1996-97 Wins What If Tournament Championship
The one seed did it. We asked you to pick a winner between 1996-97 and 1983-84, and 152 of you made your voices heard. The 1996-97 What If Tar Heels claimed a 16-vote victory to win our What If Tar Heel Tournament. Dean Smith's group was too much for the competition from wire to wire. The top overall seed claimed a shutout victory over 1989-90 in Round 1, romped over Jordan and senior Worthy in Round 2, bested their younger counterparts in the Final Four and were too much for 1983-84 in the final. When the dust settled, we determined that a team with eight future NBA players (four of them future NBA All-Stars) would have been pretty good.