NC Senate Resolution Congratulating The Heels

Can I just say, I am impressed with the fact someone basketball savvy wrote this resolution. It seemed much more informed that the US Senate resolution which said UNC won the South Division in the NCAA Tournament. I realize these types of resolutions are a dime a dozen but there were a few gems in there:


Whereas, the 89?72 Carolina win over Michigan State was a convincing and thorough victory but one that left intact Duke's record for the worst loss in Final Four history (103?73 to UNLV in 1990); and

Whereas, Carolina now has the most NCAA men's basketball championships in the "modern era" (defined to be that period after UCLA's last championship under John Wooden); and

Whereas, the senior class of 2009 won 124 games during their four years at Carolina, the most wins by any one class in Carolina history; and

Whereas, the senior players named above were undefeated in all away games played within a 12?mile radius of Chapel Hill; and

Whereas, Coach Roy Williams, a Tar Heel born and bred, as well as a direct descendant in the coaching "family tree" of Dr. Naismith, is a member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, was named America's Best Basketball Coach by Forbes Magazine this year, became only the fourth active and 13th all?time coach to win two or more NCAA men's basketball championships, has coached teams to seven Final Fours (five in the last eight years), is third all?time and second among active coaches in NCAA Tournament victories, has a record 20 consecutive years winning at least one game in the NCAA tournament, holds the record for active coaches for most consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, has led Carolina to four ACC regular season championships in the last six years, and has the highest winning percentage among active coaches;

I thought the "undefeated in all away games within a 12 mile radius of Chapel Hill" was a nice touch. Of course UNC has only three losses in away/neutral games played inside the state of North Carolina during the same span as well. The fact they mention Duke's embrassment at the hands of UNLV was also a nice dig.  The word is the Heels are hanging out with North Carolina Governor Beverly Purdue today.  It is unclear if she was bringing those blue frosted Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

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