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Wednesday February 8th

Mens Basketball

Zach Crain is an assistant sports editor for the 2020-2021 school year.

Column: Krzyzewski was the Duke villain that UNC needed

When you think of North Carolina basketball, are any regular season memories clearer than Eric Montross’ bloody face, Tyler Hansbrough’s broken nose, UNC upsetting J.J. Redick and the No. 1 Blue Devils on their senior night?  These moments could not exist without Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski on the sideline.

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UNC basketball legend Michael Jordan '84 hugs former head coach Roy Williams while the 1982 championship team is honored at the game against NC State at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Jan. 29, 2022. UNC won 100-80.

Presence of 1982 national championship team helps lift Tar Heels past N.C. State

The Tar Heels beat their crosstown rival and decades-old foe, N.C. State, 100-80, on Saturday. Michael Jordan and members of the 1982 national championship team was celebrated at midcourt. And at halftime, former head coach Roy Williams was honored, and he told the crowd a phrase that summed up the afternoon: “North Carolina basketball is not about one person and certainly not one coach."

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