Final Four run leads to additions at the Carolina Basketball Museum

By R.L. Bynum

CHAPEL HILL — While Carolina came a few points short of triggering a reorganization of the national championship room, there have been several additions to the Carolina Basketball Museum since last season’s run to the NCAA championship game.

Not long after the Final Four appearance, Caleb Love’s huge 3-pointer with 25 seconds left to beat Duke in the NCAA semifinals was immortalized with a marker displaying where he was on the court when the shot went up.

Recently, more additions went up, including a tribute to Coach Hubert Davis, in addition to current players being included in displays — Leaky Black in an exhibit about defense and Armando Bacot in a display about post play.

The first new display visitors will see is the one about Davis, just to the right as you enter the museum. It includes photos from his playing career, including one as a kid, and one of his Dallas Mavericks jerseys.

There is a practice plan from the preseason practice before his first season as head coach.

In the tribute to great defensive players in Carolina basketball players, a jersey of Black, who will play a fifth college season, takes its rightful place alongside a tribute to Dudley “Secretary of Defense” Bradley.

A Bacot jersey has been added to the tribute to great post players in Carolina basketball history, along with his photo featured prominently on a sign.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. It’s located at 450 Skipper Bowles Drive on the ground floor of the Ernie Williamson Athletic Center.

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