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The Greatest UNC Team Bracket: Round 2, Part 2

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Here are eight more round two matchups to vote on!

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It’s time for part two of the round of 32 of our Greatest Ever UNC Team Bracket!

This half of the bracket includes three national champions and loads of other really good teams. Here are eight more matchups for you to vote as we continue our quest to crown the best.

Second Round

Roy Williams Region

#1. 1981-82 vs. #8. 2018-19

1981-82

Record: 32-2 (12-2 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: National Champions

Best Win: 3/29/82 - 63-63 vs. #6 Georgetown

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #1

No last second Michael Jordan shots were needed as the ‘81-82 team easily dispatched this past year’s team. Next up for them is another from recent memory.

2018-19

Record: 29-7 (16-2 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: Sweet 16

Best Win: 12/15/18 - 103-90 vs. #4 Gonzaga

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #3

The 8/9 games are always the theoretically most evenly matched, but the ‘18-19 team had no problems in round one, getting 84% of the vote.

Poll

Who was better?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    #1. 1981-82
    (226 votes)
  • 4%
    #8. 2018-19
    (11 votes)
237 votes total Vote Now

#5. 1966-67 vs. #4. 1971-72

1966-67

Record: 26-6 (12-2 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: Final Four

Best Win: 12/13/66 - 64-55 at #4 Kentucky

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #2

Dean Smith’s first ever NCAA Tournament team had no problems beating the 2012-13 squad in round one.

1971-72

Record: 26-5 (9-3 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: Final Four

Best Win: 3/16/72 - 92-69 vs. #6 South Carolina

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #2

The ‘71-72 team had one of the toughest roads to the Final Four ever, and they’ve started off their run in this tournament in impressive fashion.

Poll

Who was better?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    #5. 1966-67
    (62 votes)
  • 70%
    #4. 1971-72
    (148 votes)
210 votes total Vote Now

#6. 2006-07 vs. #3. 2015-16

2006-07

Record: 31-7 (11-5 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: Elite Eight

Best Win: 11/29/06 - 98-89 vs. #3 Ohio State

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #1

The sophomore Tyler Hansborough team knocked off the freshman Tyler Hansborough team in round one.

2015-16

Record: 33-7 (14-4 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: National Runners-Up

Best Win: 3/12/16 - 61-57 vs. #4 Virginia

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #1

In real life, this team had a bit of trouble in round one, only leading by one at the half against a #16 seed. In this tournament, they had no such trouble against the NIT bound ‘02-03 team.

Poll

Who was better?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    #6. 2006-07
    (36 votes)
  • 83%
    #3. 2015-16
    (184 votes)
220 votes total Vote Now

#7. 1982-83 vs. #2. 1945-46

1982-83

Record: 28-8 (12-2 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: Elite Eight

Best Win: 1/15/83 - 101-95 at #2 Virginia

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #1

Michael Jordan’s sophomore year won pretty easily in round one, getting 94% of the vote against ‘58-59.

1945-46

Record: 30-5 (13-1 Southern)

NCAA Tournament Finish: National Runners-Up

Could an upset be on the cards in this one? Yes, this team made the national championship game, but it was an eight-team tournament, and they needed just two wins to get there. The ‘82-83 team also won two games, and they only made it to the Elite Eight thanks to the expansions of the NCAAT.

Poll

Who was better?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    #7. 1982-83
    (168 votes)
  • 19%
    #2. 1945-46
    (41 votes)
209 votes total Vote Now

Frank McGuire Region

#1. 2008-09 vs. #8. 1985-86

2008-09

Record: 34-4 (13-3 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: National Champions

Best Win: 4/6/09 - 89-72 vs. #8 Michigan State

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #1

Maybe not shockingly, Roy Williams’ second championship team got a perfect 100% of the vote in their opening round.

1985-86

Record: 28-6 (10-4 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: Sweet 16

Best Win: 1/18/86 - 95-92 vs. #3 Duke

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #1

They face a big jump up in competition with this UNC team that started the season 21-0.

Poll

Who was better?

This poll is closed

  • 99%
    #1. 2008-09
    (213 votes)
  • 0%
    #8. 1985-86
    (2 votes)
215 votes total Vote Now

#5. 1996-97 vs. #4. 1968-69

1996-97

Record: 28-7 (11-5 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: Final Four

Best Win: 1/26/97 - 61-48 vs. #2 Clemson

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #4

Dean Smith’s final season had no trouble beating the ‘17-18 squad in round one.

1968-69

Record: 27-5 (12-2 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: Final Four

Best Win: 12/7/68 - 87-77 at #3 Kentucky

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #2

This Charlie Scott led team had some tough competition in the #13 seeded ‘70-71 team, but won fairly easily.

Poll

Who was better?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    #5. 1996-97
    (132 votes)
  • 36%
    #4. 1968-69
    (76 votes)
208 votes total Vote Now

#6. 2011-12 vs. #3. 1980-81

2011-12

Records: 32-6 (14-2 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: Elite Eight

Best Win: 3/3/12 - 88-70 at #4 Duke

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #1

The injury doomed ‘11-12 team cruised past the Phil Ford led ‘77-78 team, getting 93% of the vote.

1980-81

Records: 29-8 (10-4 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: National Runners-Up

Best Win: 3/28/81 - 78-65 vs. #5 Virginia

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #6

The year before Dean Smith’s first title put in a dominant performance in round one, getting 99% of the vote.

Poll

Who was better?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    #6. 2011-12
    (86 votes)
  • 58%
    #3. 1980-81
    (119 votes)
205 votes total Vote Now

#10. 1993-94 vs. #2. 2016-17

1993-94

Record: 28-7 (11-5 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: Second Round

Best Win: 2/3/94 - 89-78 vs. #1 Duke

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #1

This team scored a minor upset, beting the ‘84-85 squad in round one, but their next opponent is a big jump in competition.

2016-17

Record: 33-7 (14-4 ACC)

NCAA Tournament Finish: National Champions

Best Win: 4/3/17 - 71-65 vs. #2 Gonzaga

AP Poll Peak Ranking: #3

One of the two national championships on the two seed line somehow didn’t also get 100% of the vote in their opening round.

Poll

Who was better?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    #10. 1993-94
    (10 votes)
  • 95%
    #2. 2016-17
    (196 votes)
206 votes total Vote Now