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North Carolina's season ends in NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

At times this season, North Carolina looked like a team that could battle with, and even beat, just about anybody. At others, the Tar Heels were prone to concentration lapses, wavering intensity and turnovers at critical times. It's why the season that ended with Thursday's loss to Wisconsin was such a mixed bag. The Tar Heels (26-12) made a late-season run to the Atlantic Coast...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What To Look Forward To: 2015-16 Tar Heels

The entire starting unit should be back for another crack at a FinalFour run in 2015-16. Mighty Wisconsin ends the North Carolina Tar Heels season in the Sweet 16.  Better than the past two seasons, but not as good as I felt this team was prior to the start of the year.  Of any Carolina team I've seen in a while, this team certainly was in its place.  Essentially, the Heels...
Via Sportz Assassin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Wisconsin, Notre Dame advance to Elite Eight

LOS ANGELES (AP) Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Reserve Zak Showalter scored six points in the Badgers' 19-7 run that sent them into the West Regional final Saturday against either No...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers Basketball Preview: Sweet 16 vs. North Carolina edition

The Matchup: #1 Wisconsin (33-3) vs. #5 North Carolina (26-9)When: Thursday, March 26; 6:45pm CTWhere: Staples Center (19,079) – Los Angeles, Calif.TV: TBSRadio: Badgers Sports NetworkLast Meeting: UNC won, 60-57 (11/30/11) in Chapel Hill, N.C.All-Time Series: UNC leads, 2-0 North Carolina G Marcus Paige – Jr. (14.1 ppg, 4.5 apg) G/F J.P. Tokoto – Jr. (8.4 ppg, 4.3 apg...
Via Madtown Badgers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweet 16 West Region preview

By David FoxThe West region will be full of familiar faces on a number of fronts. For starters, each team in the Sweet 16 is no stranger to this stage. In the last five seasons alone, these four teams have been to the regional semifinal 12 times.But if the region goes chalk and sends top two seeds Wisconsin and Arizona to Saturday, the game will be a rematch of last year’s Elite...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin vs. North Carolina – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Vine/Josh Parcell Thursday, 4-seed North Carolina, which survived upset bids from both Harvard and Arkansas, will take on 1-seed Wisconsin, which was able to pull away from both Coastal Carolina and Oregon late. The Tar Heels will have a tall task on their hands, as the Badgers have lost only three games this year. Wisconsin enters the contest as one of three 1-seeds left in the...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke, UNC, NC State point guards drive teams into Sweet 16

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Triangle neighbors Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State are getting top-notch play at the point. It's a big reason why they're headed to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 together for the first time in a decade. The freshman-senior duo of Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook gives the Blue Devils a pair of proven playmaking scorers. For the Tar Heels, a healthier...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige’s Dominant Second Half Lifts No. 4 UNC Over No. 5 Arkansas

Marcus Paige #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels puts up a shot as he is defended by Manuale Watkins #21 of the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) UNC junior point guard Marcus Paige scored 20 points in the second half of their battle against Arkansas to send the Tar Heels...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue-hued finish

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- North Carolina guard Marcus Paige came alive in the second half and led a late surge to kill Arkansas' chances of advancing in the NCAA Tournament.
Via WholeHogSports
6 days ago

Paige heats up, UNC beats Arkansas to advance to Sweet 16

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Marcus Paige scored 22 points, including 20 in the second half, and North Carolina beat Arkansas 87-78 in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in three years.
Via Philly Sports Live
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paige lifts No. 4 North Carolina past No. 5 Arkansas, into Sweet 16

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Marcus Paige scored 22 points, including 20 in the second half, and North Carolina beat Arkansas 87-78 in the NCAA tournament on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in three years. Paige missed seven of eight shots in the first half, including all three from 3-point range, and was pretty much a non-factor as the Tar Heels let the Razorbacks...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paige leads UNC past Arkansas to Sweet 16

Marcus Paige scored 22 points, including 20 in the second half, and North Carolina beat Arkansas 87-78 in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in three years.
Via Philly Sports Live
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paige heats up, UNC beats Arkansas to advance to Sweet 16

