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The Day After

My freshman year, UNC made a solid run to the Final Four. It was somewhat surprising – UNC was a two seed, but it was 1995, the year after most of members of 1993 championship team graduated, and...

Kentucky 76, UNC 69

I thought by this point I had pretty much understood how Carolina losses go. The team falls behind early, with an excess of turnovers and too many badly conceived perimeter shots. There are...

UNC 81, Marquette 63

Those double-digit seeds that pull off upsets in the first weekend are one of the things that make the tournament great. But only for those first few rounds – when some of these teams hit the...

Arizona Ends Duke's Season: A Nation Rejoices

For one half of basketball in Anaheim, Duke looked like the same team they'd been all season. Sure, they were a little thrown by fouls being called on their stars – both Nolan Smith and Kyle...

NCAA Tournament Preview: UNC vs. Marquette

I spent much of last weekend driving up and down the east coast, which with the tournament in full swing gave me lots of time to flip around AM radio. As a result I got to hear a lot of the local...

UNC 86, Washington 83

Inbounding the basketball can be a difficult thing. It's especially so coming out of a timeout, when the defense has had time to get set; that's why a lot of the winners of tight games this...

NCAA Tournament Preview: UNC vs. Washington

Most basketball tams play a pretty slow game, when you're used to watching Carolina run up and down the floor. Only forty teams this year averaged more than 70 possessions a game, and of them only...

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NCAA Tournament Game Thread: Washington

It's the first game of the day, on CBS. Winner gets a second week of this.

UNC 102, Long Island 87

There are advantages to being taller and quicker than the other team in basketball. For one, it's very easy to score, as John Henson and Tyler Zeller demonstrated over and over again. Henson had...

NCAA Tournament Preview: UNC vs. Long Island University

The great thing about the NCAA Tournament is that ever year it brings to your attention at least one school you've never heard of. For me this year, that school is Long Island University, a team...

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