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Propped prominently in Roy Williams' office is a framed photograph of the coach and North Carolina's four NBA lottery picks from the 2005 national championship men's basketball team. The picture is a reminder, he says, of what individuals can accomplish if they put their team first. It's also a symbol of what he hopes his current talent-laden squad can achieve if it continues to do the same thing.
Tar Heels keep big picture in mind
Raleigh News & Observer

North Carolina senior Wes Miller grew up watching basketball games at Joel Coliseum -- where his dad is a Wake Forest season ticket-holder -- and dreamed of playing there one day. But the NCAA Tournament? In the stadium where he was a fixture in the stands?
Miller at home in Joel Coliseum
Raleigh News & Observer

First, the committee tossed the Heels into a snake pit of a regional. Then CBS gave them a first-round starting time that only a traveling troupe of insomniacs would welcome.
CBS sticks it to Heels with late start time
Raleigh News & Observer

The game was a microcosm of Terry's stormy career. Williams says his 6-foot-8 forward is the fastest, strongest and highest-leaping player on the team. But even Terry admits it took prodding from Williams to turn his ability into productivity.
Terry a perplexing UNC leader
Charlotte Observer

Some Tar Heels don't want it to go away. Sophomore swingman Marcus Ginyard keeps a box score from the George Mason game in his locker to remind him that "nothing is guaranteed."
After last year, Tar Heels know how quickly it ends
Durham Herald-Sun

Tyler Hansbrough has a new mask -- and he might even wear it in the game. So continued the saga of the player with the most famous broken nose in college basketball.
A mask of confidence?
Durham Herald-Sun

"I'm somebody who leads by example," Miller said. "It's a job of mine as a senior. I need to let people know how important every game is now. Everybody needs to realize it's a special time of the year."
DRIVEN: UNC poised to make run at NCAA title
Winston-Salem Journal

"I do have a new mask and it is more comfortable," Hansbrough said. "I can see out of it. I think there is a possibility that I will wear this mask. I haven't played in it yet. I'll practice in it and see how it goes."
Not Looking Back
Winston-Salem Journal

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