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THF Countdown #4: 2008

Season: 2007-08
Record: 36-3 overall, 14-2 ACC(1st place)
ACC Tournament: Won Championship
NCAA Tournament: Lost to Kansas in the Final Four

Roster: Marc Campbell, Mike Copeland, Wayne Ellington, Bobby Frasor, Marcus Ginyard, Will Graves, Danny Green, Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Greg Little, Patrick Moody, Alex Stepheson, JB Tanner, Quentin Thomas, Deon Thompson, Surry Wood, Jack Wooten

First of all, we are not going to talk about the Kansas game.  In fact I do not have much more to add to this team that I have not already said in covering the season.  The 2008 team won more games than any other UNC team in history and was the overall #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament in March.  This team included a consensus national player of the year in Tyler Hansbrough and a host of incredibily talented players who banded together when the injury bug hit.  Perhaps one of the most memorable aspects of this season was the play of Quentin Thomas who had experienced a fairly disastarous career up until the critical moment where the Heels needed him to play his best basketball and he did exactly that.  Sure the bad taste of Kansas is what we tend to dwell on but the win at Duke to end the season, the two wins over Clemson in dramatic fashion followed up by a three game sweep of the Tigers to win the ACC title all were part of a stretch of winning that made this one of the most enjoyable seasons of Tar Heel basketball even if it was nerve racking.

To remember the season here are videos from a post I did back in April:

5. Tyler Hansbrough Dunks on Iona

4. Ty Lawson's End of Half Shot Versus Miami

3. Tyler Hansbrough Beats Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament

2. Wayne Ellington Stuns Clemson

1. Danny Green Posterizes Greg Paulus

Countdown So Far

4. 2008
5. 1998
6. 1995
7. 1984
8. 1987
9. 1997
10. 1991
11. 2007
12. 1986
13. 1994
14. 1983
15. 1989
16. 1988
17. 1985
18. 2006
19. 2001
20. 1992
21. 1996
22. 1999
23. 2000
24. 2004
25. 1990
26. 2003
27. 2002