Video: UNC Players Post-Miami Locker Room InterviewsNorth Carolina outscored Miami by 31 points over the final 33 minutes Thursday en route to a n 82-65 victory in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn. Theo Pinson scored a career-high 25 points. Here is what Kenny Williams, Luke Maye, Pinson, Cameron Johnson, Garrison Brooks, and Joel Berry had to say following the game: (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Spenser Dalton: Postgame thoughts on UNC vs. MiamiAfter shielding my eyes from one of the ugliest games of the season, Carolina got the revenge the seniors so badly sought. A friend noted to me though how these ugly games are what prepares a team for a tough road in the NCAA Tournament, and finding different ways to win has been a signature of this year’s team and a testament to their toughness. (Thoughts From a Walk-On)
Video: Theo Pinson Leads Tar Heels Past Hurricanes, 82-65 - HighlightsA career performance from Theo Pinson (25 points, 9-12 FG, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals) helped the Tar Heels advance to the ACC Tournament semifinals with a victory over third-seeded Miami on Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York.
Roy Williams, Theo Pinson Post-Miami Press Conference QuotesRoy Williams: "Weird game to say the least. Down 14-0, wasn't real pleased with those guys. After that, those five guys that came in off the bench, Seventh, Andrew, B. Rob, Garrison and Sterling, really did a great job." Theo Pinson: "He would say it would be a weird game when I have 25-11. That is amazing." Williams: "I thought Theo was sensational." (ASAP Sports)
Jim Larrañaga, Ja'Quan Newton Post-UNC Press Conference QuotesJim Larrañaga: We felt like there were three things we had to do, and we didn't do two of them. Carolina deserves a lot of credit for that. They are a tremendous team in the open court, and we were not able to get back and set our defense enough times throughout the contest to put ourselves in a position to win the game. We gave up way too many lay-ups." (ASAP Sports)
Video: Theo Pinson's Monster Dunk vs. MiamiNorth Carolina senior Theo Pinson had a monster game against Miami with a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds, including a massive two-handed slam that brought the Barclays Center to its feet. Pinson flew to the lane and dropped the hammer.
Podcast: Theo Pinson's Big Night and Carolina's Win over MiamiInside Carolina's Sherrell McMillan and Tommy Ashley break down North Carolina's 82-65 win over Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York. (Audioboom)
Final four minutes doom Miami in loss to UNCOne of the hallmarks of Miami’s hot streak at the end of the season has been its phenomenal play at the end of games. But Thursday in an ACC Quarterfinal against North Carolina, it was mistakes in the final four minutes that doomed the Hurricanes. In the final four minutes the Hurricanes went 0-for-5 from the floor, committed two turnovers and missed a free throw. (Miami Herald)
North Carolina beats Miami 82-65 and gets Duke next at ACC TournamentTheo Pinson scored a career-high 25 points and had 11 rebounds, lifting No. 12 North Carolina while its other stars struggled, and the Tar Heels beat Miami 82-65 on Thursday to set up a second straight ACC semifinal meeting with Duke in Brooklyn. The fifth-seeded Tar Heels face the second-seeded Blue Devils for the third time this season on Friday night. (Associated Press)
Pinson Propels UNC into ACC Tournament SemisNo. 6 seed North Carolina persevered in a poor-shooting, injury-riddled ACC Tournament quarterfinal to outlast No. 3 seed Miami, 82-65, at the Barclays Center on Thursday. UNC (24-9) closed the game on a 13-0 run and held the Hurricanes scoreless over the final 3:50. Theo Pinson took over in the second half and posted a double-double for the second game in a row. (Inside Carolina)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. MiamiThat doesn't take away the sting of senior day. But it sure feels good to send Miami home from the ACC Tournament for a second straight year. Theo Pinson was absolutely sensational. There's no other word for it. The final dozen minutes were a complete Pinson showcase. Pinson finished with a career-high 25 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score: North Carolina 82, Miami 65View the complete box score from North Carolina's 82-65 win over Miami in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday in Brooklyn, New York. (View Box Score)
Roy Williams Embraces Wes Durham Before Tip-OffBefore North Carolina and Syracuse tipped off on Wednesday night North Carolina head coach Roy Williams walked over to press row and embraced Wes Durham.Wes is the son of Woody Durham, who passed away on Wednesday morning. It was a touching scene and further indication of the power and connection of the Carolina basketball family. (Inside Carolina)
Video: North Carolina's Roy Williams hilariously fails to rip suit jacket in halfThe Tar Heels lived to see another day after handling Syracuse 78-59 in the second round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, and so too did coach Roy Williams' suit jacket. But the latter had a much tougher night than the former. Williams showed frustration late in the second half after senior Theo Penson put up a shot too early in the shot clock. (CBS Sports)
No denying it: Carolina's defensive adjustment paying offNo more denying it. It was a little over a month ago that UNC coach Roy Williams had to come clean and the denials regarding denial had to stop. The aggressive halfcourt man-to-man defense Williams had run for his entire career wasn’t working for this group of Tar Heels and it was time to scrap the famed “22” defense he learned from his mentor, Dean Smith. (Greensboro News & Record)
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