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Wednesday / April 26.
  • North Carolina’s Roy Williams Joins Select Club With Third NCAA Championship

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    GLENDALE, Ariz. — With his third NCAA championship title, North Carolina coach Roy Williams has entered a select club.

    He became just the sixth men’s basketball coach ever to win his third NCAA title by virtue of the Tar Heels’ 71-65 victory over Gonzaga here Monday night. The Heels gained redemption for last year’s last-second loss to Villanova on the Kris Jenkins three-pointer.

    Williams also won titles in 2005 and ’09 at Carolina.

    Williams passed his mentor, former UNC coach Dean Smith, who won two titles at Carolina, but he didn’t want to think about that.

    “I don’t think I should be mentioned in the same sentence with him,” he said.

    Williams has also won his last two titles, and reached three title games, without a single one-and-done player.

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.