Found March 16, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
It was not the way that UNC wanted to start its run in the Big Dance, going 1 for 8 to begin the game, and it took a while for the Heels to get into their form. But when it did top seed North Carolina (30-5 ~ 14-2 in the ACC) looked dominant against No. 16 Vermont (24-12 ~ 13-3 America East) defeating them by the final of 77 to 58, just a duece below what I had predicted the final would be in my preview. For head coach Roy Williams, who has now gotten his 5th 30 wins season in the nine year at Chapel Hill, who had to play without his junior power forward John Henson, the lead was good enough to allow his starters to get rest, both during the game as well as at the end of the game, pulling most of them with four minutes to go in this one. But by no means was this an easy one for No. 4 AP & ESPN/USA Today North Carolina at the beginning as they went into the second television time out with just a 11 to 9 lead and not looking good at all having hit a mere 4 out of 15 shots from the...
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