This is nothing new for the Tar Heels and Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams, who is in his fifth Final Four with UNC and ninth overall dating to his time with Kansas. Luke Maye calmly sank the 20-footer, giving North Carolina a 75-73 with 0.3 seconds remaining in the game. Maye hit the winning basket that gave North Carolina a 75-73 win.
This time it was North Carolina playing the kind of tough defense it does not always play, and certainly didn't play when December's game turned into a 4x100 relay.
Kentucky reversed a Tar Heels lead with about 5 minutes to play with a 10-2 spurt.
Gonzaga finally parlayed two decades of excellence into its first trip to college basketball's showcase. The first time Kentucky and Carolina had played this season, in December, it was 103-100 Kentucky, and Malik Monk made the shot to win the game. The Tar Heels' largest lead was nine. "Somebody said you played with a group you never played before". "Believe it or not, we have practices where we play with a 15-second shot clock because I want them to push the ball hard enough to get a great shot in 15 seconds, not just throw it up".
It was the third straight game the Gamecocks were trailing at the half and went on to win.
OR is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on a Saturday. Then, a baseball inbounds pass found Christian Laettner under the basketball, giving him a chance to hit a fade away basketball as time expired.
Williams said Maye's game-winner isn't redemption for the Villanova loss but noted he yelled at Paige after this win. He's more like the fifth, maybe even the seventh as far as scoring options in the grand scheme of North Carolina's player rotation. "We felt like everything was going good for us, it was just the ball wasn't falling in, and we just needed a couple more stops", Thornwell said.
"I'm thinking, 'Please don't put them in our bracket, ' " he said.
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The Final Four will air on CBS on Saturday, with SC and Gonzaga set to play at 6:09 p.m. and North Carolina and OR at 8:49 p.m.
Never before had the NCAA Tournament pitted powerhouse programs that have so dominated March.
SC guard Duane Notice said his team's run is no surprise.
He says, "We get the lead and then we break down". OR makes its first trip since 1939 ... so the Ducks are no regulars, either. "We wanted them to go attack". Pinson reached the lane and dished to Maye, who rose up and swished a jumper for the last of his career-high 17 points.
"I just shot it and luckily, it went in", Maye said. "It was a great feeling".
But after winning the Most Outstanding Player of the South Regional over some of the biggest stars in the country on UNC and Kentucky, the future for Maye as a player looks bright. The win marks the first-ever Final Four appearance for the Gamecocks. In one stretch after halftime, Maye connected on a 3-pointer, an old-fashioned 3-point play, and another bucket when the Heels were struggling to score.
· Isaac Humphries and De'Aaron Fox were named to the All-South-Region Team. Fox and Adebayo wept side by side in the locker room. Kentucky responded with an 11-7 spurt to get within 38-33 with 1:58 to go in the half.
"They talk every year about how it's wide open, but there's two 1s in there and there's two 1s in there all the time".