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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Roy Williams also told of a vertigo episode from July 30, 2005 when it happened on a flight to Kansas City. A flight attendant thought he was having a heart attack. The EMS boarded the flight and wheeled him off on a stretcher. Knowing there were still folks upset he left Kansas to coach North Carolina, he asked for a towel: "I draped it over my head. I didn't want anybody who was still mad at me to see who it was and be going off on a stretcher." Williams said as they wheeled him off he heard a man say, "God, that guy died," he joked.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Roy Williams said his bouts often lead him to throw up and he did in the locker room at Boston College, but the team trainer Doug Halverson keeps some prescription pills as a precaution. Williams said he felt better after taking the pills then demanded he watch the close of the game from the tunnel leading to the court. "I got real emotional... because I said we've got to go back out to the tunnel because if we were going to lose I felt like I had to be on the bench with my team. I wasn't going to be back there (in the locker room.)"

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina coach Roy Williams reiterated that he "feels fine" after by his count the "17th or 18th" time he's suffered from benign positional vertigo. "What that means is any traumatic, sudden jerking of your head... and you're very dizzy," said Williams, who added that was different than when he's had to grab the scorers table or someone's arm to steady him. "that's just a blood rush."

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Kansas rises to a No. 1 seed, while North Carolina falls to a No. 2 seed in Lunardi's latest update. Here are his top seeds:

  • East: Villanova Wildcats
  • West: Kansas Jayhawks
  • South: Oklahoma Sooners
  • Midwest: Iowa Hawkeyes
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Roy Williams likely back at next practice

The North Carolina coach is expected to be at the team's next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College. The school told ESPN's Andy Katz the coach is "feeling much better."

Bilas ranks the Tar Heels high

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Congratulations Marcus Paige. Recipient of honorary ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship (honorary b/c plans to play pro ball)


UNC's Johnson throws down with authority

Not sure what got Brice Johnson mad, but he took it out on the rim.

Roy Williams: 'I'm alive, I'm kicking' (0:36)
Williams collapses, UNC snaps slide (1:42)
Roy Williams collapses in the huddle (0:53)

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.813th
Rebounds Per Game40.919th
Assists Per Game18.25th
Points Allowed70.5151st

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