Heels Get No. 1 Seed in South Region

North Carolina was announced Sunday as the No. 1 seed in the South Region of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels will open play Thursday in Greensboro against Radford at approx. 2:50 p.m.

"We are ecstatic to be in the Tournament as a number one seed," Roy Williams said Sunday evening. "Our body of work for the season has been very good and we appreciate that the NCAA selection committee recognized and rewarded us for that. We would have loved to win the ACC Tournament, as well, but we congratulate Duke for winning today. I am extremely happy that seven ACC teams made the field. I would have loved for an eighth team to make it, but still I am very happy about getting seven in.

"Playing in Greensboro is great for our fans and students, but now we have to play well no matter where or when we play. Every coach in the field thinks his draw is the toughest and I am no exception. However, we can't be concerned with what the other teams in the field are doing. We have to concern ourselves with our team and how we are playing."

UNC's South Region includes the following teams ...
1 - UNC
2 - Oklahoma
3 - Syracuse
4 - Gonzaga
5 - Illinois
6 - Arizona State
7 - Clemson
8 - LSU
9 - Butler
10 - Michigan
11 - Temple
12 - Western Kentucky
13 - Akron
14 - Stephen F Austin
15 - Morgan State
16 - Radford


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