Carolina in the Final Four
• Five of the past seven coaches at Chapel Hill
took at least one team to the Final Four: Ben
Carnevale, Frank McGuire, Dean Smith, Bill
Guthridge and Roy Williams. The exceptions dur-
ing the past 60 years were Tom Scott (1947-52)
and Matt Doherty (2001-03).
• No program has made more appearances in
the Final Four than the 16 by UNC. Only UCLA
played more games in the Final Four, with 28
compared to Carolina's 27.
we've been the
leader in student
• Carolina has reached the title game on aver-
age every other time it appeared in the Final
housing at UNC
for 40 years.
• Williams took University of Kansas squads to
the Final Four in 1991, 1993, 2002 and 2003.
McGuire took St. John's University to the champi-
onship contest in 1952, where it lost to Kansas.
Smith played on that triumphal ' 52 KU team,
and on the Jayhawks' 1953 Final Four squad.
Here's just one more.
lower rates for
The Franklin-Columbia intersection at midnight rush hour. The fire Roy Williams lit two years ago
burned brightly in the wee hours of April 5.
ACC schools in
Carolina signee J.R.
directly from high
school to the NBA.
And now Car-
olina feels the sting
of the conference's
largest early loss of
talent ever by a single team - McCants,
May, Felton and Marvin Williams are gone.
The Heels face one of the most challeng-
ing rebuilds ever for
a national chal Tlpion.
But it's not likely
the fans in Durhal Tl
will be chanting
"Soccer School" at
their rivals again any
time soon. nn
B ARR YJ ACOBS is a
freelance writer based in Hillsborough who
has covered ACC basketball since 1976 as a
reporter and commentator.
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