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.
Brandon Knight scored 22 points and fourth-seeded Kentucky restored some order to the Final Four with a 76-69 win over second-seeded North Carolina on Sunday in the East Regional final.
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.