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Let's go Heels!

 A No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Tar Heels advanced to the program’s record-setting 21st Final Four, where Carolina faced Duke for the first time in tournament history. With an 81-77 win over Duke, Carolina advanced to the national championship.

Though the action was in New Orleans, thousands of fans in Chapel Hill cheered on our Tar Heels from the Dean Smith Center and Franklin Street.

 It means everything to me. I couldn’t do it without my guys and my coaches. I give all the credit to them. They put me in the position and it was a team effort. Just one game away from a national championship, what else can you say?

Caleb Love, Carolina sophomore and Tar Heel guard

All I’m thinking about are these kids, these players. I told them how happy I am that I get a front row seat for them to go through this season and these experiences. It’s a blessing for me. It’s a privilege. It’s an honor.

Head coach Hubert Davis

Hubert Davis giving fans high-fives

Road to the title game

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The spotlight may be on the men's basketball team, but Carolina students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans everywhere are joining in on the excitement.

From the Smith Center to Franklin Street to the French Quarter in New Orleans, the Carolina community is rallying around our team.

 

  • ‘I wanted to be here to wish them luck’

    Thousands of Carolina fans gathered outside the Dean E. Smith Center on March 30 to wish the men’s basketball team good luck on their way to the Final Four.

  • People cheering outside a car.

    Video: On the road to the Final Four

    With the men's basketball team in New Orleans for a record-setting 21st Final Four, some Carolina students couldn't miss out on the opportunity to cheer on the Tar Heels in person. Meet some of the students who made the 12-hour trip to Louisiana to support our team.

  • The UNC band playing on a street.

    Video: Tar Heels in the Big Easy

    New Orleans is gaining a lot of Carolina Blue this weekend with students, alumni and fans descending on the city. Rameses and the UNC Bands have been out and about in the city to get the Tar Heel faithful in Louisiana ready for the big weekend.

  • People gather on Franklin Street.

    Video: Carolina fans celebrate a historic win

    More than 7,500 fans came together at the Smith Center Saturday night to watch Carolina men’s basketball defeat rival Duke University and earn a spot in the NCAA National Championship.

  • Students wearing Carolina gear.

    Video: Doing what they do

    Woody Durham used to instruct Carolina fans to “go where you go, and do what you do” when it came to game day, and some have taken that sage advice a little more literally than others. Whether it’s not washing a jersey since the last time the men’s basketball team won a national championship or avoiding certain foods, fans are making sure they do their part to help the Tar Heels.

  • Two students hugging

    ‘It’s always a great day to be a Tar Heel’

    More than 15,000 fans gathered in the Dean Smith Center on April 4 to watch the Carolina men’s basketball team finish an extraordinary season.