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Coach Roy Williams heard something Friday that had been missing for a week. Reyshawn Terry laughed.
Terry still not 100 percent, will not start for Tar Heels
The Winston Salem Journal

Lawson and his UNC teammates will get their chances to make history today against Georgetown. The stakes aren't as high, but they're extremely significant in the East Regional championship game at Continental Airlines Arena. The winner will advance to next week's Final Four in Atlanta. North Carolina is the No. 1 seed and Georgetown is No. 2.
Heels brace for Hoyas' deliberate style
The Winston-Salem Journal

Tyler Hansbrough is a nose-to-the-grindstone type of guy even when his nose isn't in one piece. That's his modus, anyhow. He won't be caught dead anymore wearing that see-through mask he was issued so he could be protected when he didn't want protecting. But he'd look just about right in a hardhat.
'Psycho T' is bent on winning
The Richmond Times-Dispatch

North Carolina coach Roy Williams has been asked since mid-October if he was rotating too many players.
Heels stick to plan
The News and Observer

Georgetown and North Carolina are models of efficiency. But even though the Hoyas and Tar Heels both shoot 50.3 percent from the floor, their models look nothing alike.
Familiar tune: Heels expect Hoyas to go slow
The Durham Herald-Sun

The head coach of the North Carolina men's basketball team loves telling it to anyone who will listen: "Ol' Roy ain't that good." But when he's talking about a younger Roy -- Georgetown 7-2 junior center Roy Hibbert -- Roy Williams changes his tune.
Tar Heels' hands may be full with Hibbert
The Durham Herald Sun

Reyshawn Terry is hungry -- and not just for another national championship.
Terry back feeling and eating his oats
The Durham Herald-Sun

Nerves. Excitement. Unbridled anticipation. Today they come together in one intense and sometimes bewildering package.
Restless Heels eager to play
The Fayetteville Observer

They will talk about it today, most all of tomorrow, and they will relive the mystique centered around North Carolina's pulsating 63-62 NCAA championship game win over Georgetown.
Roy remembers back to Dean's first title
The Durham Herald Sun

Roy Williams has his hands full trying to coach his North Carolina basketball team to a college national championship. Phil Ford and Dave Hanners are busy trying to figure out a way to help their New York Knicks get into the NBA playoffs.
All in the Tar Heel family
The Fayetteville Observer

The night Michael Jordan made that shot, Roy Williams and John Thompson III were inside the Superdome, too. They also have memories from 25 years ago -- of an elusive Snickers bar and a Rottweiler that got away.
Heels, Hoyas primed for redux of '82
The Chicago Sun-Times

Don't look for Danny Green on the court when North Carolina tips off against Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament East Regional final this evening. Among Long Island's best Division I basketball prospects in the last decade, he has spent two full seasons in Chapel Hill and has yet to start a game. That's not a reflection of his ability as much as it is on the Tar Heels' stockpile of talent.
Green chips in for UNC
New York Newsday

It is almost 25 years to the day that he inexplicably threw that pass to James Worthy, and Fred Brown wants to talk about the hurt. But the pain is unrelated to this week's anniversary of one of the most ignominious plays in NCAA tournament history. "I don't support the program," he said.
25 Years Later, Thompson's Compassion Is a Fading Memory to Brown
The Washington Post

It was difficult to take everything in at the time, all the subplots and historical twists. And it was particularly overwhelming because it was my first Final Four, the first NCAA championship game including a Washington, D.C., school. Even now, 25 years later, it's dizzying to try to make sense of the events that night in New Orleans.
25 Years Ago: Jordan, Worthy, Ewing, Oh My!
The Washington Post

The deeper North Carolina marches through March and the NCAA Tournament, the more its sometimes vast depth factor comes into focus.
Deep bench pays off for Tar Heels
The Burlington Times-News

Roy Williams likes to talk about how the game of basketball is really pretty simple. Just take better shots than your opponent and take more of them. But what happens when your opponent is pretty darn good at doing the same thing?
Heels-Hoyas: The inside story
The Greensboro News-Record

North Carolina coach Roy Williams brought his starting five for today's East Regional final clash with Georgetown to the podium to meet the media, and the quintet had one thing in common: They were all watching TV somewhere when the Tar Heels defeated Illinois for Williams's first national championship. That was two years ago.
Carolina green
The Boston Globe

Hansbrough, a 6-9 sophomore, will be giving away height, but it won't be the first time. In December, if only for a few minutes, he faced 7-7 Kenny George when the Tar Heels played UNC-Asheville. George, also a sophomore, played just seven minutes off the bench, scoring four points, while Hansbrough had 15 in Carolina's 93-62 victory. "I'm not sure he's as good as Roy Hibbert, but he is a little taller," Hansbrough said of George.
UNC's Hansbrough, G'town's Hibbert will size up strengths
The NJ Star-Ledger

North Carolina's march through the ACC regular season and tournament to this evening's NCAA East Regional final is a product of such selflessness, and no one has provided more than sophomore reserve Marcus Ginyard.
Ginyard a team-first guy
The Hampton Daily Press

Heels vs. Hoyas. It's a matter of pace. Today's highly anticipated Elite Eight showdown between Georgetown and North Carolina is likely to come down to tempo.
Hoyas hope height hinders Heels' offense
The Washington Times

It doesn't happen with great frequency, but sometimes North Carolina's Brandan Wright impresses even himself.
Wright into the spotlight
The Washington Times

Wright is Georgetown's concern today. The Tar Heels and Hoyas meet in the NCAA East Regional final, with a trip to the Final Four on the line.
UNC can't go wrong, when extra-long Wright is on
The Virginian Pilot

Growing up in south Asheville financially challenged — with a mother who had to work extra jobs to take care of her family and a father who was an alcoholic and often absent — the head basketball coach at North Carolina could have easily fallen prey to the temptations and troubles of a childhood that wasn't exactly Ozzie and Harriet.
Mom helped mold Roy Williams
The Asheville Citizen-Times


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