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Theo Pinson (1) puts his hands over his head during UNC's loss to Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 18 in Charlotte.

'It's over:' Berry and Pinson end UNC careers with second-round NCAA Tournament loss

CHARLOTTE — When Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson checked out of Sunday night’s game, they did so together, just like they’ve done so many other times. Together for a national championship loss, and for a national championship win. Together for their senior night speeches, and for the Instagram videos of them dancing to Migos. And now, together for one last time as members of the North Carolina men’s basketball team.


Cameron Johnson (13) gets a high five from Garrison Brooks (15) while running off the court against Duke during the ACC semifinals on March 9 in Brooklyn. Photo courtesy of David Welker, theACC.com

West Region preview: a look at the other top teams UNC could face

With the brackets unveiled on Selection Sunday, the NCAA tournament field is now set. The North Carolina men's basketball team heads to the West region as the No. 2 seed, where it will face off with some familiar faces and some new opponents. Here's a look at some of the teams UNC could have to face to make it back to a third straight Final Four.


North Carolina guard Joel Berry II (2) walks off the floor after UNC's loss to Duke on March 3.

Top-ranked Virginia downs North Carolina in ACC Tournament Championship, 71-63

BROOKLYN — The North Carolina basketball team knew what lay ahead of it at the beginning of the week. An ACC Championship title was at stake.  Against top-seeded Virginia, the Tar Heels needed every bit of offensive and defensive power it could muster. But carried by the momentum after wins against No. 24 Miami and No. 5 Duke, UNC managed to make some shots against the Cavaliers. Even so, Virginia offered a litmus test for the Tar Heels to see how it compares to other national title contenders. And Saturday proved that UNC has work left to do.