The Final Four. That's where North Carolina is heading next. It said so on Wayne Ellington's T-shirt Saturday night at Bobcats Arena. Just the thought had the Tar Heels shooting guard restless with anticipation.
Heels prepare for San Antonio showdown
The Fayetteville Observer
There are many things to like about Tyler Hansbrough. But one of the most important is this: He pushes himself outside his comfort zone.
The soul of 'Psycho T'
The Charlotte Observer
Roy Williams was talking about the inevitable day when Tyler Hansbrough says goodbye to North Carolina and hello to the riches that await him in the NBA.
Williams isn't sure when that day will come, but he's coached long enough to understand that this particular rite of spring is now as much a part of college basketball as the bands playing the school song. Players come and go, and the best usually go long before their scholarships run out.
Appreciate Hansbrough for what he is today rather than worry about the pro he'll be tomorrow
Taking a little time off, North Carolina players fall somewhere between elated and relieved.
The level of celebration that accompanied the Tar Heels' first berth in the Final Four since the 2005 championship season tended to depend on who was doing the reflecting.
Tar Heels reflect on accomplishment
The Burlington Times-News
UNC 2005 vs. 2008? Quentin Thomas and Will Graves were goofing around in North Carolina's locker room the day before the Tar Heels disposed of Louisville and advanced to the Final Four.
UNC 2008 mirrors national championship team of 2005
The Durham Herald-Sun
Everyone at the Alamodome this weekend knows North Carolina gleefully will unleash a frenetic offense on unfamiliar opposition at the Final Four.
The question remains whether anyone can slow down the Tar Heels.
Keeping foes on their Heels
The Washington Times
Roy Williams would like for Saturday's NCAA Tournament semifinal game to just be all about North Carolina and Kansas, two storied basketball programs.
But it also will be a lot about the two schools' coaching connections and about Williams, who built KU into a national power but then left after 15 years to restore UNC to national prominence.
KU fans can't forget
The News and Observer
Tucked snugly into a 100-year-old building in the middle of this college town's bustling commercial district is a place where hair is cut and a statement is made.
5 years after Roy Williams left Kansas, Jayhawks get their shot
The Durham Herald-Sun
Roy Williams has North Carolina running and gunning just like, well, his Kansas teams.
The Tar Heels' transition game can be devastating. Just look at the 25.3-point victory margin they averaged in their race into the Final Four.
For the season, Carolina is averaging 89.2 points. But the Jayhawks don't think they need to slow it down to give themselves their best chance to win.
KU ready to run with UNC
The Wichita Eagle