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Tar Heels Face Arkansas For Sweet 16 Berth

North Carolina is the No. 4 seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament West Regional and beat No. 13 seed Harvard, 67-65, in the second round on Thursday evening in Jacksonville. The Tar Heels advance to face No. 5 seed Arkansas on Saturday at approximately 8:40 p.m. in the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The Razorbacks beat Wofford, 56-53, on Thursday night. (GoHeels.com)

Saunders' last-second miss seals win for UNC

Roy Williams had his eye on Wesley Saunders, the Harvard guard who was the Crimson’s only player this season to boast a double-digit scoring average. The one who, before UNC’s eventual 67-65 win over the Crimson Thursday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, accounted for 40 percent of Harvard’s total offense. “He was a load, and we knew that,” said Roy Williams of Saunders. (Daily Tar Heel)

Survived And Advanced: UNC Holds On To Beat Harvard

The ball clanked off the backboard and bounced fruitlessly off the rim. UNC won, 67-65, surviving and advancing from an opening-round scare from No. 13 seed Harvard in Jacksonville. In the end, it didn't matter that the Tar Heels allowed Harvard, capitalizing on the same mistakes that have followed UNC for months, to mount a double-digit comeback. They moved on to face No. 5 seed Arkansas on Saturday. (Carolina Blue)

Justin Jackson's up-and-down night ends with a flourish

North Carolina freshman Justin Jackson scored a game-tying basket and converted a go-ahead dunk in the last 70 seconds of a 67-65 win against Harvard. A strong finish erased some of the frustration from a difficult NCAA tournament debut. Jackson led the fourth-seeded Tar Heels with 14 points, but he committed four costly turnovers and was outhustled for a rebound that preceded a go-ahead four-point play for the Crimson. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC-Arkansas Scheduled for 8:40 PM on Saturday

UNC vs. Arkansas will be the second game on Saturday in Jacksonville. Tipoff time is set for 8:40 PM on TNT but in reality it will be 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Xavier vs. Georgia State game which begins at 6:10 PM. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Survive Harvard's Upset Bid

On a day of upsets in the NCAA Tournament, No. 4 seed North Carolina narrowly avoided joining the fray when Wesley Saunders’s 3-pointer from the top of the key missed its mark with two seconds left, preserving a 67-65 Tar Heel victory. UNC outshot Harvard 55.1 percent to 38.2 percent, although the hustle stats broke in the Crimson’s favor. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Film Work And Feeling

Steve Robinson stood in a corner of the Carolina locker room after the win, looking as tired as downtown Jacksonville real estate. He had just watched the Tar Heels turn the ball over too much, give up too many second chance points, and fail to put away a less talented opponent. Yet somehow they had won the game, thanks largely to having an accurate forecast of what Harvard wanted to run at a key moment. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels survive scare

It was neither easy nor pretty, but North Carolina found a way — a breakaway dunk by Justin Jackson with 23.8 seconds remaining — to beat Harvard, 67-65, Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson was playing in its fourth consecutive tournament. Wesley Saunders’ missed jumper from the top of the key at the buzzer allowed the Tar Heels to escape. (Winston-Salem Journal)

UNC-Harvard Postgame Notes

Carolina advances to the third round of the West Regional with a 67-65 win over Harvard. Justin Jackson scored the game-winning basket with 24 seconds to play. UNC’s win marked the 25th time in as many NCAA Tournament appearances that Roy Williams’s teams won their first game. His teams have never played in the NCAA Tournament without winning at least one game. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Harvard Press Conference

Roy Williams addresses the media following North Carolina's 67-65 win over Harvard in the NCAA Tournament round of 64 on Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida. View Video...

Five observations: North Carolina beats Harvard

The No. 4 seed North Carolina Tar Heels escaped with a 67-65 win over the 13th-seeded Harvard Crimson on Thursday night. Here are five observations from the game: Justin Jackson saved the day. Jackson scored the final two buckets for the Tar Heels, the decisive points that allowed them to move on to the next round. His jumper with 48 seconds remaining tied the game. (ESPN.com)

UNC-Harvard: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "I feel like I've won the lottery because Tommy Amaker did a much better job with his team than I did with mine. We were extremely lucky. It's the luckiest I've ever felt after a basketball game in my entire life. In saying that, I'm thrilled that we're still here and we're still playing. These two guys beside me, Marcus made two big shots and Justin made two big shots." (Inside Carolina)

Recap & Analysis: UNC 67, Harvard 65

That was much more difficult than it needed to be but it's March and all that matters is getting the win. As much as everyone wants to trust this team, the Tar Heels keep finding ways give people pause. While Harvard gets all the credit in the world for being resilient, UNC did a lot of hurting itself in this game apart from anything Harvard was doing defensively. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina holds off Harvard 67-65 in NCAA Tournament

Justin Jackson hit a tying jumper in the final minute, and then had a fast-break dunk to help fourth-seeded North Carolina edge Harvard 67-65 in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night. The Tar Heels (25-11) wasted a 16-point second-half lead and briefly trailed before Jackson came to the rescue. Jackson finished with 14 points and Marcus Paige had 10. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Harvard

Carolina advances to the round of 32, which is the most important takeaway from Thursday's 67-65 win over Harvard. But there's very little doubt the Tar Heels will have to play better on Saturday (game time TBA) against the winner of Arkansas and Wofford. The Tar Heels breezed out to an early lead and then seemed to go to sleep a little bit. They were never able to put away the pesky Crimson. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 6:00 ET ESPNU

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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