It sure looks like North Carolina has arrived with a late-season surge and Top 10 national ranking. Coach Roy Williams hopes his Tar Heels haven't noticed.
Williams is hoping UNC not satisfied
The Jacksonvile Daily News
Say what you want about Tyler Hansbrough, including the argument that he's the best freshman ever to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Just don't say that he's exceeded expectations.
That would be difficult to do, considering the expectations that were placed upon his shoulders even before he'd played his first college game.
The Fayetteville Observer
Yes, Virginia, you're going to play North Carolina again. And yes, the Tar Heels are that good.
You'll understand if the Cavaliers didn't spend a whole lot of time celebrating their 60-56 win over Virginia Tech in Thursday's first round of the ACC tournament. Soon after Virginia posted its third win over its state rival this season, a sobering reality hit. Its reward is a 7 p.m. date Friday with North Carolina, the hottest team in the ACC.
Cavs dump Hokies; Heels next
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
After losing their ACC Tournament opener to Georgia Tech two years ago and having to rally past Clemson in their first game last year, the Tar Heels are taking nothing for granted.
Cavaliers move on, face UNC
The Durham Herald-Sun
When the birthday cake was brought out, the guest of honor asked -- in what seemed to be only slightly mock horror -- "How'd this '50' get on here?"
His horror might have been fake, but mine wasn't because if Phil Ford is 50, then that makes the rest of us -- old.
Point is, he was the best
The News and Observer