Carolina Basketball Museum to Open Jan. 28

CHAPEL HILL --- The University of North Carolina's new "Carolina Basketball Museum" will open to the general public on Monday, January 28, at 10 a.m. The museum is open until 4 p.m. each Monday through Friday. There is no admission fee.

The Carolina Basketball Museum is located on the first floor of the Ernie Williamson Athletics Center. The Williamson Center is adjacent to the Smith Center and Koury Natatorium on Skipper Bowles Drive.

Parking is available in the Smith Lot located across Bowles Drive from the Smith Center.

The museum features artifacts, videos, photos, statistical and historical panels that highlight the history of the Carolina Basketball program. The museum experience begins with a six-minute theater presentation and includes video tributes to Dean Smith, Roy Williams and the Carolina Family, Phil Ford, Michael Jordan and the history of UNC Basketball.

It also includes interactive presentations highlighting Carolina's 16 Final Four appearances and 16 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championships, and many of the greatest games and most exciting finishes in Tar Heel history.

The museum will be open on game days.

For the Boston College (Thursday, Jan. 31), Duke (Wednesday, Feb. 6) and Florida State (Tuesday, March 4) games, the museum will open at its normal time (10 a.m.) and remain open until one hour prior to the start of the game.

For the Clemson (Sunday, Feb. 10), Virginia Tech (Saturday, Feb. 16) and Wake Forest (Sunday, Feb. 24) games, the museum will open three and one half hours before the start of the game and close one hour before tip.

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