All-time NCAA tournament lineup for the UNC Tar Heels

FanSided NCAA staff writer Sam Fariss pieces together her dream team of former Tar Heel stars. As we race toward March Madness, who makes up the all-time NCAA Tournament team for UNC?

Mar 27, 1982; New Orleans, LA, USA; FILE PHOTO; North Carolina Tar Heels center Sam Perkins (41).
Mar 27, 1982; New Orleans, LA, USA; FILE PHOTO; North Carolina Tar Heels center Sam Perkins (41). / Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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. . 1974-78. Phil Ford. . PG. Phil Ford. Phil Ford. player. 441

Dec 3, 1977; Greensboro, NC, USA, FILE PHOTO;  North Carolina Tar Heels guard Phil Ford (12) .
Dec 3, 1977; Greensboro, NC, USA, FILE PHOTO; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Phil Ford (12) . / Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Despite an elbow injury in 1977, Phil Ford was one of the most dependable post-season players to ever play for North Carolina.

Most memorably, Ford exploded offensively against the Blue Devils in 1978. Scoring 34 points to defeat Duke on his senior night, playing under the historic Carmichael roof.

Ford averaged 18.6 points and 6.1 assists per game over his four seasons with the Heels. While he never won a ring, he always had an impressive tournament run. In 1975, he averaged 22.2 points in the postseason, in 1977, Ford averaged 24.8 points per game in the tournament.

As a three-time All-American, Ford is an obvious selection for North Carolina's All-Time NCAA Tournament starting five.

Head coach & First first five off the bench:

Without a doubt, I'm putting Roy Williams on the sideline to lead the Tar Heels in the post season. With three national titles, it's nearly impossible to beat Williams' teams in the postseason.

Coming off the bench, I'd have Caleb Love and Charles Scott at guard. For the backup small and power forwards, Lennie Rosenbluth and James Worthy are easy selections. Last but certainly not least, Billy Cunningham would sub in for Sam Perkins at center.

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