. Mock became his replacement. "I guess that's an understatement." 1 seed Ohio State in the Sweet 16. '", For the second game in a row, North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson had another big second half as he scored 17 of his 21 points after halftime, including a victory-clinching three in the final 11 seconds. North Carolina made its first 10 shots to cruise to a 20-7 lead out of the gate. Once again playing without point guard Ty Lawson, top-ranked North Carolina fell to No. Eric Montross scored 16 of his 17 points in the first half. But it wasn't all roses for the Tar Heels, who committed 25 turnovers, blew a 23-point lead after halftime and missed nine free throws. Ty Lawson was within shouting distance of a triple-double with 13 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, while Tyler Hansbrough had 17 points and eight boards. He finished with 17 points off the bench – the second-highest total on the team behind Justin Jackson's 19. "We played the first half really, really well," Roy Williams said, according to the AP. "It's a special moment," Williams said, "but you know what I really love? Mobile Civic Center near South Alabama). Leading scorer James Worthy picked up his fourth foul with more than 17 minutes left, then he was called for a technical, but a short time later the Tar Heels ran off a 12-0 run to put them ahead 48-29. ", North Carolina got back on the road as the Tar Heels visited the Hoosiers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. ", Feb. 25, 2017: North Carolina 85, Pittsburgh 67. "Once they called traveling, I felt like a kid in a candy store, I was so happy," Scott said, according to the AP. Coach: Roy Williams 2019. A 62-point first half saw North Carolina take a 36-point lead into halftime as the Tar Heels handed the Cavaliers their third-worst home loss in school history. North Carolina improved to 26-1 in NCAA tournament games played in its home state. Eric Montross scored 18 points as the Tar Heels shot 55 percent from the field, including 41.7 percent from deep and posted a plus-12 rebounding advantage. ", North Carolina took an 11-point lead into halftime, then saw it get erased before Ty Lawson's game-winning 3-pointer gave the Tar Heels a win in Tallahassee. Before the game, North Carolina coach Frank McGuire knew that Wake Forest planned to play a box-and-one defense against Lennie Rosenbluth. Rosenbluth made both free throws, giving the Tar Heels a 65-64 advantage. Conference Tournament Finish: Lost in semifinals President Barack Obama became the first president to fill out his bracket on national TV and he correctly picked North Carolina to win the national championship. "We played a good basketball game in stretches," Smith said, according to the Rocky Mount Telegram. Playing against fellow No. North Carolina found itself in a hole, 52-44, with less than eight minutes left but the Tar Heels scored seven points in a row, then Virginia's Ralph Sampson missed two free throws and North Carolina played a box-and-one down the stretch to try limit Sampson's effectiveness as he had a 30-point, 19-rebound game. "I am very grateful to my players," Dean Smith said, according to the UPI. Basketball. 1 seed North Carolina 92, No. The Citadel played a tight 2-3 zone defense that allowed the Bulldogs to cut the deficit to 32-26 in the final minute before halftime. "We were flat out there," Wayne Ellington said, according to the AP. The Lennie Rosenbluth-led team went a perfect 32-0. This website is operated by a ticket broker. Anyone who thinks we're as good as we can be is not being very realistic. Donald Williams scored 25 points, earning Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors, including 5-for-11 3-point shooting. We did some nice things today." North Carolina needed less than five minutes to take a double-digit lead and the Tar Heels rolled to a 32-point win in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational behind Joel Berry's 24 points, five rebounds and four assists, and Justin Jackson 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists. UNC women’s basketball program improves to 5-0 with narrow victory over Charlotte. Complete NCAA Tournament history for the North Carolina Tar Heels. The men's 1974 NCAA Final Four was held in … Dec. 7, 2016: North Carolina 83, Davidson 74. "Anytime you score 90 points on a team that wants to score in the 50s and 60s, you've really got the game under control," May said, according to the AP. North Carolina scored 53 points in the first half, then 63 in the second as the Tar Heels blitzed UNC Asheville, whose leading scorers managed just eight points. North Carolina doubled up Northern Iowa, one year after the Panthers beat the Tar Heels. They won consecutive triple overtimes games to … I guess it was the best of his career.". Eric Montross, an Indianapolis native, helped his Tar Heels beat Butler in Montross' hometown as Dean Smith tied Kansas' Phog Allen with 746 career wins, good for fourth all-time. "Just unreal that we get a second chance at this," Theo Pinson said. The bottom four seeds played in the first round; the 5 and 6 seeds received byes into the second round; the 3 and 4 seeds began play in the quarterfinals, and the top two seeds received a triple bye into the semifinals. After going into halftime with a seven-point lead, North Carolina turned on the jets after halftime, outscoring Northern