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Sunday September 19th

Men's basketball



Graduate guard Cameron Johnson attempts a layup in the first half against Louisville in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

Analysis: Cam Johnson, Justin Jackson and a history of UNC players in the NBA Finals

UNC has a total of 17 former players that have won the NBA Finals. Six players from UNC have won three or more championships; the most recent player to join this club was Danny Green in 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite having more players in the NBA, Duke has 12 fewer NBA champions than UNC. Duke may have more players in the league, but UNC is winning where it counts — the trophy case.

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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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