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Just another Wednesday in the North Carolina General Assembly…
Using a point system devised by the ESPN Stats & Information department, ESPN.com is counting down the 50 most successful programs of the past 50 years.
1. North Carolina (911 points)
Positives: In our scoring system, the Tar Heels have been a top-four program in each decade. They lead all teams in top-10 picks (22) and, as of this writing, have not lost any points due to vacated wins or NCAA sanctions. UNC has reached multiple Final Fours in each of the past five decades and made 13 straight trips to the Sweet 16 from 1981-93.
Negatives: North Carolina missed the NCAA tournament in eight of the first 12 years (1963-74) of this study. Had a stretch of six Final Four trips from 1991-2000, but reached the national championship game just once in a 22-season span from 1983-2004.
Fun fact: Carolina is the only team to win a national championship in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
Rank by the decade
1962-69: 100 (3rd)
1970-79: 148 (4th)
1980-89: 228 (1st)
1990-99: 201 (3rd)
2000-present: 234 (3rd)
That’s choice that Tar Heels fans might like. The last time Obama picked the Tar Heels, they won it all. (He chose Kansas the last two seasons.) It’d also provide a nice measure of revenge for Roy Williams’ team, which lost to Kentucky earlier this season.
“I am just a sucker for the Tar Heels,” Obama said. “I love the way [Kendall] Marshall handles the ball, the way he distributes. They just have a balanced team. I am worried about [John] Henson [who is battling a wrist injury]. This is all a premise that Henson is going to be able to play.”
Thousands of people evacuated buildings across Washington, D.C., and New York City on Tuesday after a moderate earthquake in Virginia that was also felt as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C.