Iowa 52-16 in the second half, making 62 percent of its shots in the half. ", After flying back from Maui all night on Friday, North Carolina practiced almost as soon as it returned to campus, then the Tar Heels had another practice on Saturday, before playing USC. "It is tough when you're on defense because you want to run up and down the court," Rashad McCants said, according to the AP. Nov. 13, 2016: North Carolina 97, Chattanooga 57. Duke played hard, and so did we. North Carolina, a team that frequently scored 50-plus points in a half, was held to 22 points in the first half as the Tar Heels trailed by 17 points at halftime. North Carolina won its 20th game in a row during the 1956-57 season as it fought off defeat in recent weeks, winning recent games by just four, two, seven and three points. "We also feel fortunate to have won. The Tar Heels won their sixth national championship and third under coach Roy Williams. Charlotte hosted the East Regional games in 1973, which was the final year of the NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament; UNC, however, was MIA because they played in the NIT in NYC. North Carolina went 23-10 in the 1991-92 season, finishing third in the ACC, earning a No. "I'm not in the best shape, but it was good to help out my team," Hansbrough said, according to the AP. If we didn't get it inside, we could dribble it in there. "They'd hit every shot, it seemed like. "We'd get it inside on the first or second pass. Their roster had completely turned over since they won the 2005 national championship and they once again had a veteran roster, with their top five scorers being juniors or seniors. North Carolina handed Texas its worst loss in nine years thanks to stifling defense that held the Longhorns to just 28.6 percent shooting, 28-of-98, and just 5-of-18 free throws (27.8 percent). North Carolina's championship was its first in more than a decade and it was coach Roy Williams' first national title at the school. Both of the Tar Heels' final four wins came in three overtimes — the first was against Michigan State in the semifinals. I'm just excited to come out of Maryland with a win." North Carolina held a 38-35 lead at halftime but thanks to a rally from Michael Jordan, James Worthy and Sam Perkins, Kentucky never climbed within eight points in the last 17 minutes. But it was senior point guard Jimmy Black who received the praise of Dean Smith. "I think our guys did a great job of just focusing in on the game today and not worrying about (how) if we lose, we're still the ACC champs," Joel Berry II said. NC State cut North Carolina's lead to 33-32 with 10 minutes left but the Wolfpack collapsed down the stretch. "I felt comfortable with the ball.". "Furman was as important to us as Kentucky, South Florida or Tulsa because it's a non-conference game and we need those wins to get in the NCAA tournament," Dean Smith said, according to the UPI. North Carolina led 50-23 at halftime in what The Greenville News called "one of the most amazing displays in tournament basketball history.". One-time North Carolina football commit Ky Bowman scored 33 points for Boston College, keeping the Eagles in the game in Chestnut Hill. 9 on kenpom.com in adjusted offensive efficiency and No. "Of course he was shooting shots that some of you (sports writers) could have hit. Justin Jackson was the only Tar Heel who scored more than eight points and North Carolina was just 4-for-16 from deep. Defensively, North Carolina was elite at keeping opponents off the free throw line with a 25.4 FTA/FGA rate, while the Tar Heels had a block and steal rate of at least 11 percent. "Not a lot of people can say they can do that. "One of our game plans was definitely to wear them down because we knew they didn't play an awful lot of guys, and think that we had the capability to go deep," Eric Montross said, according to B-C Wire Services. Here's everything you need to know about North Carolina's 2005 national championship team. They ranked 40th nationally in tempo, including 25th on offense. I thought at halftime the game was essentially settled, and I had no idea that would happen." "We had to hold him back by taking him out with 11 minutes to play, otherwise he would had had a jillion.". "This was Derrick Phelps's night, I thought," Dean Smith said, according to The Atlanta Constitution. ", North Carolina scored more than 50 points in both halves — 55 in the first, 52 in the second. "It wasn't pretty, but we'll take it anyway," Roy Williams said, according to the AP. 119 – Matt Doherty, Cleveland Cavaliers, No. North Carolina led twice in the final minute and a half, but Monk hit a three – one of his eight in the game – to give the Wildcats the lead for good. 1 Duke. North Carolina kept Clemson winless in Chapel Hill, now 0-39, as Chris Whitney's 8-for-10 3-point shooting performance wasn't enough to propel the Tigers to a win. 3 and No. With Boston College trailing by 10, he scored 10 points in a row in the first half to tie the game and keep the Eagles within breathing distance most of the way. "Tonight we stayed within the team and got the shots that we wanted. To anyone who thought UNC and Virginia would both be eliminated from the NCAA basketball tournament in this first weekend in Charlotte, hopefully you’ve invested in lottery tickets. Feb. 15, 2017: North Carolina 97, N.C. 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