March Madness – North Carolina became the only #1 seed to survive the regional final after beating the Fighting Irish. The Tar Heels reach the Final Four of March Madness for the 19th time in school history, a fourth time with Head Coach Roy Williams and first time since winning the National Championship in 2009.
NC forward Brice Johnson was the fantasy basketball star of the day. Johnson scored 24 points by going 10-of-15 from the field, plus 15 rebounds. It was his third consecutive game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Everybody knows how good the Tar Heels offensive rebounding was coming in, but in a tournament style format that no doubt includes some desperation shots, it becomes even more valuable. They out-rebounded ND by a wide margin 31-14.
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March Madness continues on April 2, 2016 when North Carolina will face #10 Syracuse in the Final Four.