Lucas: This PlaceBig Theo pondered this moment, which he knew would happen eventually. "It will come to an end one day," he said of his son Theo Pinson's time at UNC, but also finding a way to speak for every single one of the rest of us. "When that happens, I won't have to look back and feel bad that it's over. Because I enjoyed the heck out of it every day that it was happening." (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Players Post-Texas A&M Locker Room InterviewsNorth Carolina fell to Texas A&M, 86-65, in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday, and afterward the Tar Heels discussed the defeat and their season. Here are the interviews from the locker room featuring Kenny Williams, Cameron Johnson, Brandon Robinson, and Andrew Platek. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
UNC blues: Here’s how Texas A&M manhandled the Tar Heels in NCAA tournamentThose A&M letters could have stood for “Ambushed” and “Manhandled,” because that’s what the underdog Aggies did to North Carolina in Charlotte. Said UNC coach Roy Williams of Texas A&M’s inside dominance: “They blocked 70,000 shots.” It was actually only eight, but it felt like more on a day when UNC blocked zero shots and kept getting stoned inside. (Charlotte Observer)
Tar Heels Overwhelmed in NCAAT Second Round UpsetIn a NCAA Tournament where everything needed to go right for UNC, everything went wrong on Sunday. Any hopes for a third straight Final Four and back-to-back national titles relied on UNC’s ability to control the backboards, play effective defense and make shots. When all three factors work against Roy Williams’s squad, an 86-65 blowout becomes the result. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Roy Williams, Theo Pinson, Joel Berry Post-Texas A&M Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams and seniors Joel Berry and Theo Pinson speak with the media following the Tar Heels' loss to Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament second round on Sunday in Charlotte.
Video: UNC vs. Texas A&M Game HighlightsHighlights of North Carolina's 86-65 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in Charlotte, NC. Joel Berry scored 21 for the Heels while Theo Pinson dished out 11 assists in the senior duo's final game in a UNC uniform.
Roy Williams, Joel Berry, Theo Pinson Post-Texas A&M Press Conference TranscriptTheo Pinson: "Probably the main reason I'm not crying right now is because I've enjoyed every single moment I had with Coach, Joel, and all my teammates in the past, teammates in the locker room right now, just -- that's the hardest thing. I won't be able to get on a plane with them, five hours to L.A. to spend more time with them. It's over. That's the toughest part. It's tough." (ASAP Sports)
Video: Roy Williams Emotional After Joel Berry & Theo Pinson's Final UNC GameJoel Berry II and Theo Pinson won 14 NCAA Tournament games, including the 2017 National Championship during their time at North Carolina. Following the Tar Heels' 2nd Round loss to Texas A&M, coach Roy Williams, Pinson and Berry shared the emotion of the seniors playing their final game in Carolina Blue.
How bad was UNC’s loss to Texas A&M? A few stats to contextualize the upsetThat UNC lost to No. 7 Texas A&M on Sunday was not unfathomable – the Aggies boast a likely NBA lottery pick in Robert Williams and are one of the tallest teams in college basketball. But to lose by 21 in their own backyard? That was hard to comprehend. So just how bad was UNC’s loss? Here are some statistics to provide some context on Sunday’s upset. (Charlotte Observer)
Podcast: Sherrell McMillan on UNC's NCAA Tournament LossInside Carolina's Sherrell McMillan joins host Tommy Ashley to discuss North Carolina's second round NCAA Tournament loss to Texas A&M on Sunday in Charlotte, NC. (Audioboom)
Texas A&M Coach, Players Post-UNC Press Conference TranscriptTexas A&M Coach Bill Kennedy: "Our game plan worked. They didn't shoot the ball well, we took them out of rhythm, took them out of transition, and fortunately when they did get some open looks, they missed some shots that they usually make. I don't think they played their best, but fortunately we were able to get the win and hopefully we had something to do with that." (ASAP Sports)
