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Alex Stepheson came a long way to play basketball at North Carolina, roughly 2,200 miles from his home in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-9 sophomore forward also came a long way on the court last weekend, improving his game by miles in two NCAA Tournament victories.
UNC's Stepheson feeling right at home
The News and Observer

Ty Lawson is up and running again. So is North Carolina. UNC, behind Lawson, was overpowering last weekend in its first two games of the NCAA Tournament. His passing, shooting and running the break has UNC on a roll heading into Thursday's East Regional semifinal against Washington State in Charlotte.
THE SPARK PLUG: Point guard Lawson, close to fully healed from his ankle injury, ignites Tar Heels' high-powered offense
The Winston-Salem Journal

Deon Thompson admits he embarrassed himself the last time he showed up in Charlotte.
Moving closer to redemption
The Charlotte Observer

Danny Green sometimes will be out on the town and have pangs of jealousy when he sees members of a fraternity doing their thing.
Heels are elite club, but they miss life of typical students
The Durham Herald-Sun

Roy Williams should have recorded his halftime speech against Arkansas. The North Carolina basketball coach may need to break it out again before his Tar Heels play their Sweet Sixteen game Thursday against Washington State.
North Carolina says it can play better
The Greensboro News and Record

Kyle Weaver walked into his Cultural Ethnic Studies class at Washington State on Monday and saw a fellow student already fired up for this week's NCAA Tournament games. The only drawback was that the young man was wearing a North Carolina baseball cap. Weaver and his Washington State teammates will play UNC on Thursday in the East Regional semifinals in Charlotte.
Gunning for the Upset: Washington State is not intimidated by playing North Carolina in Sweet 16
The Winston-Salem Journal

According to WSU head coach Tony Bennett, the people of North Carolina are about two things: basketball and racin'. And with the Cougars set to face the high-octane North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday, WSU is hoping the game doesn't resemble something you'd see upstate at the Darlington Raceway.
UNC presents challenges both inside and outside
The Daily Evergreen


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