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April 13, 2005
One-Two Bunch IN 1924 THE TALL-SOCKED TAR HEELS (INSET) WENT 26-0 AND WERE VOTED NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. THEIR 1957 COUNTERPARTS WENT 32-0 BUT NEEDED THIS TRIPLE-OT WIN OVER KANSAS (THAT'S JOE QUIGG, 41, AND NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR LENNIE ROSENBLUTH, 10, DEFENDING AGAINST THE JAYHAWKS' WILT CHAMBERLAIN) TO SEW UP A SECOND TITLE. Dean's Double IN THE 1982 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AGAINST GEORGETOWN, A FRESHMAN BY THE NAME OF MICHAEL JORDAN HIT A 16-FOOT JUMPER WITH 15 SECONDS LEFT TO LIFT CAROLINA TO A 63-62 WIN--AND GIVE COACH DEAN SMITH HIS FIRST NCAA TITLE. ELEVEN YEARS LATER IN NEW ORLEANS, SMITH (INSET, IN SUIT) GOT NUMBER 2 WHEN HIS TAR HEELS BEAT MICHIGAN 77-71. Flat-Out Feeling Fine WITH T-SHIRT, CAP AND A STRAND OF THE NET SECURED, RASHAD MCCANTS BASKED IN THE GLOW OF VICTORY AFTER CAROLINA DOWNED ILLINOIS 75-70 IN THE NCAA TITLE GAME IN ST. LOUIS. FOR ROY WILLIAMS (INSET, IN SUIT) THE CHAMPIONSHIP--HIS FIRST IN FIVE FINAL FOURS--WAS A FITTING CULMINATION OF HIS RETURN TO THE CAROLINA FAMILY.
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One-Two Bunch
IN 1924 THE TALL-SOCKED TAR HEELS (INSET) WENT 26-0 AND WERE VOTED NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. THEIR 1957 COUNTERPARTS WENT 32-0 BUT NEEDED THIS TRIPLE-OT WIN OVER KANSAS (THAT'S JOE QUIGG, 41, AND NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR LENNIE ROSENBLUTH, 10, DEFENDING AGAINST THE JAYHAWKS' WILT CHAMBERLAIN) TO SEW UP A SECOND TITLE.

Dean's Double
IN THE 1982 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AGAINST GEORGETOWN, A FRESHMAN BY THE NAME OF MICHAEL JORDAN HIT A 16-FOOT JUMPER WITH 15 SECONDS LEFT TO LIFT CAROLINA TO A 63-62 WIN--AND GIVE COACH DEAN SMITH HIS FIRST NCAA TITLE. ELEVEN YEARS LATER IN NEW ORLEANS, SMITH (INSET, IN SUIT) GOT NUMBER 2 WHEN HIS TAR HEELS BEAT MICHIGAN 77-71.

Flat-Out Feeling Fine
WITH T-SHIRT, CAP AND A STRAND OF THE NET SECURED, RASHAD MCCANTS BASKED IN THE GLOW OF VICTORY AFTER CAROLINA DOWNED ILLINOIS 75-70 IN THE NCAA TITLE GAME IN ST. LOUIS. FOR ROY WILLIAMS (INSET, IN SUIT) THE CHAMPIONSHIP--HIS FIRST IN FIVE FINAL FOURS--WAS A FITTING CULMINATION OF HIS RETURN TO THE CAROLINA FAMILY.

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