COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hours before the No. 1 seed North Carolina men's basketball team knocked off No. 16 seed Iona, Washington similarly put the clamps on Utah State to earn a spot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The No. 9 seed Huskies (27-8) defeated the No. 8 seed Aggies, 78-61, behind senior Noah Dickerson's double-double. The 6-foot-8 forward had no trouble with Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year Neemias Queta and torched him for 20 points and 12 rebounds.
It was certainly not Dickerson's first big-time performance of the season. In 35 games this year, he is averaging 12.4 points and 7.5 rebounds.
He's had eight double-doubles this season, including a 24-point, 17-rebound outburst in a win over Texas A&M on Nov. 20.
However, Dickerson is not the only player whom UNC (28-6) needs to watch out for on Sunday afternoon. Here are two more names to know for the Huskies.