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Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds
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National Collegiate Athletic Association. Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds - Page 109. March 15, 1990 - March 17, 1990. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 28, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1144/show/1088.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association. (March 15, 1990 - March 17, 1990). Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds - Page 109. University of Houston Sports Championship Publications. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1144/show/1088

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Title Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
Publisher National Collegiate Athletic Association
Date March 15, 1990 - March 17, 1990
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  • Basketball
  • College sports
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • programs (documents)
Language English
Physical Description 166 page document with half-page insert
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Original Item Location ID 2009-006, Box 7, Folder 7
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Transcript Massachusetts, in 1981, he was constructing his own Big East colossus. But. this was North Carolina's year. For the first time since 1957, when Frank McGuire coached North Carolina to a one-point, triple- overtime victory over Kansas and Wilt Chamberlain in the national finals at Kansas City, the Tar Heels (32-2) finished on top. And. Tobacco Road celebrated appropriately on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill, where North Carolina fans, many with their faces painted blue and white, congregated to drink beer, party and cheer after the game. The next afternoon, a crowd of 20,000 jammed one side of Kenan Stadium to welcome the team, which flew into the Raleigh-Durham Airport on a charter plane. Most of the cheers were for Worthy. As he went to take the microphone, the crowd broke into chants of "One more year. One more year." Worthy, a 6-9 junior, eventually declared for undergraduate status and was selected by the Lakers, who had wrangled the first pick in the draft that year. Smith, ironically, did not accompany the team to the stadium. He wanted this to be the players' moment. The starting five for Carolina that year were Worthy, Jordan, Sam Perkins, Jimmy Black and Matt Doherty — the cream of the ACC. Perkins, Doherty and Black came to North Carolina via the famed New York pipeline. Worthy and Jordan were both North Carolina kids and legends in this basketball-crazed state. Worthy played for Ashbrook (North Carolina) High and was an accomplished star long before his team won the state title his senior year. Worthy signed with North Carolina early. Floyd of crosstown rival Huss signed with Georgetown late. Floyd was a skinny kid who had even been overlooked on his own high school team and had to be recommended to Thompson by Clarence "Bighouse" Gaines of Winston-Salem State. "I respected Carolina," Floyd said before the biggest game of his career. "But, I won't be a Carolina fan tonight." Georgetown was a team still searching for national respect. Seven of Thompson's players were from the District of Columbia, where they had grown up deluged by the rival ACC. The Hoyas were the new kids on the block. But, with a freshman prodigy like Ewing, they had a knockout punch. Ironically, there might always be a ques- Georgetown's John Thompson said the 1982 North Carolina title game was "emotional" cause of his close ties to Dean Smith. be- tion as to which was the better team in this test of wills. "If we hadn't won, this was the only year it would have bothered me, in that we had the best basketball team, I thought," Smith said. "We were ranked No. 1 in the country in preseason and postseason. Everybody Freshman Patrick Ewing received death threats prior to the Hoyas' second-round championship win over Wyoming (51-43). shot at us — and I'm not sure we were the best team tonight. I think we were the lucky team. I think Georgetown is that good. "I think that I was out-coached, but fortunately, I had players who played extremely well. I think they were more prepared defensively the first half. I was surprised how active they were. Maybe it's the hunted versus the hunter." Georgetown (31-7) took dead aim at the Tar Heels the entire game, turning Ewing loose offensively and handcuffing North Carolina by mixing a 1-3-1 zone with doses of a stingy man-to-man. The Hoyas all but silenced the Tar Heels' 6-9 sophomore center Perkins. Perkins finished with 10 points and was never really a factor. Ewing was, in Worthy's words, "awesome." The powerful seven-footer ripped the heart out of North Carolina's sagging man-to-man defense, shooting 10-for-15, scoring 23 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. "It's frightening to think how good he's going to be in the next couple of years," Worthy said, in a fitting prophecy. Ewing made three trips to the NCAA finals, winning a lone NCAA title in 1984. He had already become the symbol of the program his freshman year. He also became a target for the dislike, in some circles, of a team that played aggressive, relentless defense that was often viewed as confrontational. 106