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Luke Maye went from preferred walk-on to North Carolina March Madness folk hero

Luke Maye averaged 5.5 points per game this season for North Carolina. He is the eighth-leading scorer on the Tar Heels. Maye is a sophomore, and before this month’s NCAA tournament, he’d never scored more than 13 points in a college basketball game. Now Maye is one of the talks of the tournament and will sit in UNC folklore forever. (SB Nation)

UNC’s last-second jumper sends Kentucky into March sadness

No mystery to the Kentucky-North Carolina game Sunday. The Tar Heels were determined to stifle Kentucky’s star freshmen, De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, and make some other Wildcat win the game. Dominique Hawkins and Isaac Humphries were up to the task. But it wasn’t to be. Luke Maye’s final-second jumper won it for North Carolina, 75-73. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Video: Roy Williams, UNC Players Post-Kentucky Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams, forwards Luke Maye, Justin Jackson, and Kennedy Meeks speak with the media following the Tar Heels' 75-73 win over Kentucky in Memphis on Sunday to advance to the Final Four. View Video...

Social media reacts to North Carolina’s Elite 8 win over Kentucky

Social media erupted after Sunday’s thrilling game between North Carolina and Kentucky that the Tar Heels won to advance to a second straight Final Four. College basketball analyst Dick Vitale was amazed at the play -- and the shot -- from Luke Maye, who played his high school ball at Hough High, just outside Charlotte. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Tar Heels Cut Down the Nets in Memphis

Watch Roy Williams and the North Carolina players cut down the nets in Memphis after winning the NCAA Tournament South Region in a thrilling 75-73 win over Kentucky on Sunday. View Video...

Who is Luke Maye? How UNC's Elite Eight hero became MOP of loaded South Region

Many people who just watched the end of North Carolina's stunning 75-73 win against Kentucky wondered who the heck Luke Maye is. Maye, a sophomore forward Huntersville, N.C., became a Tar Heels legend Sunday when he hit a game-winning shot with 0.3 seconds left to secure North Carolina's record 20th Final Four appearance. (Sporting News)

Roy Williams, UNC Players Post-Kentucky Press Conference Transcript

Roy Williams: "Luke Maye was sensational in making baskets for us, made the big pass down court to Justin for the lay-up. Theo made some big free throws, and we're still sitting here. Feel great for these kids, and didn't know anything about this water routine in the locker room, so right now I'm soaking wet, but it's the best dad-gum bath I've ever had with my clothes on." (ASAP Sports)

When UNC needed a hero, Luke Maye delivered

He doesn’t look the part. He’s 6-foot-8, 235 pounds and a box of glazed donuts. He doesn’t jump like the other athletes on the UNC roster. Doesn’t move like them. Can’t soar the way they do. With just seconds remaining on Sunday, however, coach Roy Williams needed a hero. Luke Maye answered. Maye waited for the right moment to have the game of his life. (ESPN.com)

Luke Maye, UNC beat Kentucky in Elite Eight thriller

Luke Maye swished a 3-pointer from the wing with 0.3 seconds on the clock, propelling the Tar Heels past Kentucky, 75-73, and into their 19th Final Four. It was a thrilling conclusion to a matchup that lived up to all the pregame hype and delighted a capacity crowd at FedExForum. Chaos took hold in the final moments of action. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

John Calipari, Kentucky Players Post-UNC Press Conference Transcript

Kentucky Coach John Calipari: "You know, it's amazing that we were in that game where they practically fouled out my team. Amazing that we had a chance. So proud of how these guys fought. But hats off to Carolina. What a great team. Well-coached. Roy deserves to be there. They out-played us, but I am proud of these guys. Really am." (ASAP Sports)

Luke Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left, and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels' second straight trip to the Final Four and 20th all-time in Sunday's showdown of college basketball's elite in the South Regional. The Tar Heels (31-7) will play Midwest champ Oregon on Saturday in Phoenix in the national semifinal. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Kentucky

I can't believe that just happened. Let's just all take a moment and consider what just happened. UNC is going to the Final Four on the back of a Luke Maye 18-foot jump shot with 0.3 seconds remaining. Roy Williams doesn't always call timeouts, but when he does, he calls them with his team down five and 5:09 remaining. That timeout sent the Tar Heels off on a 12-0 gamechanging run. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 75, Kentucky 73

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 75-73 win over Kentucky an the Elite 8 on Sunday in Memphis. (View Box Score)

Rebounds, defense will make difference in UNC-UK round 2

UNC's road to the Final Four runs through a rematch with Kentucky that begs the Tar Heels to avenge their December loss in order to advance. Now, the two teams agree both parties play better defense, so don't expect a score as high as the 103-100 final from last time, but the Wildcats are more experienced and the Tar Heels even hungrier to return to the National Championship. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC-Kentucky rematch has the makings of another classic

North Carolina plays Kentucky in the Elite Eight Sunday, and it’s tempting to say that the first team to 100 wins. But last time they played, UNC scored 100 and lost. It happened in Las Vegas in December, and it may have been the game of the regular season in college basketball. Kentucky won, 103-100, behind 47 points from freshman guard Malik Monk. (Sports Illustrated)

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(6) North Carolina14-431-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
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Clemson6-1217-16
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Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23


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