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North Carolina honors Dean Smith by running Four Corners offense (and scoring) on first possession (VIDEO)

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams and others in attendance observe a moment of silence for former coach Dean Smith who passed away recently, prior to an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


North Carolina head coach Roy Williams honored legendary former Tar Heel coach Dean Smith on Saturday by running Smith’s famous Four Corners offense during the team’s first offensive possession against Georgia Tech. Point guard Marcus Paige found a cutting Brice Johnson for a layup to give No. 15 North Carolina its first field goal of the afternoon.

Smith passed away on Feb. 7 at the age of 83, but the Tar Heels have not played a home game at the Dean Smith Center since a loss to Virginia on Feb. 2. Before the game, the school honored Smith with a moment of silence.

Williams finally got to honor one of his mentors by running Smith’s signature offense on the team’s first offensive possession. Pretty cool moment and a nice gesture for Smith in North Carolina’s return home.

(Vine Credit: Josh Parcell)

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