PREVIEW: North Carolina and Villanova battle for greatness

North Carolina vs. Villanova. Not unlikely, yet under the radar. Fantastic scorers on both squads, but even better team chemistry. Two teams will face off in the national title. One will be crowned champion. Both schools each hold their own mantra, pace, and swagger for the collegiate game. North Carolina rarely shooting 3’s, but pounding it inside and playing old school basketball.

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NCAA 2015 Tournament Challenge Game-by-Game Analysis: West

Big-time programs, big-time upsets, big-time barn burners. Welcome to the West. Fun fact: 12 out of the 17 teams in the West exist in the East of continental United States. Geography. There’s a lot to cover, so we’ll get right at it. I will only be doing the first round for these teams, because hey, I can’t give up the secrets

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Carolina Basketball is NOT a Disappointment

There’s been quite a bit of talk about, as the title suggests, how the University of North Carolina Tar Heel’s Men’s Basketball team has not been up to snuff this year.  I think this is a bunch of bologna. To start, yes, Marcus Paige has not been living up to the expectations one bit.  He is not in the underdog of

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Good Riddance to Dickie V

By Sean Carney This past Wednesday, Duke and North Carolina squared off at Cameron Indoor in what will go down as one of the best games of the regular season. Duke made a soaring last-minute comeback to bring the game into overtime where they would go on to eventually win behind a monster performance from Freshman Tyus Jones. For many,

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Dean Smith, Legend.

This past Saturday night, the college basketball circuit lost one of the greatest coaches to ever brace the sport. Dean Smith, former Kansas player and coach of many elite programs including North Carolina and the United States national team is dead at the age of 83. However, though he is gone, his legacy will forever live on. Smith was a

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ACC Basketball Over the Last Decade

I don’t know about you, but my introduction to sports as entertainment was the 2005 ACC tournament game between the North Carolina Tar Heels (a team I would soon become a fan of like my parents), facing off against a national contender Georgia Tech team led under the dominant fire of Paul Hewitt. And when I thought about this, I also thought:

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March Madness Conference Preview: Atlantic Coast

By Tyler Tucky Before the regular season is over, The College Tailgate decided we would preview the college basketball teams that we think will make the NCAA tournament, teams that are on the bubble, and teams that we believe are on the outs this season. The ACC is looking to be one of the top contenders next month in the

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