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NCAA Basketball Tournament Coaching Notes

March 29, 2016

The national semi-final/Final Four game this Saturday between North Carolina and Syracuse will match “N.C.” coach Roy Williams, who has won 2 titles and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, a one time title winner.

Boeheim’s title with Syracuse came at Williams’ expense in 2003, when the latter was coaching Kansas.

Both of Williams’ titles have been with North Carolina and his team is even money to move him ahead of the legendary coach Dean Smith for most titles won with North Carolina.

The other North Carolina NCAA basketball title was won under coach Frank McGuire vs a Wilt Chamberlain led Kansas team in 1957.

Five years later, McGuire was Wilt’s coach when he averaged over 50 points per game and had a 100 point game during the 1961-1962 NBA season.

 

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North Carolina coach Frank McGuire, celebrating the 1957 NCAA title win above. (in the picture, above the court, and perhaps still doing so in a good place ABOVE)

 

 

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