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Angry Brice returns to fuel UNC’s win

Brice Johnson didn’t fold. His play in the closing minutes of the game helped solidify UNC’s 88-74 victory and ensure a trip to Houston for the Final Four. “Brice Johnson — can he just miss one?” asked Notre Dame coach Mike Brey after Johnson’s 25-point, 12-rebound game sent his team back to South Bend, Ind. “Can he just help us a little bit?“ (Daily Tar Heel)

Brice Johnson overcomes blunder, earns regional MVP award

The East regional MVP was benched. Even now, as a standout senior, Brice Johnson tests North Carolina coach Roy Williams' patience and sanity. Johnson was named the MVP after scoring 25 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in top-seeded UNC's 88-74 victory against sixth-seeded Notre Dame in an Elite Eight game Sunday night. (Fayetteville Observer)

Their patience tested, these Tar Heels take rewarding next step

Brice Johnson gave fellow senior Marcus Paige the same treatment as the East regional championship trophy. He hoisted both into the air. Joel James had a tougher job. He picked up the 6-foot-10 Johnson, the regional MVP. Returning to the Final Four, a huge weight was lifted for North Carolina and its painstakingly patient veterans. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC looks to go 3-0 against Syracuse in all-ACC semifinal

Two all-ACC regional finals have set up a Final Four matchup between league rivals. For the first time since 1983, ACC teams faced each other in the Elite Eight. Syracuse rallied to post a 68-62 win over Virginia on Sunday night in Chicago, and UNC claimed an 88-74 victory against Notre Dame to complete the Final Four field. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: UNC Basketball Post-Notre Dame Press Conference

UNC's Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, Theo Pinson, and Roy Williams answer questions after the Tar Heels' 88-74 win against Notre Dame in 2016 Elite 8 on March 27, 2016. View Video...

Roy Williams cuts hand cutting down net after Tar Heels win

Roy Williams cut down the nets numerous times throughout his illustrious coaching career. But the North Carolina head coach wasn't paying attention to detail Sunday night. As the Tar Heels were celebrating their record 19th trip to the Final Four, Williams apparently cut his finger while cutting down the net after UNC dispatched Notre Dame. (FOX Sports)

Theo Pinson Crashes Press Conference Then Crushes Notre Dame's Hopes

The Tar Heels saw a double digit lead against Notre Dame vanish in a matter of minutes. North Carolina's toughness and poise would once again be tested. Enter Theo Pinson. Marcus Paige's layup put UNC back in front but after that, Pinson's play proved critical in fueling UNC's own 12-0 run. For his effort, Pinson got his spot in the postgame press conference. (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams, UNC Players Post-Notre Dame Press Conference Quotes

Marcus, in the last minute, was it tough to not crack? I know a couple times you almost broke into a smile. Marcus Paige: Yeah, it was tough. We've seen some crazy things happen in this tournament. So you want to stay in the moment and make sure that what you're seeing is going to happen. But I think with 34 seconds left, I started tearing up. (ASAP Sports)

Video: Theo Pinson Makes Press Conferences...Different

Theo Pinson stole to show at UNC's postgame press conference following the Tar Heels' 88-74 win over Notre Dame in the Elite 8 on March 27, 2016. View Video...

Final Four Preview

From the all-ACC side of the bracket comes North Carolina and Syracuse, just like we all imagined. Or not. The Tar Heels might have been Final Four picks since October, but few saw Syracuse taking down No. 1 Virginia. UNC and Syracuse played twice in the regular season, with the Tar Heels winning both. On paper, the Tar Heels are the far better team. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC Locker Room Celebration Post-Notre Dame - Final Four Bound!

The Tar Heels are headed to Houston for the Final Four after beating Notre Dame in the East Regional final 88-74 on Sunday in Philadelphia. View Video...

North Carolina looks like the team to beat

Somebody has to show up in Houston next weekend hearing they're the best team. Based on the events this weekend just off South Broad Street, that squad would have to be North Carolina. As good as Villanova and Oklahoma have looked in this NCAA tournament, the Tar Heels earned the label, seamlessly alternating between flawless and rugged. (Philly.com)

Notre Dame Coach, Players Post-UNC Press Conference Quotes

Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey: I'm extremely proud of my team. You gotta give credit to Carolina. We took that one-point lead and they really answered it like men, and we didn't have much left. They wore us down a little bit with their depth and their front line. And they shot the heck out of the ball. My hat's off to them. I think they're playing the best of anybody left. (ASAP Sports)

The moment when each Final Four team realized it could be a Final Four team

From the day this college basketball season debuted, North Carolina has looked like one of the best - if not the best - teams in the country. The Tar Heels just didn't always play like it. That changed in the ACC quarterfinal against Pittsburgh. And on that day, 17 days before they cut the East Region nets down in Philadelphia, the Tar Heels became a Final Four team. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Roll to Houston

Brice Johnson scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead an efficient offense that shot 62 percent from the floor to lift UNC to a 88-74 victory at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. The Tar Heels also got double figure scoring from Marcus Paige (13 points), Joel Berry (11), Justin Jackson (11) and Kennedy Meeks (10) to advance to a Final Four matchup with Syracuse next week in Houston. (Wilmington Star News)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
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Upcoming Games:
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Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
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UNC vs. Bucknell
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