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Price Congratulates Tar Heels on a True-Blue Victory

April 5, 2005
Press Release

Chapel Hill, NC - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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This morning, US Rep. David Price (NC-04) made the following statement in response to the University of North Carolina's 75-70 victory over number-one-ranked University of Illinois in the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship last night:

"College basketball fans across North Carolina and the country are celebrating with the Tar Heels today, after their fourth national championship win, and first under Coach Roy Williams.

"All season long, the Tar Heels were touted as the most talented players in the country, but some questioned whether the team would win it all. Last night, they proved all of their doubters wrong, playing forty minutes of inspired basketball and showing the heart, team spirit, and determination of true champions. There are more than a few staffers in my office today wearing Carolina Blue and beaming with pride!

"As a UNC alumnus and former Duke professor, I have sometimes been asked whether I have divided loyalties when it comes to ACC basketball. But I think last night's victory is something all North Carolinians can feel proud of. In the words of tarheelblue.com writer Adam Lucas: 'We didn't all get a piece of the net...but we're all touching a piece of the title." True words indeed. Go Heels!"