North Carolina women's basketball will face No. 8 seed California in Waco, Texas on Saturday.
CHARLOTTE – It wasn’t the night they had envisioned, but for North Carolina’s graduating players – forward Luke Maye and guards Kenny Williams and Cameron Johnson – Friday’s 74-73 loss to Duke in the ACC Tournament semifinals was part of a larger goal.
CHARLOTTE — In the third meeting between the rivals this season, No. 3 seed Duke (28-5) got its revenge on No. 2 seed North Carolina (27-6) with a 74-73 win in the ACC Tournament semifinals.
At halftime of the ACC semifinals in Charlotte, No. 2 seed North Carolina is tied with No. 3 seed Duke, 44-44.
Johnson’s 14 first-half points were most instrumental in UNC’s 45-35 lead at the break – an advantage that would prove to be, in a postseason game against a tough conference opponent, good enough to advance.
CHARLOTTE – In the third game between the two schools this season, the No. 2 seed North Carolina men’s basketball team handled the No. 7 seed Louisville Cardinals, 83-70, to advance to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Charlotte, thanks to 19 points from senior forward Luke Maye.
For UNC men’s basketball, senior night was unmistakably the seniors’ night. Just don’t let first-year guard Coby White hear that.