Video: Joel Berry scores 21 points in his final NCAA Tournament gameNorth Carolina senior point guard Joel Berry scored 21 points in his final game in a Tar Heel uniform on Sunday as UNC fell to Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions: UNC vs. Texas A&MIf you remember the Michigan State game in Portland, Sunday's game should have looked very familiar. Texas A&M completely dominated Carolina in every way possible in handing the Tar Heels just the program's second NCAA Tournament defeat in the state of North Carolina. It wasn't much of a secret all year that the Tar Heels were susceptible to big teams. (GoHeels.com)
Texas A&M stuns reigning champ UNC 86-65 in NCAA 2nd roundT.J. Starks scored 21 points and Texas A&M overpowered North Carolina inside, upsetting the reigning national champions 86-65 Sunday in the NCAA Tournament to mark the second straight year a title holder missed the Sweet 16. The seventh-seeded Aggies (22-12) did everything they had to do to hand the Tar Heels a rare loss in a home-state NCAA game. (Associated Press)
Box Score: Texas A&M 86, North Carolina 65View the complete box score from North Carolina's 86-65 season-ending loss to Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in Charlotte. (View Box Score)
UNC Baseball Trounces Pitt 13-2 to Earn ACC SweepThe North Carolina baseball team picked up its first ACC home-opening series sweep since 2011 with a 13-2 win over Pittsburgh in Sunday’s finale. UNC shortstop Ike Freeman led all hitters with four RBI. He and teammate Zach Gahagan each contributed three hits, and Michael Busch hit a mammoth home run and picked up his 27th RBI of the season. (Daily Tar Heel)
Texas A&M hopes to end reign of defending champ UNCA year ago, when then-freshman forward Robert Williams closed his eyes and mulled whether to stay at Texas A&M or leave for the NBA, he envisioned Sunday. "You couldn't ask for a bigger blessing than to play the defending champs in the NCAA Tournament." The seventh-seeded Aggies take on second-seeded UNC on Sunday with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line. (Houston Chronicle)
March 18, 1995: “I’M BACK” The GOAT returns.March 18, 1995 will forever be remembered as the day Michael Jordan announced his return to basketball after a nearly 18-month hiatus. His return was anticipated but not certain, coming just eight days after he announced the end of his baseball career. Jordan had won three titles and MVP awards. He had broken numerous records. His legacy was historic. (Air Jordan)
Showing off their leggings: It's all about fashion, rather than performanceAccording to a GQ article, former Carolina star Jerry Stackhouse is credited as one of the first to adopt them full-time to keep his muscles warm and avoid injury. While a few UNC players mentioned the possibility of compression helping with injuries, none were terribly committed to that benefit and athletic trainer Doug Halverson set the record straight. (Winston-Salem Journal)
Theo Pinson Comes Close AgainTheo Pinson had come close before, even multiple times this season. Pinson fell just four assists shy of a triple-double in UNC's 78-59 victory over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament. And in helping the Tar Heels to an 84-66 win over Lipscomb in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, he flirted with the feat once again. This time, he came closer than ever before. (GoHeels.com)
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Walter Davis, playing with a broken finger on his shooting hand, scores 21 points as fifth-ranked UNC beats No. 13 Kentucky, 79-72, in College Park, Maryland to reach the Final Four. The Tar Heels run the 4-Corners offense almost the entire second half to compensate for the absence of two injured starters, Phil Ford and Tommy LaGarde.March 19, 1988
Carolina shoots a school record 79.0 percent from the floor (49 of 62) in 123-97 rout over Loyola Marymount in the NCAA Tournament second round. Ranzino Smith makes 11 of 14 shots en route to 27 points. Carolina has 26 turnovers, 20 more than Loyola, and wins by 26.March 19, 2000
Joseph Forte scores 17 points and Ed Cota has 10 assists to lead No. 8 seed Carolina to a 60-53 win over top seed Stanford in the NCAA second round.March 19, 2009
Tyler Hansbrough sinks a free throw in the first half of the NCAA Tournament first round win over Radford, giving him 2,770 points and breaking J.J. Redick’s (Duke) ACC scoring mark. He passed Larry Bird in the national semifinal win over Villanova and finished with 2,872 points, 12th in NCAA history.
|Really nice site. I remember listening to the '57 championship game on the radio and watching Billy C. play in Woollen Gym....yea, I am that old. I guess my blood is a light shade of blue instead of red.|
--R.P, Bloomington, IL
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