North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME 116, ISSUE 25
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END OF THE ROAD
Tar Heels come up
short in Final Four
BY GREGG FOUND
SENIOR WRITER
SAN ANTONIO - North Carolina
came to the Alamodome with dreams of
a national title, \isions of completing a
magnificent season by hoisting the cham
pionship trophy high in celebration.
After 14 minutes of play Saturday,
those visions were dashed. Instead,
UNC saw a blue-and
red streak of Kansas
Jayhawks who stole
the ball, raced down
court and dropped in
layup after layup.
Try as they might
to mount a comeback
that would have gone
down as the best in
history, the Tar Heels
tired out before they
could complete the
task, falling to Kansas
84-66.
The team finished
with a school record
for wins in a season,
but its final goal went
unfinished.
“This bunch did
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the game.
a
some great, great things," coach Roy
Williams said. “But we’re extremely dis
appointed right now because we had a
bigger dream."
The same force that allowed the Tar
Heels to lead the ACC, win the confer
ence tournament and plow through
NCAA tournament games in Raleigh and
Charlotte just vanished in San Afttonio.
Kansas instead seized control imme
diately by forcing turnovers, attacking
at even- position and commanding the
game's pace.
As the UNC crowd watched in horror
and disbelief, the score reached 40-12
with 6:48 left in the first half. UNC (36-
3) was getting beaten at its own game.
“It was like, that wasn’t North Carolina
out there," senior Quentin Thomas said.
“I told someone, it looked like we have
never played basketball before."
No combination of players or strate-
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Tyler Hansbrough contemplates UNC’s 84-66 loss in the postgame
news conference in San Antonio. Hansbrough scored 17 points.
Peer chancellors paid more
BY KEVIN KILEY
STAFF WRITER
Not only does it take a lot of
money to run a university, but it
also takes quite a bit to get some
one to run it
For UNC it most likely will take
a lot more in the future.
As university leaders’ salaries
have increased around the country,
Chancellor James Moeser’s salary,
recently raised to $390,835, is only
slightly more than half of some of his
peers’ at other public institutions.
That’s what UNC will have to
grapple with as it searches for its
next chancellor, whom University
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UNC BASEBALL
The No. 3 Tar Heels won two of
their three weekend games against
Georgia Tech in Cary. Chad Flack
broke UNC’s all-time hits record
Sunday in the team's loss.
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North Carolina junior forward Tyler Hansbrough gets rejected by Kansas' Darrell Arthur in the first half of UNC’s 84-66 loss in
the Final Four on Saturday night in San Antonio. The Jayhawks will play Memphis for the national championship tonight.
officials hope to select before July.
“We haven’t gotten to the point
where we’re really considering the
salary," said Nelson Schwab, chair
man of the chancellor search com
mittee. “We’re just looking for the
best candidates, and when we get
to that point we’ll figure it out”
But when the field is narrowed,
they will start negotiating payment.
Schwab said the salary will be
based on three criteria: the mar
ket the institutions in UNC’s peer
group and how much the candi
dates are making.
And all three factors point to
the next chancellor’s salary being
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STUDYING THE EU
Three local high school students
will travel to New York City later
this month to test their
knowledge of the European
Union and its economy.
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KU post gives Hansbrough fits
BY JESSE BAUMGARNTER
SENIOR WRITER
SAN ANTONIO - Tyler
Hansbrough sat in front of his
locker Saturday night, head down
and hands interlocked in the
aftermath of Kansas' shocking
siege at the Alamodome that pro
duced a 40-12 lead the Jayhawks
never would relinquish.
Raising his head once in a
while to reveal cloudy, glazed
eyes, he delivered short, mono
tone answers in an altered voice,
as if he had just taken a right
hook to the gut.
larger than Moeser’s.
'Below the average'
In 2005 there were only two
public institutions whose execu
tives made more than $700,000.
Now there are eight
“We’re seeing the average
number moving up to around
$500,000,” Schwab said.
At private institutions the trend
has been even more pronounced.
According to the Chronicle of Higher
Education, the median salary of pri-
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“Everything (went wrong),’
he said in what amounted to a
hoarse whisper. “We couldn't get
stops; we couldn’t make baskets.
I mean, you saw the game just
didn’t execute."
On the greatest stage in col
lege basketball and in search of
the prize Hansbrough holds far
above the mountain of trophies
he has earned, the Player of the
Year finally ran into a front line
that refused to let him dominate
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FARMWORKER WEEK
UNC farmworker solidarity group
Alianza held a potiuck dinner to
conclude Farmworker Awareness
Week. Students questioned the
workers about their lives.
By the numbers:
UNC vs. Kansas
40-12
Kansas' largest lead, with
6:48 left in the first half
29%
UNC's shooting percentage
in the first half
54.5%
Kansas' shooting
percentage in the first half
42-33
Kansas' rebounding
advantage over UNC
7
Assists by UNC
17
Assists by Kansas
Darrell Arthur, 6-foot-8-inch
Darnell Jackson, 6-foot-l 1-inch
Sasha Kaun and 6-foot-l 1-inch
Cole Aldrich formed platoons
on Hansbrough the entire game,
countering his physicality and
doubling down in the post.
Granted. Hansbrough finished
with 17 points and nine rebounds
on 6-for-13 shooting, but those
were both below his averages
and came on a night when UNC
needed more, thanks to below
freezing shooting from the rest
of the team.
“We didn’t let him, except
Nichols to serve as
next DTH editor
BY MARY COLE ALLEN
STAFF WRITER
Junior Allison Nichols was
selected Saturday as the 142nd edi
tor-in-chief ofThe Daily Tar Heel.
Nichols will serve as editor-in
chief for the 2008-09 academic
year. She plans to strengthen online
coverage and expand multimedia.
“It’s hard to describe what I felt
when I found out,” Nichols said.
“The shock and excitement are
still sinking in."
An 11-member committee of
this day in history
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Theta Nu Xi multicultural
sorority Inc plans its second
annual Sherehel, a free public
benefit concert for the Orange
County Rape Crisis Center.
MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008
for two or three times, split the
trap,' Kansas coach Bill Self said.
“We made him score over us as
opposed to giving him an angle,
and we thought that was a big
key."
Aldrich, the lineman-sized
freshman, was the shocking addi
tion to the defensive operation.
After averaging just 8.1 minutes
a game coming into Saturday, the
behemoth gave Self 17 minutes of
hard-nosed play.
Thirteen of those came during
SEE HANSBROUGH, PAGE 5
Junior Allison
Nichols
was picked by
an 11-member
panel Saturday
to be the next
DTH editor.
DTH staffers, students and com
munity members interviewed
Nichols and the other candidate,
SEE EDITOR, PAGE 5
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