"We learned we can compete with anybody in the country," guard Bobby Frasor said.
Heels run with No. 12 Illini
Williams made no excuses, and he didn't need to. His team gave great effort and will have to continue to play with passion -- and more poise -- to remain in big games with big-name teams to have a chance to win.
Young Tar Heels still have a lot to learn
Such is the state of college basketball these days - lonelier than ever at the top and tougher to stay there as the game gets younger and younger.
Williams tries to pick up the pieces