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Paige scored 22 points, including 20 in the second half, and North Carolina beat Arkansas 87-78 in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in three years.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
7 days ago

Paige heats up, UNC beats Arkansas to advance to Sweet 16

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Marcus Paige scored 22 points, including 20 in the second half, and North Carolina beat Arkansas 87-78 in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in three years. Paige missed seven of eight shots in the first half, including all three from 3-point range, and was pretty much a non-factor as the Tar Heels let the Razorbacks...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UNC Survives Harvard With Fast-Break Dunk In Final Seconds

Exhale, North Carolina fans. Your Tar Heels will be playing in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, but Thursday’s contest against Harvard was that close to going the other way. UNC needed one last defensive stand to eke out the victory. The Tar Heels, trailing 65-63, were able to tie the game on a jump hook by Justin Jackson with 48 seconds to play. After the Crimson...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvard embraces challenge of facing North Carolina

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Harvard's Tommy Amaker is more than familiar with North Carolina from his days as a standout player and assistant coach at Duke, although that won't make it any easier going against the Tar Heels in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The 13th-seeded Crimson are in the tourney for the fourth straight season as Ivy League champions and have won their...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Bracket - West Region

Wisconsin is sitting pretty with the #1 seed in the West region, largely thanks to Frank "the tank" Kaminsky. You have to imagine the rest of the West will do their best to take Kaminsky out of Wisconsin's game plan, meaning guys like Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes will really have to step up for the Badgers. To reach the Final 4, Wisconsin will likely have to beat North Carolina and...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Now healthy, UNC's Paige eyes strong finish to bumpy season

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) It's been a bumpy season for North Carolina's Marcus Paige. The junior was a preseason all-American before having a slow start followed by a troublesome lingering foot injury. But he looks his healthiest in weeks and is playing some of his best ball entering the NCAA Tournament. ''Yes, I'd like to win a national championship,'' Paige said in an interview with...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvard makes 4th straight NCAA trip, Roy Williams his 21st

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Harvard is becoming a regular in the NCAA Tournament. Nothing like North Carolina coach Roy Williams, though. Williams is making his 21st straight NCAA Tournament appearance with his Tar Heels earning the fourth seed in the West and a matchup against No. 13 seed Harvard. The Tar Heels (24-11) had the Atlantic Coast Conference championship within reach before...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina vs. Harvard – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Get up Roy! It’s March! The North Carolina Tar Heels, who finished in fifth place in the ACC regular season and second in the league’s tournament, were rewarded by the selection committee with a 5-seed Sunday. They’ll take on 13-seed Harvard, which won a one-game playoff against rival Yale to earn the league’s automatic bid. This is an intriguing matchup between two proud...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Notre Dame Preview

North Carolina has suffered longer ACC tournament championship droughts, but given its close calls in recent years, another runner-up finish would be hard to take. The 19th-ranked Tar Heels will try to get over the hump for the first time in seven years Saturday night against No. 11 Notre Dame, which is appearing in its first-ever conference title game. North Carolina (24-10) last...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 19 North Carolina holds off No. 3 Virginia 71-67 in ACCs

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina top No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.
Via Philly Sports Live
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 19 North Carolina holds off No. 3 Virginia in ACC semifinals

  Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina top No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals. Paige also hit a huge shot to beat the clock in the final minute, helping the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (24-10) hold off the tournament's top seed and reigning champion in a tense finish. Freshman Justin...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 19 North Carolina holds off No. 3 Virginia 71-67 in ACCs

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina top No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals. Paige also hit a huge shot to beat the clock in the final minute, helping the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (24-10) hold off the tournament's top seed and reigning champion in a tense...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 19 North Carolina upsets No. 14 Louisville in ACC tournament

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Brice Johnson scored 18 of his 22 points after halftime to help No. 19 North Carolina outlast No. 14 Louisville 70-60 in Thursday's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals. Marcus Paige added 13 points for the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (23-10), who regrouped from an ugly first half and took control in the final 7 minutes to take the third tough matchup...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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