Jayhawks rally, rock North Carolina 72-69 to win NCAA title
Kansas finished off the biggest comeback in national championship history Monday night, getting a big game from David McCormack, crucial shots from Remy Martin and surviving a potential game-tying 3-pointer by Caleb Love at the buzzer for a 72-69 victory in the Superdome.
Carolina crushes Saint Peter's, will meet Duke in Final Four
The Tar Heels ended all hope of a March Madness miracle in the early going Sunday, getting 20 points and 22 rebounds from Armando Bacot in a wire-to-wire 69-49 runaway over 15th-seeded Saint Peter's. No. 8 seed Carolina (28-9) made its record 21st Final Four, and this one will be a scene like no other. Next Saturday in New Orleans, it's North Carolina vs. archrival Duke and its soon-to-be-retiring coach, Mike Krzyzewski.news.yahoo.com
Miami puts college basketball world on notice, downs North Carolina 85-57
Guard Isaiah Wong led Miami in scoring with 25 points, catapulting the Canes to a resounding victory over North Carolina. “Our players were really ready to play and executed our game plan to perfection,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said. “What we told the players is that no one guy can guard [Bacot],” Larrañaga said. “My game plan heading in against Bacot was to front [the post],” Waardenburg said. “We knew North Carolina was either going to switch [positions] 1-5, which they didn’t, or they were going to be in kind of a drop,” Waardenburg explained.themiamihurricane.com
Canes looking to bounce back against red-hot North Carolina
Miami men’s basketball is welcoming one of the more high-powered offenses they have played this season in North Carolina, who have won four out of its last five games. Leading North Carolina’s scoring attack is Armando Bacot, who is averaging 17.4 points per game this season. “Bacot is playing at an extremely high level right now, and Carolina is really exploiting his ability to score and rebound,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said. This is a coaching philosophy of former North Carolina head coach Roy Williams that has carried over to the current head coaching tenure of Hubert Davis. “He really plays basketball the way I believe you’re supposed to play basketball,” Larrañaga replied when asked about Moore.themiamihurricane.com
Wisconsin routs UNC, Williams falls to 29-1 in NCAA openers
– North Carolina coach Roy Williams lost his first opening-round NCAA Tournament game in 30 tries as ninth-seeded Wisconsin blew out his eighth-seeded Tar Heels 85-62 on Friday night. “I thought (Wisconsin) played very well and Roy Williams didn’t coach very well,” Williams said. Brad Davison scored 29 points and D’Mitrik Trice added 21 points for Wisconsin. “Obviously, our league has been phenomenal and it was such a grind to go through, specifically the schedule we had down the stretch,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. North Carolina never won more than three straight games all season.
Tar Heels sorry for breaching COVID-19 protocols
(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)North Carolina players apologized Tuesday for not following school and athletic department COVID-19 guidelines during a celebratory gathering after a win at rival Duke. “Our intention was to celebrate privately within our group,” the players and managers said in a statement released by the school. “But they realize they did make a mistake, for which they are paying a very significant price,” Williams said. The Tar Heels (12-6, 7-4 ACC), who have won seven of nine, are scheduled to visit ninth-ranked Virginia on Saturday. “We have worked too hard for eight months doing the right things to make those kinds of mistakes at this point in the season,” the players and managers said.
Men’s basketball game against North Carolina postponed after video surfaces of UNC players partying maskless
The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball game versus the North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has been postponed as of Monday afternoon, according to the Atlantic Coast Conference. “The postponement follows a meeting from both schools, who mutually concluded the game could not move forward today,” the league announced. Miami (7-11, 3-10 ACC) has not had a game postponed or canceled due to coronavirus-related concerns prior to Monday, while North Carolina (12-6, 7-4 ACC) has had three postponements. Video obtained by the DTH shows UNC men's basketball players Armando Bacot and Day'Ron Sharpe maskless and partying alongside at least seven others, celebrating a win over Duke on Saturday night. College basketball reporter Jeff Goodman reported that Miami wasn’t comfortable playing in the game because of the video of the players partying without masks.themiamihurricane.com
The Latest: Memphis women's basketball cancels another game
Notre Dame forward Juwan Durham (11) drives to the basket against North Carolina forward Armando Bacot (5) and guard Leaky Black (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Memphis women’s basketball game against USF scheduled for Sunday has been canceled. It's the sixth game this season the team has been affected by health and safety concerns. ___The men's basketball game between Notre Dame and Howard scheduled for Monday has been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns in the Howard program. “This was a tremendous opportunity to bring national exposure to our basketball team and the university.
No. 22 Tar Heels top Kentucky for Wildcats' 5th loss in row
North Carolina won 75-63. Armando Bacot scored 11 of his team-high 14 points in the second half Saturday, rallying No. 22 North Carolina from a double-digit deficit to beat Kentucky 75-63 at the CBS Sports Classic. ... North Carolina has completed its nonleague schedule and will play its next 20 games in the Atlantic Coast Conference. UP NEXTNorth Carolina: Plays at North Carolina State in its ACC opener Dec. 22.