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Sunday, March 06, 2005

The Return of the King

Pure Bliss.
"North Carolina (26-3, 14-2), playing without the ill Rashad McCants for the fourth straight game, won its first (outright) ACC regular season championship since 1993, the same year of its most recent national title."
Without star Rashad McCants for the fourth straight game, the Heels came back from 9 down in the last 3 minutes. Sean May had his eighth straight double-double, with 26 points, and 24 rebounds.

Coach Williams even let them cut down the nets: "Roy Williams said he first asked permission from Dean Smith, before declaring, “We’re going to have a party. We’re going to cut down the nets.” Under the instruction of Williams, first went Melvin Scott, then Jackie Manuel and, to the loudest applause of all, Jawad Willliams took a snippet, with flash bulbs going off in the Smith Center like an ‘American Anthem’ movie. Only this time the crowd was real. Next, Felton went up the ladder, so did McCants, and Damion Grant kissed a piece of nylon history. “I’m big on letting kids celebrate,” Roy Williams said. “Somebody’s not going to like it and that’s just a part of it, but I’m big on kids enjoying themselves and thanking the fans."
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