ATLANTA — Florida State defeated North Carolina 85-82 in the ACC tournament championship game here on Sunday. The look back …
ATLANTA — When North Carolina returned to Chapel Hill following its 90-57 at Florida State on Jan. 14, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams wrote the number 33 on a board inside the team’s locker room.
ATLANTA — North Carolina and Florida State will meet on Sunday here at Philips Arena in the championship game of the ACC tournament. The Tar Heels will be seeking their 18th tournament championship, and the Seminoles their first.
And, oh yes, UNC is after something else, too: revenge. It was almost two months ago when Florida State embarrassed UNC in Tallahassee. The Seminoles’ 90-57 victory on Jan. 14 was the most lopsided defeat of Roy Williams nine seasons as the Tar Heels’ head coach.
A look at who has the edge in the rematch on Sunday:
Updated 7:48 p.m.
ATLANTA – Austin Rivers rued the fact he didn’t do exactly what he planned when he had the chance to send Duke’s semifinal against Florida State to overtime.
Seth Curry didn’t have time to think through what he wanted to do with his desperation attempt at the buzzer.
Either way, Duke’s top perimeter scorers missed 3-point heaves in the final seconds, allowing Florida State to eke past the Blue Devils for a 62-59 victory. The third-seeded Seminoles (23-9) will face top-seeded North Carolina (29-4) in Sunday’s championship.
ATLANTA — If John Henson’s injured left wrist keeps him out of North Carolina’s ACC tournament semifinal game against N.C. State here on Friday, the Wolfpack likely wouldn’t be too disappointed. Henson has simply dominated N.C. State throughout his career, and the Wolfpack hasn’t had any answer for him inside.
Here’s a look at how Henson has fared against N.C. State during the past three seasons:
ATLANTA — All North Carolina junior forward John Henson could do was brace himself and hope for the best. With about 15 minutes to play in the first half of the Tar Heels’ 85-69 victory against Maryland on Friday in the ACC tournament semifinals, Henson collided in the air with the Terrapins’ Ashton Pankey.
The collision came after Henson had secured a rebound, and he was attempting a follow shot when Pankey’s contact sent Henson tumbling. He lost his balance – and his footing – and used his left hand to break his fall. A media timeout provided Henson a brief reprieve, but he motioned to be taken out of the game after attempting a free throw.
ATLANTA — Top-seeded North Carolina defeated No. 8 Maryland 85-69 in the ACC tournament quarterfinals on Friday here at Philips Arena. The Tar Heels advanced to play No. 5 N.C. State today in the semifinals at 1 p.m.
A look back at UNC’s victory against the Terrapins:
ATLANTA — Top-seeded North Carolina defeated No. 8 Maryland 85-69 on Friday during the ACC tournament quarterfinals at Philips Arena.
Harrison Barnes and Reggie Bullock led the Tar Heels (28-4) with 15 points apiece, and Tyler Zeller added 14 points. James Michael McAdoo, the freshman forward, finished with 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds while playing a career-high 29 minutes.
Update, Friday: I had someone at WRAL look over this post on Thursday to make sure everything looked right, but I still heard totally different information about Thursday night shows on WRAL's 11 p.m. newscast. So ... if you taped a bunch of stuff last night and your Thursday shows weren't there, just set the DVR to tape the same block again tonight. The info for catching tonight's shows (overnight Saturday into Sunday am) should be correct.
The first round of the ACC tournament starts today at noon on WRAL, and while most of us are excited about the beginning of our annual "Great Cocktail Party," others will lament the preempting of CBS soaps, games shows, and talk shows.
The good news is that you can still see the shows on TV; the bad news is it's a tiny bit complicated (a less complicated alternative is CBS.com).
Read on for information on caatching shows missed on Friday...