Lots of Tar Heels on all-time 'Madness' list

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.