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Mens Basketball

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks (3) blocks Nigel Williams-Goss' (5) lay up attempt during the NCAA Final against Gonzaga in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 3, 2017.

Q&A: 2017 champion Kennedy Meeks speaks on UNC's 2022 Final Four appearance

In 2017, with less than 20 seconds left in the national title game, senior forward Kennedy Meeks blocked a floater attempted by Gonzaga star Nigel Williams-Goss. With the help of this critical play, UNC would go on to win their sixth national title, defeating Gonzaga 71-65. Daily Tar Heel senior writer Shelby Swanson sat down with Meeks to talk about his tournament experience as a Tar Heel, as well as his advice to this year’s UNC team ahead of the Final Four.

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UNC junior forward Armando Bacot (5) blocks the ball during a home men's basketball against Florida State on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. The Tar Heels won 94-74.

In Hubert Davis' first season, here's how UNC made its historic run to the Final Four

Two games and 80 minutes is all that stands between North Carolina and a seventh NCAA championship title. About a month ago, the aforementioned statement seemed nearly impossible. Fast forward to now, and the Tar Heels are preparing for one of the most anticipated matchups of the Tobacco Road Rivalry: a Final Four clash against Duke. Here's a look at UNC's path to the national semifinal.

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