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2018 Schedule
26-10, 3rd in ACC
UNC needs to cut down on turnovers (1:48)
Berry seals Carolina's win by placing sticker on bracket (0:17)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Berry puts up the sticker marking Carolina's advance to the round of 32...


David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Berry passed Michael Jordan on North Carolina's all-time scoring list in today's win over Lipscomb. He said he'll make his kids look that up in the record book one day.

Tar Heels bench lights up after Rush's slam (0:18)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Roy Williams: "We are the remedy for anyone who has struggled with three-point shooting all year...If you've been struggling, play us and your shooting percentage is sure to go up."

ESPN Stats and Information  

(2) North Carolina defeats (15) Lipscomb 84-66 as Roy Williams improves to 28-0 in Round of 64, the most such wins without a loss in NCAA Tournament history.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

UNC disposes of pesky Lipscomb, as the packed Tar Heels crowd leaves Charlotte's Spectrum Center at the precise worst time to hit banker traffic headed home.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Here in Charlotte they ran a touching tribute to NCAA athletes and coaches who served in the military. Crowd cheered their support...until the video showed Army grad Mike Krzyzewski. Thunderous booing.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Lipscomb leads UNC by five as we near midway point of 1st half. This decidedly light blue Charlotte crowd isn't super pumped. But the one section of purple-clad fans is.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

NOT BREAKING NEWS: Grant Hill is a really good guy. He spent a big chunk of Providence-A&M halftime taking photos with fans, most wearing UNC gear. Joked: "I can really feel the love."

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

It's very Carolina Blue on the streets of Charlotte today.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

This graph shows Michigan's Final Four chances -- and to a lesser degree North Carolina's -- varying slightly over time as Houston struggled with San Diego State.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

For a few minutes there, the West region chances shifted dramatically. We're tracking live Final Four chances across all four regions here: http://es.pn/2FTvBAn

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1dDavid Hale

UNC's Williams: Johnson 'full go' for Friday

North Carolina guard Cam Johnson, who hurt his back during the ACC tournament, is "full go" for Friday's game against Lipscomb, according to head coach Roy Williams.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

With the first round of the NCAA tournament about to tip off, here's one more quick look at the 30 *best* teams in college basketball, according to BPI. All but two earned a berth.

Katie & Cy's best NCAA tournament mascots (3:57)
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4dJeff Goodman

No tourney for ref who turned his back to Berry

Excluded from officiating duties in the NCAA tournament, referee Ted Valentine tells ESPN he is being "punished unjustly" for turning his back on UNC's Joel Berry II in a January game.

Good draw for North Carolina (0:43)

Team Stats

Points Per Game82.026th
Rebounds Per Game42.51st
Assists Per Game18.25th
Points Allowed73.1194th

Tournament History

Final Fours20
Tournament Record123-45
Championship Seasons1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017
Tournament Appearances48