North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball

The North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball program is the intercollegiate men’s basketball team of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Tar Heels have won seven NCAA men’s college national championships (1924, 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, and 2017). [2] North Carolina’s six NCAA Tournament Championships are third-most all-time, behind University of California, Los Angeles(11) and University of Kentucky(8). They have also won 18 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles,[3] 32 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles, along with an Atlantic Coast Conference record 20 outright Regular Season Championships. [4] The program has created many prominent players that moved on to play in the NBA, including three of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History: Billy Cunningham, Michael Jordan and James Worthy. Many Tar Heel assistant coaches have gone on to become head coaches elsewhere.
In the Tar Heels’ first year in 1910–11 throughout the 2017–18 year, the program has amassed a .738 all-time winning percentage (second highest all-time), winning 2,232 games and losing 792 matches in 108 seasons. The Tar Heels also have the most sequential 20-win seasons with 31 seasons from the 1970–71 period throughout the 2000–2001 season. [9] On March 2, 2010, North Carolina became the next college basketball program to reach 2,000 wins in its own history. The Tar Heels are currently ranked 3rd all time in wins trailing Kentucky by 31 matches and Kansas by 16 games. The Tar Heels are one of just four Division I Men’s Basketball programs to have ever achieved 2,000 victories. Kentucky, Kansas, and Duke are the other three. North Carolina has averaged more wins per year played than any other program in college basketball.
Carolina has played 160 games in the NCAA championship game. The Tar Heels have emerged in the NCAA Tournament Championship Game 11 times, and have been at a record 20 NCAA Tournament Final Fours. The Tar Heels have made it into the NCAA tournament 50 times (second-most all-time),[11][12] and have gathered 123 successes (second most all-time). [11][12] North Carolina also won the National Invitation Tournament in 1971,[3] and appeared in 2 NIT Finals with six appearances in the NIT Tournament. [3] Additionally, the group has become the number one seed in the NCAA Championship 17 occasions, the most recent being in 2019 (most #1 seeds all-time).
North Carolina has been rated in the Top 25 in the AP Poll an all-time record 908 months,[13] has conquered #1 ranked teams per record 14 times,[14] has the maximum sequential 20-win seasons with 31,[15] and also the most consecutive top-3 ACC regular season finishes with 37. [15] North Carolina has ended the year ranked in the Top-25 of the AP Poll 50 times and in the Top-25 of the Coaches’ Poll 52 times. Further, the Tar Heels have finished the year ranked #1 in the AP Poll 5 times and rated #1 in Coaches’ Poll 6 times. In 2008, the Tar Heels obtained the first unanimous preseason #1 ranking in the history of the Coaches’ Poll[16] or the AP Poll. [17] In 2012, ESPN ranked North Carolina #1 on its list of the 50 most prosperous programs of the past 50 years.

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