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With today marking the 20th anniversary of the first game played in the Smith Center, the arena continues to evolve.
Tradition, change continue to blend in Tar Heels' arena
Durham Herald-Sun

He still works in the building that carries his name, but he never gives that a second thought. He has changed offices since he was head coach -- yielding his original spot to longtime assistant Bill Guthridge, then Matt Doherty and now Roy Williams -- but remains happy with his lot. "I don't see when it's raining or not," he said. "But other than that, it's great."
Dean Smith: A reluctant namesake
Durham Herald-Sun

"The basketball fan walks in here, and their eyes immediately go to the jerseys -- and then the records, the NCAA banners, the national championships," UNC athletics director Dick Baddour said. "... While that's about the past, it's also about the future. It's about continuation. I look at this place as the anchor of this program."
Smith Center turns 20
Raleigh News & Observer

North Carolina's guards are staggering at times. Miami's backcourt trio of Guillermo Diaz, Robert Hite and Anthony Harris combined for 65 points in beating the Tar Heels on Saturday. That's why coach Roy Williams is so concerned about North Carolina's visit Thursday to Virginia. The Cavaliers' point guard, Sean Singletary, is the ACC's fourth-leading scorer at 18.0 points per game.
Cavs guards worry Tar Heels
Charlotte Observer

Matt Doherty had been in bigger arenas, in bigger events, but he gave the impression that Tuesday night's game in 947-seat Carter Gym was for basketball's top prize.
Doherty's passion remains
Raleigh News & Observer

Though he might not have looked it as he jumped, shouted and contorted his Florida Atlantic team to a 97-88 victory against Campbell on Tuesday, Doherty was much wiser and more humble than he was when his players' uniforms matched the Carolina blue shirt he wore for his first coaching return to the Tar Heel state.
Ex-UNC coach returns to state to play Campbell
Fayetteville Observer

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