Commence the vengeance tour for UNCThursday's game deviated from the script a bit, with UNC's offense frozen for the first seven minutes in Brooklyn. But North Carolina eventually settled in and avenged its previous loss with an 82-65 win over the Hurricanes, setting up Friday's clash with Duke. "For us, it was a little more revenge," Roy Williams said. "And I even used the word redeem." (Argyle Report)
Lucas: Tough LoveHe scored. He rebounded. He swished three-pointers. And with two minutes to play, there was Theo Pinson throwing himself on the floor to recover a loose ball in an eight-point game. It was the kind of subtle play we've grown accustomed to from the senior over these last four years. It's just that now those subtle plays are a footnote to a dominating performance. (GoHeels.com)
Wes Durham calls ACC Tournament out of love, tribute to fatherIn the minutes before North Carolina played Syracuse in the ACC Tournament Wednesday night, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams came by to wrap up Wes Durham in an embrace. That was only one indication of the uniquely difficult assignment that Durham, the ACC Network play-by-play man and Atlanta broadcast fixture, was handling. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Theo Pinson Maximizing Playmaking PotentialTheo Pinson scored 19 of his career-high 25 points after halftime. He notched his sixth double-double in his last 15 games with 11 rebounds – after having one in his first 104 games – and paired three assists with three steals. His final field goal broke Miami’s will, a length-of-the-court jaunt that ended with a two-handed slam to put UNC up 71-65 with 3:43 to play. (Inside Carolina)
Quick Hitters – UNC vs. MiamiTrivia question years from now: Who scored the first basket in Carolina’s ACC Quarterfinal victory over Miami in Joel Berry and Theo Pinson’s senior year? Berry? No. Pinson? Nope. Luke Maye? Not even close. Cameron Johnson? Not a chance. Give up? That’s right, it was none other than Mr. Seventh Woods. All told, Miami scored the first 14 points of the game. (Armchair All-Americans)
Video: Roy Williams, Theo Pinson Post-Miami Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams and senior wing Theo Pinson speak with the media following the Tar Heels' 82-65 ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over Miami on Thursday at the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in Brooklyn, New York.
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)
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