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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


March 9, 1957
The men's basketball team won its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship, defeating the University of South Carolina 95-75 in Raleigh.
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March 23, 1957
Coached by Frank McGuire, the men's basketball team defeated the Wilt Chamberlain-led University of Kansas. In a triple overtime thriller, the Tar Heels beat the Jayhawks 54-53 for the national championship, and UNC finished the season a perfect 32-0.
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May 8, 1957
The Consolidated University of North Carolina inaugurated William Clyde Friday as president. In 1972, he was selected to head the newly formed University of North Carolina (multi-campus system).
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October 12, 1957
William B. Aycock was installed as chancellor of the University.
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