Very little upsets easy-going Danny Green, but one memory has gnawed at him often in the last year. And he's not alone among his North Carolina teammates.
Making Amends: Heels say that loss to Kansas in semis last year still hurts
The Winston-Salem Journal
As Final Four week unfolds, North Carolina's students of athletics have an edge on the competition.
They've been there.
Wait Over: Heels finally have shot at redemption
The Winston-Salem Journal
Tyler Hansbrough 's great season was important for the stability of college basketball, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said Monday during a conference call.
UNC's Tyler Hansbrough good for college game
The Detroit News
North Carolina goes to the Final Four with its defense as a backdrop.
That might sound as strange as talking about a point guard's big toe for three weeks.
Tar Heels enter Final Four with different calling card
The Burlington Times-News
It's uncommon for a team to breeze through the first four rounds of the NCAA Tournament as easily as North Carolina has this year.
North Carolina heads to the Final Four in Detroit with at least a 12-point margin in all of its NCAA wins. It's just the second team to do that in this decade and the eighth since the NCAA bracket expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
Tar Heels winning big -- or too big?
The News and Observer
NORTH CAROLINA coach Roy Williams says there is the feel-good story. That's the one about how the disappointment of last year's loss in the national semifinals to Kansas convinced his star players to return for one more shot at a national championship.
Then there is something a little closer to reality.
And now the rest of the North Carolina story
The Philadelphia Daily News
North Carolina hopes to hit the jacket when it heads to Detroit this weekend for the Final Four. Maybe Ty Lawson can show the Tar Heels how.
Don't bet against Lawson
The Durham Herald-Sun
Michigan State left a lasting impression in the minds of national basketball observers the last time it played at Ford Field -- and not in a good way.
MSU, North Carolina back where it began
The Detroit Free Press
For the seventh time in his career, North Carolina's Roy Williams is the head coach of a team in the Final Four.
Michigan State's Tom Izzo is headed to college basketball's promised land for the fifth time, and Connecticut's Jim Calhoun makes his third trip.
All three men have won national championships: Calhoun is 2-for-2 (1999, 2004), while Izzo (2000) and Williams (2005) have one apiece.
Then there's Villanova's Jay Wright.
Villanova's Jay Wright trying to fit in
The Greensboro News-Record
Jay Wright's biggest upset of the NCAA tournament came on the pregame officials list, not on the court.
There for Villanova's regional final game against Pittsburgh was the name of the man who tormented him the last time the Wildcats played North Carolina in the tourney.
Tar Heels again stand in the way of Villanova
The Associated Press