North Carolina will be in familiar territory for the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels (28-4) were awarded the No. 1 seed in the South Region last night -- the program's 13th top seed since seeding started in 1979 -- and they will open the tournament in Greensboro.
UNC, Duke to open NCAA in Greensboro
The Winston-Salem Journal
For the fourth time in the last five years, North Carolina will head into the NCAA tournament as a No. 1 seed.
But given the choice, the Tar Heels (28-4) would probably trade a few seeding positions in the South Regional and their matchup with 16th-seeded Radford for a dose of good health.
Hobbled Heels miss Lawson
The Greensboro News-Record
If top-seeded North Carolina is to reach its 18th Final Four, it could face some familiar coaches on the way to Detroit.
Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg's brother; former Duke guard Jeff Capel; former N.C. State coach Herb Sendek; and Clemson's Oliver Purnell are all coaching teams in the South Region, where the Tar Heels earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. UNC opens play against No. 16 seed Radford -- coached by Brad Greenberg -- on Thursday at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Tar Heels could run into some familiar coaches
The News and Observer
At the start of the season, North Carolina was the overwhelming choice as the top team in college basketball. Injuries and the rigors of a tough Atlantic Coast Conference season left the Tar Heels a bit banged up, but don't be surprised if they end the season in Detroit, just as they planned.
From head to toe, Heels a body of work
The Boston Globe
As expected, the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils were paired together in Greensboro when the NCAA selection committee released its bracket on Sunday evening.
UNC (28-4) will open the tournament on Thursday against Radford (21-11) at the Greensboro Coliseum. Duke (28-6) will face Binghamton (23-8) on Thursday.
UNC Duke and staying in N.C.
The Durham Herald-Sun
Is there any doubt about which of the eight first-round sites for the NCAA men's basketball tournament will be the hottest ticket?
Greensboro hit the jackpot
The Durham Herald-Sun
Radford became the symbol for what some think is wrong with the NCAA tournament this week, portrayed repeatedly by talk radio hosts and others as a team from a no-chance conference that has no business taking some tradition-rich bubble team's spot in the field of 65.
Coach Brad Greenberg is offering no apologies for his team's bid, earned when the Highlanders beat VMI in the Big South title game. Radford will play top-seeded North Carolina in the first round.
Radford makes no apologies for berth
The Rock Hill Herald