UNC fans celebrate the win against Miami after the game at the Deam Smith Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2019. UNC defeated Miami 94-71.

UNC fans crowned the best in men's college basketball Twitter vote

After the NCAA canceled all spring competition due to COVID-19, Fox College Hoops created a Twitter bracket to determine who had the best fans in college basketball. Through multiple last second victories, UNC fans came home with the title against the field of 68 fan bases. 


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The UNC 1957 men's basketball team celebrates its win. Photo courtesy of North Carolina Collection.

North Carolina's own March Madness: Remembering the Dixie Classic

The Dixie Classic undoubtedly shaped the legacy of North Carolina college basketball fans. This annual three-day period showcased the top talent of the "Big Four" North Carolina schools, coming to a sudden end with the exposition of a point-shaving scandal involving the players of participating schools.


UNC's men's basketball coach Roy Williams cheers from the sidelines during a game against Boston College in the Smith Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. UNC fell to Boston College by just one point in the last minutes of the game, making the final score 71-70.

Amid COVID-19, UNC basketball's Roy Williams admires dedication of healthcare workers

The North Carolina men’s basketball team held one of its weekly Zoom meetings on Sunday, putting an emphasis on the group's aspects outside of the game of basketball. “As I was growing up and even up until the last several months," said UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams, "my biggest heroes were my teachers that I’ve had all the way through high school and college and the mentors that I’ve had. Now my heroes are all the healthcare people and the providers.”


Michael Jordan helps cut down the nets after the 1982 NCAA National Championship. Photo courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications.

Column: Power ranking UNC's six men's basketball national championship teams

It’s tough to compare athletes and teams from different eras. For example, it's difficult to compare LeBron James’ success to Michael Jordan's and even Kareem Adbul-Jabbar's because they played against different types of competition. The same could go to say for UNC’s basketball national championships. Their six titles that are recognized by the NCAA span across 60 years of basketball history.