Audio: Tuesday's Celebration at the Smith Center

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- More than 11,000 fans filled the Dean E. Smith Center on Tuesday afternoon to welcome home their 2005 national champion Tar Heels. Listen to the event ...

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LISTEN (37:33)

Some particulars to listen for ...

  • 03:59 - Chancellor James Moeser: "How great is it to be a Tar Heel today?!"
  • 09:22 - Roy Williams: "The thrill of my lifetime other than my wife and two children was being involved and being the coach as OUR alma mater won the national championship."
  • 16:15 - Fans chant "Three more years!" to Marvin Williams.
  • 18:50 - Raymond Felton: "To my teammates, I love you guys to death, we've been through a lot and we've accomplished a lot, we're national champs!"
  • 20:20 - Rashad McCants: "Nobody ever thought that this group of guys could come this far and get this right here [pointing to the trophy]. ... To you fans, you fans are crazy, man."
  • 22:16 - Sean May: "I'm going to try and get some of these other guys to come back with me."
  • 28:07 - Jawad Williams: "Thanks to all the fans who supported us through the tough times and who would have thought that after 8-20 we'd be going out on top!"
  • 29:29 - Roy Williams: "The thrill to me was being able to be involved last night to see Jackie, Jawad and Melvin."
  • 32:59 - David Noel leads the players in a comedic gospel choir attempt.

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