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Wednesday May 31st

Mens Basketball

DTH Photo Illustration. March Madness is here and after a year of the tournament being disrupted due to COVID-19, people are excited to experience the tournament again. Some UNC students have had to alter their traditions due to COVID-19 but one still remains: making a bracket.

UNC students find ways to replace March Madness traditions amid pandemic

Fans weren’t the greatest casualty of the NCAA cancelling the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in 2020. They weren't the ones who had put in so much hard work over the year only to be left wondering what the point of it all was. But now, March Madness is back. The tournament looks different, but UNC students are still excited to return to some of their favorite traditions. 

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Assistant coach Hubert Davis raises his eyebrows at Nate Britt during practice. The UNC men's basketball team held an open practice at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Thursday. The Tar Heels will face Providence in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday.

UNC will hire Hubert Davis to be its new men's basketball head coach

Hubert Davis will be the new head coach of the North Carolina men's basketball team, the Raleigh News & Observer reported on Monday. Davis, an assistant coach on Roy Williams' bench for the past nine years and a player at UNC under Dean Smith from 1988-1992, will ascend to the position after Williams announced his retirement on April 1. He will be the first Black head coach in program history. 

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Head Coach Roy Williams speaks to the press after the game against N.C. State in the Smith Center on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. UNC beat N.C. State 85-79.

Former DTH sports editors tell their Roy Williams stories

After UNC men's basketball head coach Roy Williams announced his retirement on Thursday, senior writer Brian Keyes reached out to several previous sports editors of The Daily Tar Heel to ask them about their thoughts on the moment and their memories of the Hall of Fame coach. Here's what they had to say. 

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