North Carolina's John Henson is injured, but a balanced Tar Heel attack tops the Maryland Terrapins and puts the Heels into the semifinals.
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The Carolina Basketball Museum will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for free tours by fans attending NCHSAA cahmpionship games next door at the Dean E. Smith Center.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association notes that fans attending the state basketball championships Saturday will have a great opportunity to see another attraction in Chapel Hill.
The Carolina Basketball Museum is a showcase of the great tradition of Tar Heel basketball and is being made available for fans of the NCHSAA championship. There is no charge to tour the museum, which will open at 9 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The museum is located in the Ernie Williamson building next to the Smith Center. It contains a great collection of memorabilia and displays about the history of Carolina basketball. Fans attending the NCHSAA finals can visit the museum prior to their team's championship or after they leave the high school game during museum hours of operation.
The first game at the Smith Center tips off at noon and sends Chocowinity Southside against defending champion Bishop McGuinness of Kernersville for the 1-A women's championship. Four games are scheduled for the Smith Center and the other four will be played at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.
The Ravenscroft boys basketball team will have a chance to play for the ESPNHS National High School Invitational championship later this month.
Cardinal Gibbons' Morgan Reid is the Carolina Six 3A girls basketball player of the year.
Denzel Ingram of Chapel Hill is the Carolina Six 3A boys basketball player of the year.
Updated 10:42 p.m.
DURHAM -- Ever since it beat North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Feb. 8, Duke has played Austin Rivers’ dramatic game-winning shot on its video board before each home game as a way of inciting the crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
From Roy Williams to Kendall Marshall, many of the Tar Heels’ coaches and players took a long look at the highlight when it was shown Saturday.
Rather than stew silently, Marshall told his teammates what he thought.
“When they showed the big-time shot Austin hit, I just brought my team together and told them I thought it was extremely disrespectful,” Marshall said.
See video highlights from the Wolfpack's overtime loss to Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum.
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