GREENSBORO — In the moments before everything changed, North Carolina celebrated its 87-73 victory against Creighton at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday night in the third round of the NCAA tournament Midwest regional.
The Tar Heels (31-5), the top seed in the Midwest, spoke with pride and confidence about going to St. Louis later this week for the regional semifinals. They spoke with a sense of accomplishment after a thorough beating of the No. 8 Bluejays (29-6) – a victory that represented one of UNC’s most complete performances of the season.
John Henson, the UNC junior forward, spoke with resolve after returning from a wrist injury, and across the locker room P.J. Hairston, the freshman, was describing why the Heels’ 3-point defense had been so successful against Creighton, one of the nation’s best 3-point shooting teams.