Williams said the Tar Heels were growing a little antsy during Sunday's selection show because it took so long for UNC to be announced. Understandable, considering the Tar Heels hadn't heard their name announced the past two seasons.
Raleigh News & Observer
When you haven't heard your name called on Selection Sunday -- and no North Carolina player had in his first two years in Chapel Hill -- you tend to get a little tense when Jim Nantz has revealed more than half the NCAA Tournament field.
Worth The Wait?
Durham Herald Sun
Duke heads into familiar NCAA territory coming off an unfamiliar result. North Carolina has returned to a familiar position as a member of the NCAA Tournament. N.C. State has become a familiar name in the field, qualifying for the third straight season. And Wake Forest gets to play in a familiar building not far from home.
ACC's Big Four prepares for the Big Dance
Playing Air Force on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier is no longer an option for North Carolina. The U.S. Navy put the kibosh on that idea last week.Instead, the Tar Heels will end their three-year hiatus from the NCAA tournament by playing Air Force a mile above sea level, only an hour and a half up the road from the academy's Colorado Springs campus.
Heels get Falcons, but no flight deck
Greensboro News and Record
Imagine Duke versus North Carolina in a regional final. Just shut down the state of North Carolina and call out all the cops to break up the bar fights. It won't happen, though. Texas' depth will exploit the Heels' greatest weakness this season -- no bench. Duke will contain Lawrence Roberts and Timmy Bowers just enough to beat Mississippi State for a trip to San Antonio.