NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS BASKETBALL FACTS:
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Stadium: Dean Smith Center
Conference: ACC Conference
Rivals: Duke Blue Devils, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, NC State Wolfpack, Kentucky Wildcats
Tarheels: Rameses the Ram
National Championships: 5
Notable Alumni: Michael Jordan
The North Carolina Tar Heels are considered to be one of the most dominant NCAA basketball teams in the country. They have captured four NCAA championships and 17 ACC tournament titles. To date, the Tarheels boast an all-time 73.6% winning percentage, and have the most consecutive 20-win seasons with 31.
The team first fielded a basketball program in 1910, and won their first game against Virginia Christian with a score of 42-21. In 1953, North Carolina left the Southern Conference to join with the Atlantic Coast Conference, and was one of the founding members. From 1961 to 1997, Dean Smith coached the program, leading the Tarheels on one of the most successful runs in that era. Smith retired from coaching UNC college hoops in 1997, and to date hold the record for second most basketball wins all-time. North Carolina captured two National Championships under Smith, in 1982 and 1993.
The Tarheels play their home games at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The arena seats about 21,750 fans. The center is also a temporary home for the North Carolina Women's basketball program, who typically play their home games at the Carmichael Auditorium. Make sure to get your tickets early to a game at the Smith Center to watch one of the most prolific basketball teams in the nation compete for the top spot this year!
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Tar Heels Are Back The Dean Smith center is awesome fo any team to play especially the Tar Heels. This year the heels will play great and intensity basketball as well as defense and bring home the title with the help of the fans. Lets Go Heels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! October 28, 2011
UNC Tarheels Basketball Review The seating was very good. We could see all the action. The dean Smith Center is a very beautiful place to watch a basketball game. The video screens were part of making us feel part of the event. We enjoyed everything about being there in person. I would reccommend it to anyone who likes college basketball. February 21, 2011
blue&white game It was a great time my first at the Dean Smith Center September 29, 2011
Awesome Great Team to watch live play!! Got alot of heart and bring alot of heat!! Go tarheels!! August 10, 2010