Final four minutes doom Miami in loss to UNC

  • Final four minutes doom Miami in loss to UNC

Final four minutes doom Miami in loss to UNC

The Miami Hurricanes led 14-0 seven minutes into the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, and it looked for a moment like they would have a repeat performance against North Carolina.

For a second straight year, Tobacco Road's biggest rivals will be played on Flatbush Avenue.

"We said we were going to do everything we could the next 364 days to put ourselves in a better position", Beard recalled, "and I think we've done that". Forty-two seconds later, Pinson dribbled through the Miami press and threw down a slam that had the UNC fans chanting "Taarrr!" Duke held North Carolina to just 37 percent shooting and held a plus-4 advantage on the boards, while limiting the Tar Heels bench to just four points on 2 of 7 shooting. The Duke fans who remained at Barclays after watching their team win the earlier game had a blast watching the Tar Heels struggle.

All boast double-figure scoring averages, and Duke averages 85 points per game on the season. I'm going to be ready. Woody Durham, former longtime "Voice of the Tar Heels", died early Wednesday at 76 after a lengthy illness. Bagley scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting and pulled down 15 rebounds.

Bagley, who posted his 20th double-double of the season in the Notre Dame win, tied for third-most points by a freshman in an ACC Tournament game, matching the 33 points scored Georgia Tech's Mark Price in the 1983 semifinals versus Virginia. Both teams still have plenty to play for, especially Duke who has an outside shot at a one seed.

"Every coach in the country thinks his team's a tournament", Orange coach Jim Boeheim said. The Tar Heels missed their first 13 shots.

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Theo Pinson knew that he and his fellow starters would eventually get around to putting the ball in the basket Thursday. But in the rematch in the season finale last Saturday, the Blue Devils exacted revenge at Cameron Indoor Stadium, beating the Tar Heels, 74-64.

Every Tar Heel starter has played a minimum of 30 minutes on back to back nights, so exhausted legs could be a factor for North Carolina.

With Pinson playing like this, it gives the Tar Heels three stars along with Joel Berry and Luke Maye.

Roy Williams tried to limit the pressure after Thursday's games.

But then Woods' three-point play, at 12:51 in the first half, finally got the Heels on the board and it was Izundu's second foul.

Duke has multiple weapons, but when Allen is firing away from outside it makes the Blue Devils that much more hard to beat.

Miami: The Hurricanes' next stop is the NCAA Tournament.