2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
28-6, 1st in ACC

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Starting lineups and officials for Washington-North Carolina. Washington: G David Crisp, G Jaylen Nowell, F Matisse Thybulle, F Hameir White, F Noah Dickerson UNC: G Coby White, G Kenny Williams, G Cameron Johnson, F Luke Maye, F Garrison Brooks Officials: John Higgins, Ron Groover, Michael Irving, Darron George (standby)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina coach Roy Williams on Duke's Zion Williamson: "I've been married 46 years, my wife's been to a lot of high school games over the years. I took her to a game when we saw Zion one night. We left, we were in the car and she didn't say anything. I say, ‘What do you think?' She said, ‘I don't think I've ever seen anything like that.'"

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina's Nassir Little on facing Washington's zone defense: "Zone's typically have a weak point, just because you can't cover all parts of the court at one time. That's going to create situations where the middle might be open and can do damage in there, and also run things to get our shooters open, and just kill inside and out."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington's Jaylen Nowell on what it would mean if the Huskies' celebrated defense stymies North Carolina on Sunday: "It will mean everything. It will just prove we can stop anybody. They're one of the best teams in the country. If we do that and contain them, that's going to show everybody that we're a force to be reckoned with."

Luke Maye's teammates crash his interview with SVP (1:47)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Maye's North Carolina teammates had a blast crashing his interview with Scott Van Pelt.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina outscored Iona 55-35 in the second half to prevent any threat of an upset. The Heels got big lifts from veterans Cameron Johnson (16 second-half points) and Luke Maye (10 second-half points) as well as a very encouraging effort from freshman Nassir Little (19 points in 17 minutes). Iona was completely reliant on the 3-pointer to take a 5-point halftime lead. Once the Gaels went cold from 3-point range -- they missed 13 of their first 14 attempts of the second half -- they were finished.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina with the start it needed to begin the second half, hitting six of its first nine shots to outscore Iona 15-5. Luke Maye and Cam Johnson are both heating up for the Tar Heels, while Iona's perimeter shooting has cooled off. The Gaels are just 1-of-5 in the second half, all from 3-point range.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Iona leads No. 1 seed North Carolina 38-33 at halftime after hitting 10 3-pointers and committing only four turnovers and six fouls. The Gaels backcourt of Rickey McGill and Asante Gist have 23 points and seven 3-pointers between them. North Carolina's tournament experience has yet to show up, as Luke Maye and Kenny Williams are a combined 4-of-15. Other than outrebounding Iona 28-16, UNC isn't doing anything well.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina's freshmen are doing their part, as Nassir Little and Coby White have combined for 16 of UNC's first 27 points. But the Tar Heels haven't stopped Iona's perimeter shooting, as the Gaels are 7-of-15 from 3-point range, including 3-of-3 from senior guard Rickey McGill.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Starting lineups and officials for Iona-North Carolina. Iona: G Rickey McGill, G/F E.J. Crawford, G Asante Gist, G Ben Perez, F Tajuan Agee UNC: G Coby White, G Cameron Johnson, G Kenny Williams, F Luke Maye, F Garrison Brooks Officials: Don Daily, Todd Austin, Jose Carrion, Greg Evans (standby)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina senior Cameron Johnson said he injured his right shin before the team's final two regular-season games but played through it during the ACC tournament. Both Johnson and UNC coach Roy Williams say Johnson won't be limited in the NCAA tournament.

0:31

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina freshman guard Coby White on where he's improved defensively and how he's learned to play under control more as the season has progressed.

Who has the best hair in the NCAA tournament? (2:05)
Marty Smith goes on a road trip (1:13)
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6d

Duke back on top; ACC is 1-2-3 in final Top 25

Duke is back on top, followed by Virginia and North Carolina, to give the Atlantic Coast Conference a 1-2-3 showing in the final AP Top 25 poll this season.

How to choose your bracket's champion (2:17)
UNC headed back to the National Championship? (0:46)
Who will be taking home the national title? (4:47)

Team Stats

Points Per Game86.1
Rebounds Per Game43.8
Assists Per Game18.9
Points Allowed72.9217th

Tournament History

Final Fours20
Tournament Record123-45
Championship Seasons1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017
Tournament Appearances48