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Coverage of Gonzaga’s National Championship opponent, the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Tar Heels to name playing floor in coach Roy Williams’ honor

North Carolina is honoring Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams by putting his name on the playing floor. UNC says it will dedicate “Roy Williams Court” on Aug. 24. Williams has 842 career victories as head coach at Kansas and UNC. He led the Tar Heels to three NCAA championships.

Texas A&M stuns reigning champ UNC 86-65 in NCAA 2nd round

T.J. Starks scored 21 points and Texas A&M overpowered North Carolina inside, upsetting the reigning national champions 86-65 Sunday in the NCAA Tournament to mark the second straight year a title holder missed the Sweet 16.

Top 25 Capsules: No. 1 Virginia tops UNC, finishes historic run through ACC

UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Kyle Guy, Devon Hall and No. 1 Virginia completed one of the most successful seasons in the storied history of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball, beating No. 12 North Carolina 71-63 in the tournament championship game Saturday night to finish 20-1 against league competition.

No. 12 North Carolina beats Syracuse 78-59 at ACC and honors Durham

Theo Pinson had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and Kenny Williams scored 17 as No. 12 North Carolina beat Syracuse 78-59 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The sixth-seeded Tar Heels face third-seeded Miami on Thursday night in the quarterfinals at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Report: Gonzaga, North Carolina agree to two-game series

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Gonzaga and North Carolina have agreed to a two-game, home-and-home series beginning next season. The series was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. A Gonzaga source confirmed the agreement but said the contract hasn’t been signed.

Roy Williams still not saying who will start at PG for No. 9 UNC

North Carolina coach Roy Williams isn’t saying who will be the starting point guard for his ninth-ranked Tar Heels’ opener against Northern Iowa. Senior Joel Berry II won’t play due to a broken bone in his right hand, leaving plenty of minutes for sophomore Seventh Woods and freshman Jalek Felton.