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North Carolina TarheelsHead coach Roy Williams and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels play Division I basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference, better known as the ACC.

The UNC teams have forged a basketball powerhouse beginning in the early days of the colligiate sport. North Carolina played its first basketball game against Virginia Christian, on January 27, 1910.

The Tar Heels have been in 41 NCAA championships, taking home the Championship title five times - in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, and 2009.

The North Carolina Tar Heels have also been major contenders for the championship — making it to the final two — in 1946, 1968, 1977 and 1981. They have also advanced to the Final Four for a record 18 times.

The Tar Heels won their first NCAA Championship under coach Frank McGuire in 1957. Dean Smith took over from McGuire in 1961 and coached the Tar Heels until 1997.

The fiercest rival of UNC is Duke University, located practically around the corner from UNC.

Some of the most notable players to come from this team are NBA star Michael Jordan. Billy Cunningham (Philadelphia 76ers), Brad Daugherty (Cleveland Cavaliers), Walter Davis (Phoenix Suns), Bobby Jones (Philadelpha 76ers), Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) and James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers).

More about NC Tarheels basketball around the Web:

UNC - Men's Basketball - Official site of the Tar Heels
- News, roster, schedule, updated stats, recruitment info, and lots of other info on the Tar Heels Men's Basketball team as well as all of the other teams at UNC. University of North Carolina Tar Heels - Sports Illustrated team page for UNC Tar Heels men's basketball team featuring comprehensive information, the roster, standings, stats, rankings, game-by-game, conference page and conference scores.

Yahoo! Sports College Basketball - North Carolina Tar Heels - This site is the place to visit to get scores, schedule rankings, standings, stats, team photos and live broadcasts.

ESPN - North Carolina Tar Heels - Easy to follow guide to the Tar Heels that will keep you up to date with current game stats, news and insight into the season.

University of North Carolina NCAA News - All Tar Heels news, all the time, with links to breaking stories, player profiles and magazine articles around the Web, from

University of North Carolina Tar Heels - Wikipedia - A complete history of the team with notable highlights, players and winning seasons, photos, related resources.


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