Day 3 in Jacksonville!
The Daily Tar Heel NCAA crew — Senior Writer Aaron Dodson, Sports Editor Grace Raynor and Senior Photographer Halle Sinnott — is now getting set for the No. 4 seed North Carolina men's basketball team's Round of 32 matchup with fifth-seeded Arkansas on Saturday night at 8:40 p.m.
To be honest, we're just all happy to still be here. In the North Carolina locker room Thursday night and Friday afternoon after UNC's 67-65, nail-biter win over Harvard on Thursday, the phrase "sigh of a relief" was thrown around quite a bit.
For a while during the game, it looked like the Tar Heels would be packing their bags and heading home early, especially after Siyani Chamber's 4-point play with 1:15 left to go have the Crimson a 65-63 lead.
That shot was like a dagger in my heart. I thought the fun was over — that I'd have to leave sunny Florida and go back to the miserable like of a second-semester senior with about 50 days until graduation.