As part of its season-long celebration of 75 years of March Madness, the NCAA on Tuesday named its top 75 All-Time March Madness Players, 25 All-Time March Madness Teams and 35 All-Time March Madness Moments (all of which you can vote on, beginning in early January).
As my colleague, Eamonn Brennan, pointed out over on the Nation blog, this will no doubt give fans -- even at North Carolina, Indiana, Duke and UCLA (whose teams have the most players on the list by a considerable margin) -- plenty of fodder for debate.
So let's begin.
Here's a breakdown of how the Tar Heels fared on the various lists:
Lennie Rosenbluth, for tourney year 1957
James Worthy, for tourney years 1981-1982
Michael Jordan, 1982-1984
Antawn Jamison, 1996-1998
Sean May, 2004-2005
Tyler Hansbrough, 2006-2009
1956-57, coached by Frank McGuire
1981-82, coached by Dean Smith
1992-93, coached by Dean Smith
2008-09, coached by Roy Williams
1982, Jordan hits game winner to lead North Carolina. Writes the NCAA: “Freshman Michael Jordan swished a 16-foot jumper from the left wing for a late lead in the title game, but Georgetown had enough time to set up a game-winner of its own. Yet Fred Brown mistook teammate Eric Floyd for UNC’s James Worthy, who dribbled out the clock on an improbable finish.
So, who's missing? What's missing? Feel free to discuss below in the comments section -- or even send me your thoughts here, to the UNC Hoopsblog/mailbag.