Video: Cota, Forte lead UNC to upset of No. 1 seed Stanford - March 19, 2000March 19, 2000 - Joseph Forte scores 17 points and Ed Cota has 10 assists to lead No. 8 seed North Carolina to a 60-53 win over top seed Stanford in the NCAA second round.
Only pain, only silence after stunning loss ends UNC's seasonThis loss, an 86-65 defeat to Texas A&M, was UNC's first in this tournament since falling to Villanova on a buzzer-beater in the 2016 title game. This pain wasn't that pain; nothing could be. But the shock was just as debilitating for the defending champions, casualties of March sooner than anyone expected. "I didn't picture it ending it like this," Roy Williams said. (Argyle Report)
The Run EndsUNC's amazing run came to an end Sunday, derailed by a two-headed monster from the southwest. One head belonged to Tyler Davis, a big man for whom the Tar Heels had no answers, and the other a collection of perimeter shooters who haven’t exactly been constants this season. And with it, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson have played their last games as Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
2018 NCAA Tournament: The top 16 epic moments from an incredible first weekendThe Tar Heels were one of many highly seeded teams to be taken out by a lower-seeded team. No. 2 UNC fell 86-65 to No. 7 Texas A&M on Sunday in what wound up being the biggest margin of defeat in an NCAA Tournament game for Roy Williams. Even North Carolina couldn't save North Carolina. The Tar Heels got the opening weekend games in their own state. (CBS Sports)
Joel Berry, Theo Pinson leave to standing ovationThe loss not only ended the Tar Heels season but it ended the careers of seniors Theo Pinson and Joel Berry..The duo arrived at UNC as part of the 2014 recruiting class that also featured Justin Jackson. The three were all top 25 players and an important class for Roy Williams. Jackson left UNC after his junior season but is a huge part of the Tar Heels success. (Keeping It Heel)
UNC says goodbye to its seniors, the season earlier than expectedTheo Pinson and Joel Berry didn't go out the way they wanted, but what they accomplished is tough to match. Pinson said the message he'd pass to his teammates is to remember this feeling, adding, "It's the same feeling we had – well, it's a little bit different when we lost the national championship game." Losing Berry and Pinson felt like losing an era. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Video: Joel Berry, Theo Pinson Post-Texas A&M Locker Room InterviewsNorth Carolina seniors Joel Berry and Theo Pinson speak with reporters in the locker room following the Tar Heels' loss to Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Charlotte on Sunday.
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)
Quick Hitters – UNC vs. Texas A&MFirst things first: Win or lose, the ending to a season is always sudden, abrupt, and jarring. What a treat the ride has been with Joel Berry and Theo Pinson over the last four years. It has been well-chronicled, but bears repeating, that the 2014 class of Berry, Pinson, and Justin Jackson turned out to be one of the more important classes ever at North Carolina. (Armchair All-Americans)
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)
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