NC State offered Raleigh’s Anton Gill a scholarship when he was in high school at Ravenscroft. He went to Louisville instead, and nearly single-handedly knocked the Wolfpack out of the NCAA tournament Friday.
The Louisville Cardinals, with 24 points from Montrezl Harrell and an unexpected second-half burst from Anton Gill, ended the NC State Wolfpack's season with a 75-65 win in the Sweet 16 on Friday night.
Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points, including the game-winning layup with five seconds left, to give South Carolina a 67-65 win over North Carolina in the regional semifinals of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Friday night at Greensboro Coliseum.
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There weren’t as many tears inside the North Carolina locker room this time, and the sadness, the hurt, were more muted than when UNC ended its season a year ago. There was, mostly, a sense the Tar Heels had been here before – close but far.
North Carolina’s season ended Thursday night with a 79-72 loss against Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament – a defeat that will be remembered for the Tar Heels’ inability to hold a second half lead, again, and for a comeback attempt in the final minute that proved futile.
North Carolina junior guard Marcus Paige spoke on Thursday after his team's season-ending loss against Wisconsin as if he expects everyone with remaining eligibility to return next season – including himself.
North Carolina junior guard Marcus Paige spoke Thursday night after his team’s season-ending loss against Wisconsin as if he expects everyone with remaining eligibility to return next season – including himself.
Dean Smith left each of the varsity letterman he coached at North Carolina $200 for a “dinner out,” according to a letter one of his attorneys sent to his former players that was posted to Twitter on Thursday.
Perhaps nothing about UNC’s game against Wisconsin on Thursday in an NCAA tournament West Regional semifinal will be as challenging as defending Frank Kaminsky, who’s among the front-runners for national player of the year.