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  1. Final Four: Bird and Magic's court appearance

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- NBA legends Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, who squared off in the 1979 NCAA tournament championship game while starring at Indiana State and Michigan State, respectively, just appeared on the Ford Field court for a quick pregame ceremony. ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  2. Final Four: Pregame notes on the Heels

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- A few notes on the Tar Heels headed into the game: 1. A victory would give UNC its fifth NCAA national championship, moving it into a third-place tie with Indiana for most all time. UCLA leads with 11 and Kentucky has seven. A win would g...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  3. Final Four: Home sweet home-away-from-home

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- As expected, the Spartans will definitely have a home-court advantage in tonight's national championship game against North Carolina. MSU fans have apparently gobbled up the thousands of tickets that hit the streets after Connecticut and...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  4. Final Four: Instant Analysis of Michigan State Spartans vs. North...

    Mark Schlabach

    Here is Mark Schlabach's instant analysis of the 2009 national championship game between Michigan State and North Carolina.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  5. Final Four: North Carolina Tar Heels ready for a different Michig...

    Mark Schlabach

    DETROIT -- The first time North Carolina played Michigan State this season, the Tar Heels won by 35 points. The teams will play again Monday night, and this time, the national championship will be on the line at Ford Field. The Spartans advanced ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2009
  6. NCAA tournament: Invaluable Ty Lawson is key to North Carolina's ...

    Mark Schlabach

    North Carolina coach Roy Williams has referred to Ty Lawson as "Dennis the Menace" and "Rambo." Whatever you call him, Lawson's impact on the Tar Heels is irrefutable.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2009
  7. NCAA tournament: North Carolina Tar Heels show why they'll win it...

    Mark Schlabach

    The ACC's all-time leading scorer, Tyler Hansbrough, didn't hit double figures versus Oklahoma on Sunday. That didn't even faze North Carolina, which is on its way to the Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  8. NCAA tournament: Tourney finds bright spot with Hansbrough-Griffi...

    Mark Schlabach

    Magic versus Bird in 1979? Not exactly. But Tyler Hansbrough and Blake Griffin facing off on the same court brightens up an NCAA tournament that has been lacking in shining moments.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  9. Most improved players taking over the spotlight

    Mark Schlabach

    Players like Wayne Ellington, Arinze Onuaku and Sam Young were mere afterthoughts last season on their team's benches. But with one more year of experience, they've turned into big-time studs, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2008
  10. Heels' newcomers shine in Cameron cauldron

    Mark Schlabach

    They may only be freshmen, but North Carolina's youngsters played like upperclassmen in their first trip to Cameron, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2007
  11. Tar Heels beat on each other, then beat on Clemson

    Mark Schlabach

    After the loss at Virginia Tech, Roy Williams beat on his Tar Heels and they beat on each other. Then they went out and beat up Clemson, Mark Schlabach writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2007