The numbers are impressive: Four NCAA Championships (and counting). An NCAA-record 15 Final Fours. 10 ACC and nine National Players of the Year. Dozens of All-ACC players. 35 first-round NBA draft picks. The winningest coach in men's college basketball history. Countless statistical milestones.
But the numbers alone don't do justice to the impact that Carolina basketball has had and continues to have on its legion of fans. What takes place within the storied confines of the Dean Smith Center is more than simply a game; it's a way of life.
Carolina All-American Eric Montross puts it this way: "We are a family at Carolina. For any students, four years spent in Chapel Hill create a bond, but for us, the bond was made stronger by every member of the basketball program, from assistant coaches to office personnel."
Game Day: North Carolina Basketball is a celebration of that bond, and of the decades of hoops excellence that have inspired it.