The Perfect Season

p031-13271_a.jpgThis year is the 50th anniversary of McGuire’s Miracle…32-0…the perfect season…UNC’s 1957 NCAA National Championship. On March 23, 1957, the Tar Heel men’s basketball team, coached by Frank McGuire and led by All-American Lennie Rosenbluth, defeated Wilt Chamberlain and the University of Kansas Jayhawks in a triple-overtime thriller in Kansas City, Missouri.

The North Carolina Collection honors this anniversary with “McGuire’s Miracle: UNC’s 1956-1957 Championship Basketball Season.” The website features individual and team photos, action shots from league and tournament games, game results, and a list of references for further research on this remarkable season.

0 thoughts on “The Perfect Season”

  1. Where does this Tar Heel team’s greatness rate against the other National Championship teams of 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009?

    Since games evolve over time, it’s difficult to compare teams from 50 years ago, to those of only 5 years ago, however, there is much leverage granted to the guys that do it first. The 82 Tar Heels had kids named James Worthy, Sam Perkins and Michael Jordan. I would put the 82 Tar Heels on top, with the 57 Tar Heels as No. 2.

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