North Carolina to face Miami in ACC tourney

Here's indisputable proof that not every sportswriter loves the Tar Heels

The Blue Devils rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to knock off the top-seeded Tar Heels to advance to their first ACC Tournament final since 2014.

Freshman Jayson Tatum led all scorers with 25 points, and Luke Kennard recorded a double-double (24 points, 10 rebounds).

Luke Kennard had 20 points and Grayson Allen added 18 off the bench for the Blue Devils (26-8), who will play for the title Saturday night in Brooklyn against No. 22 Notre Dame, a 77-73 victor over No. 16 Florida State.

The Tar Heels managed just 14 points in the paint after Berry's fourth foul after dominating the first half on the interior (32 points in the paint). The Tar Heels maintained a manageable lead for another 10 minutes before Theo Pinson's alley-oop toss-turned-3-pointer spurred a 21-7 push to close the game.

Meeks scored only four of his 19 points after intermission and played a modest 27 minutes.

Giles is glad his time has come, no matter how long it took.

Nate Britt, playing in Berry's place, tried to keep getting the ball inside to Meeks and Hicks, and once took the ball to the basket himself on a nifty drive for a three-point play. It's been good. Like I said, each win is a big win for us, and today was another one.

Duke's 86-78 win over North Carolina on February 9 was viewed by 3.2 million, the fourth-highest of the year. The Blue Devils were able to get more penetration into Carolina's defense, creating three-point opportunities for Allen, Kennard and Frank Jackson (15 points). But UNC ranked just 141st in the nation in batting (.265) and 115th in scoring (5.9 runs per game) heading into Friday's ACC opener against Virginia. An ACC Tournament title should all but seal the deal for the Tar Heels, but, first, they must beat their arch-rival for the second time in a week. He helped Duke to pull away in the second half and win 93-83.

North Carolina can be a monster on the boards, but the last time these teams met Miami out-rebounded UNC 36-31. "Just overall, I don't think we did our best as a team".

Isaiah Thomas: Celtics 'can't be experimenting in Game 63'
Gary Harris top-scored for Denver with 26 points but the Wizards made it nine victories from their last 12 on the road. In a back-and-forth game, the Warriors twice seemed to steady themselves with quarter-closing statements.

The No. 14 Blue Devils have used a couple of comebacks to reach this stage and they'll match up with No. 22 Notre Dame for the title Saturday night at Barclays Center in NY.

The second half was a different story, though.

"He saved us in the first half", Krzyzewski said.

Duke has advanced to the semi-finals of the ACC tournament with wins over Clemson and Louisville, respectively.

Good news is that UNC should still be a one seed in the NCAA tournament.

Furthermore, in remembrance of the game of Durham, the refs called a lot of fouls for the Blue Devils.

Brown scored 30 points in the first meeting and shot 17 for 24 from the floor against UNC this season.

"He kept us in it", Krzyzewski said. That didn't guarantee they'd win a national championship, but if you lined every team up in the country to play shirts and skins (a terrifying thing to think about), no one would have more talent.

Giles provided game-altering momentum after teammate Amile Jefferson ended up in foul trouble in the North Carolina game.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Faith the key to Barcelona's stunning comeback, says Luis Enrique
Mar 10, 2017 - 08:42
Now looking at a 4-0 disadvantage, Barca is going to have its scoring boots on to have a chance. It was topped up with the commentators" reactions, with one word being the highlight - "goal'.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google provides a tool for making objects and places within video searchable
Mar 09, 2017 - 18:06
The changes will also see the company's partner program requirements simplified, and partner enablement and training enhanced. Some of the incentives it is offering include simplification of requirements and introduction of new partner specializations.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Clemson represents Duke's first ACC Tourney test
Mar 09, 2017 - 15:00
Syracuse is an extremely streaky team, and can catch fire and go cold at the snap of a finger, sometimes in the same game. In the season's first eight and last eight games, he struggled to string together consecutive double-figure scoring games.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top A Man's Guide to 'A Day Without Women'
Mar 08, 2017 - 11:32
Share the following images and pics of women's day on the social media to create awareness ofWomen'ss day importance. Some, such as Los Angeles Times opinion writer Meghan Duam, say the idea of striking is for privileged protesters.

Thoughts on Day One of the NFL Combine
Mar 08, 2017 - 10:57
The thing about Jackson is that anyone who ever saw him play would probably agree that a 4.13 was well within his limits. But he is a sound tackler with closing speed and hustle who just gets flat footed in coverage at times.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Preview Clips From Tonight's 'The Bachelor: Women Tell All' Special
Mar 08, 2017 - 02:26
Nick spends most of the episode confused, except for that one time he cried and thought about quitting the show. Since Vanessa's life (work and family) is in Canada and Nick is from The States, big decisions have to be made.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top OH senators Brown, Portman share concerns if ACA is repealed
Mar 07, 2017 - 14:51
When the Republican health care cuts come, women are likely to have to deal with the consequences in their daily lives. The bill would also end the requirement for individuals to have insurance, as well as most Obamacare-levied taxes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsène Wenger admits he favoured the long ball over Alexis Sánchez
Mar 07, 2017 - 14:17
I didn't, but if I would have thought after Wednesday if we could win against Arsenal , the answer would have been "no". Arsene Wenger chose one of the toughest periods of his Arsenal tenure to make one of his most reckless team selections.

General Motors Sells Opel, Vauxhall to PSA for $2.3 Billion
Mar 06, 2017 - 19:41
Labour MP Gavin Shuker, whose Luton constituency covers Vauxhall's Luton plant, said: "Glad to see the uncertainty over the PSA/GM deal is now over".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WWE Fastlane lineup: The full lineup for Sunday's show
Mar 06, 2017 - 19:40
Even a Bank Statement couldn't hold down Jax, but a handsome roll-up into a bridge showed that Banks isn't giving up just yet. But she again did it with the help of Sasha Banks, while Dana Brooke was not at ringside as Charlotte originally planned.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane Give Hosts Hope
Mar 06, 2017 - 17:58
Cheteshwar Pujara, though, suggested Virat Kohli's sparing use of Jadeja was down to the conditions at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. But Pujara looked set and India could have very well build on it but Josh Hazlewood had other plans in mind.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tottenham confirm three stars 50-50 for Everton game, two more unavailable
Mar 05, 2017 - 23:03
Lukaku's goal in the 81st minute halved Everton's deficit, sparking a mad scramble in the dying minutes of the match. Kane might just have the edge between them, perhaps because he plays for a superior team.

Logan Is Fifth-Highest R-Rated Opening Of All Time
Mar 05, 2017 - 22:35
The action scenes always ache with lament instead of playing for crowd-pleasing wows as they have in other "X-Men" flicks. And from that moment out I was arguing that we commit to making the film an R and he [Jackman] was backing me up.

Celebration on Franklin St. as UNC defeats Duke 90-83
Mar 05, 2017 - 13:22
That was clear during last season's run to the national championship game, with Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige leading the way. Yet, despite improved defense and continuing dominance in the paint, UNC could not pull away.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nintendo Switch Storage Cards Cannot Transfer Between Consoles
Mar 04, 2017 - 18:42
In case you were thinking of serving up a tasty platter of Nintendo Switch cartridges at your next dinner party, think again. Nintendo Switch release day has arrived, and gamers are still finding their way around the hybrid console's basic features.