After their win today, the UNC Tar Heels are one victory away from returning to the NCAA Final Four. That makes their NCAA Tournament winning streak (9 games) the longest as they haven’t lost an NCAA tournament game in over 3 years now. You may ask how that is possible? Didn't Duke win the title last year? Well a year ago, North Carolina was headed to New York for the NIT Final Four. So because they didn’t play in the tournament, they didn’t lose any NCAA tournament games.
The second-seeded Tar Heels look strong with only one starter remaining from the team that failed to reach so many over-expectations last season. The Tar Heels easily dispatched No. 11 Marquette 81-63 to advance to the East Regional final.
They will play either No. 4 seed Kentucky or top-seeded Ohio State on Sunday.
It was a game that showcased these Tar Heels at their best as they were scoring in transition, feeding their big men, dominating the boards to take as much as a 33-point lead; but also at their most frustrating period of the game they were missing shots, failing to feed their big guys, allowing the Golden Eagles to chip back to within 14.