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Carolina Basketball

"It is a source of pride, no question about that," UNC coach Roy Williams said. "And when I watch the games, I do cheer for our guys. ... You like to talk to kids about playing in the best league in the country, and any information you can get that validates that statement is good for us."
ACC has braggin' rights
Raleigh News & Observer

The day after North Carolina's 75-70 victory against Illinois in the NCAA title game last season, Bobby Frasor, now the starting point guard, wore a Tar Heels T-shirt -- to classes at his high school in Chicago.
UNC-Illinois no rematch
Charlotte Observer

The early returns are in on the rookies after the Tar Heels' 3-0 start, and mostly, they're encouraging.
Prefab Five: Tar Heels bank on their freshmen
Greensboro News & Record

"We start two freshmen at the guard spots, and they've never seen anything like what they're going to see," Roy Williams said. "Trying to simulate that at practice is pretty doggone hard. As much as everyone in this room could try, we can't be Carl Lewis."
UNC and Illinois to meet again
Durham Herald-Sun

Forward David Noel of North Carolina said he expects Illinois to be angry and will try to avenge the defeat that prevented it from winning its first national championship.
Illinois hopes to pay UNC back for loss in championship game
Winston-Salem Journal

"Carolina's young, but they're playing at home and they have some talented kids,'' said Weber, who added that while the revenge factor isn't a big deal, this game still is.
Illinois-UNC rematch a miss match
Chicago Sun-Times

Carolina Football

"I think we're taking steps toward that -- we took a step this year, we took a step last year, and next year we have to take another gigantic step."
Rebuilding the Heels' morale
Raleigh News & Observer

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