UNC Basketball: Tar Heels face familiar opponent in round of 32

"I remember Paige taking over in the second half", Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said of the graduated UNC star who scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half.

The eighth-seeded Razorbacks, 77-71 NCAA Tournament South Regional first-round victors over the ninth-seeded Seton Hall Pirates Friday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C., and the No. 1 seeded Tar Heels, annihilating 16th-seed Texas Southern, 103-64 in Greenville, meet at 5:10 p.m. CDT on TNT in Greenville in the South Regional's second round.

Joel Berry was tentative climbing out of bed Saturday morning after North Carolina's NCAA Tournament First Round win. "I'm not 100 percent, but I'm getting close".

Texas was physically dominant in its first round game with huge advantages in height, strength and speed.

Tech was not as fortunate in the top of the sixth, as the Tar Heels again used a solo home run, its fifth of the series, to tie the game up at 2-2. Arkansas is pretty weak in rebounding outside of Kingsley, as there's no one else averaging over 3.9 RPG for the Razorbacks.

Woods has had his share of moments during his freshman campaign. Coach Roy Williams said he is "hopeful" the guard will return and he could have a big impact on the game. For the season, he is averaging about eight minutes a game and contributing nearly two points and two rebounds per contest. "And so just recently we've started seeing Seventh do the things that we thought he could do all along". "But I feel certain he'll be able to go".


"We have no idea what his ankle is going to be like in another 30 hours or whatever it is", Williams said. "They're very aggressive and play very hard on the defensive end". I don't think North Carolina will have a whole lot of trouble here as they plow forward for a likely Final Four berth. "He always told me what to do and how to do it". "I'm walking better than I was yesterday".

Woods was the top prospect in SC previous year and chose UNC, which he called his dream school, over SC.

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Grayson Allen had 21 points off five 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and second-seeded Duke continued its flawless postseason with an 87-65 victory over Troy in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night to start the East Region.

"They do a tremendous job helping us and simulating the other team", Meeks said, although he can acknowledge that, regardless of how much time available, no one on the Blue Team could sufficiently emulate Kingsley. Winborne entered the game to get a fly out to center field for the first out in the inning. He also is more vocal now than he was in high school, which should bode well in the future as his playing time and responsibilities increase when Berry graduates.

"I watched the Arkansas and Seton Hall game and I'm not too anxious", said Lindsay. I comprehend how every league is.

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