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UNC-Arkansas Postgame Notes

’ defensive rebound with 25 seconds to play and UNC leading by three was his 11th of the game and the 1,000th of his career. He is the ninth Tar Heel to have 1,000 rebounds. made three three-pointers vs. Arkansas and has 98 this season, a Tar Heel record. held the previous mark of 95, set in 1997. (

Tar Heels Will Themselves Past Arkansas

Maybe said it best when asked to describe what was going through North Carolina’s collective minds when the Tar Heels left the bench after an official timeout trailing Arkansas by 5 points with 3:43 left to play. “I was thinking ‘This can’t be our last game,’” Hicks said. “Me, Kennedy (Meeks) and Nate (Britt), this is not it, we’ve got to do something.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels survive worst-case scenario and beat Arkansas

For 17 minutes of the first half, North Carolina was unstoppable...until the Tar Heels were stopped cold. For 17 minutes of the second half, Arkansas was red hot...until the Razorbacks weren’t. March basketball. Madness. UNC on Sunday survived what amounted to the worst-case scenario in which and were erased. (Fayetteville Observer)

Kennedy Meeks' tip-in helps UNC escape game with Sweet 16 berth

Think about everything going on in that moment: siren blaring, thousands of butts rising all at once out of seats, a parade of pom-poms ruffling on the sidelines — and yet, the most important thing was a tiny little poke. barely did it, too. If he took a second longer? The shot clock — and possibly UNC’s hopes of returning to the Final Four — would have expired. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Roy Williams 1-On-1 After UNC Win vs. Arkansas In NCAA Tournament

spoke to ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel after UNC defeated Arkansas to advance to the Sweet 16. Williams goes through the Tar Heels' 12-0 run to end the game and explains how that experience should really help them going forward. Read More...

Believe: UNC Rallies Past Arkansas

Last fall, before North Carolina’s preseason practice began, had the word “believe” tattooed on the inside of his left bicep. “It’s something I live my life by,” Berry told reporters after the Tar Heels' win on Sunday. “I always believe in myself and that’s what got me to where I am today.” Where Berry is today, of course, is still alive in the NCAA Tournament. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Not Like Us

Carolina basketball is taking years off my life, and I can’t possibly live without it. One week ago, was sitting in his den while the end of the NCAA Tournament selection show played behind him. The NCAA Tournament is better than any of them because of that tension you felt on Sunday. But here’s the difference: the players and coaches don’t feel it. (

UNC veterans weren't ready for the end

It seemed the universe was conspiring against UNC. With Arkansas mounting a rally to take a five-point lead, every loose ball bounced the Razorbacks’ way, with busted offensive possessions rescued by daggers from 3-point range and second-chance buckets. Staring at the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament, that feeling started to creep into the Tar Heels’ huddle, too. (Greensboro News & Record)

It wasn't pretty, but Tar Heels survive to play another day in NCAA tourney

Sometimes the most effective pep talks are the kind that don’t need to be spoken. The UNC basketball team experienced one of them Sunday as it struggled to avoid a second round NCAA tournament elimination at the hands of Arkansas. “When we came out of the three-minute time out, we just said ‘this can’t be it. This can’t be the way we lose,’” said. (North State Journal)

Turner's Take: Grand

Nearly four years of preparation by met the opportunity in front of him on Sunday. He entered the season with 674 rebounds. He now has 326 in his senior year. At 1,000 rebounds, he is ninth all-time at North Carolina, with a shot to move as high as fifth. He's past and breathing down the neck of and . (

UNC Scores Final 12 Points to Fend Off Upset-Minded Arkansas, Advance to Sweet 16

The Razorbacks received a superb defensive effort from forward Moses Kingsley, but it simply wasn’t meant to be for Cinderella on this night. Instead, the Tar Heels’ will continue their quest to avenge last year’s loss in the NCAA Title game–moving on to the Sweet 16 in Memphis. “I told [Arkansas coach] Mike [Anderson] we were awfully lucky,” said. (

Video: UNC Players Post-Arkansas Interviews

Several North Carolina basketball players spoke with reporters following the Tar Heels' 72-65 win over Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament second round on Sunday in Greenville, S.C. Here are their video interviews: , , , ,

How did he tip that in? Kennedy Meeks' basket helps avert upset for UNC

UNC looked nothing like a championship team Sunday in the NCAA tournament – at least not until the game's final three minutes. Fueled by a bizarre left-handed tip-in by and a defense that got serious at just the right time, the Tar Heels scored the final 12 points of the game Sunday to edge Arkansas, 72-65, and advance to the NCAA Sweet 16. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Williams, Berry, Meeks Post-Arkansas Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach , point guard , and forward speak with the media following the Tar Heels' 72-65 win over Arkansas on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament second round in Greenville, SC. Read More...

Arkansas Coach, Players Post-UNC Press Conference Transcript

Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson: "We came to dance, not to do the one step. We wanted to bust up some brackets here today. Close -- you don't get -- close don't get it done. But congratulations to North Carolina. They made the plays they had to. They got to the free-throw line an awful lot of times. But at the end of the day, I just thought they made more plays than we did." (ASAP Sports)
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