The Tarheels are the best transition team in college basketball — with Kendall Marshall running the point. Without him, they’ll need to focus on maximizing their greatest strength and that’s their size.
Nolan Smith had 20 points and the Duke Blue Devils ended No. 6 North Carolina’s run of big comebacks at the ACC tournament, beating the Tar Heels 75-58 in Sunday’s final.
Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 27 points and hit the go-ahead free throws with 47 seconds left, helping North Carolina edge No. 10 Kentucky 75-73 on Saturday.