On This Date 3/15/1997

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With a 73-56 win over Colorado in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Winston-Salem, North Carolina secures another trip to the Sweet 16. Making the win extra special, it marks the 877th win for Coach Dean Smith, moving him past legendary Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp for the most in NCAA history. The Tar Heels would go all the way to the Final Four as Dean Smith retired with a career record of 879-254.