North Carolina is in the FinalFour for the fourth time in the 1990s _ all odd years:
Year How far in tourney Ousted by
1990 Midwest semis Arkansas
1991 Final Four semis Kansas
1992 Southeast semis Ohio St.
1993 National champs ------
1994 East 2nd round Boston Coll.
1995 Final Four semis Arkansas
1996 East 2nd round Texas Tech
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Coach Dean Smith is 11-4 in regional finals.
UNC's 11 trips to Final Four under Smith are second only to UCLA's 12 under John Wooden.
This is UNC's 13th trip to the Final Four. It trails only UCLA, which has 15.
UNC's East title returns the ACC to the Final Four. Last year no ACC team made it, halting an eight-year run. The SEC has the longest current streak: five years.