Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey Post-UNC Quotes & Video
Mike Brey: "Let's give a lot of credit to North Carolina. They were fabulous. Their defense was a different level than what we've seen. We really had nowhere to go. There's two games here that we were in a one-possession game with four minutes to go before the half, and we turned it over a bunch. We were able to recover yesterday, but not today."
Roy Williams Post-Notre Dame Quotes & Audio
Roy Williams: “We feel very fortunate that game yesterday afternoon with the five extra minutes with the overtime, I think it did a lot to take some legs out of Notre Dame. We were fortunate. Today, I don't think they had their legs. They had 17 turnovers. But we played pretty well and happy as we can be to be in the finals." (Inside Carolina
Video: Roy Williams, Paige & Hicks Post-Notre Dame Press Conference
Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, and Isaiah Hicks speak to the media following the Tar Heels' 78-47 win over Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament semifinals on March 11, 2016.
Video: Tar Heels Route Notre Dame 78-47 - Highlights
Isaiah Hicks' double-double (11 points, career-high 15 rebounds) led five Tar Heels scoring in double-figures as the Heels topped Notre Dame 78-47 in the ACC Tournament Semifinals on March 11, 2016.
Recap: ACC Semifinals - UNC 78 Notre Dame 47
Sweet Fancy Moses. UNC turned up the defense and turned a one point game into a blow out by halftime as the Tar Heels advance to the ACC Championship with a 78-47 win over Notre Dame. Marcus Paige led UNC with 16 points and 7 assists versus zero turnovers. He was 5-9 from the field and 4-7 from three, looking very much like the Paige of old (Tar Heel Blog
Video: Isaiah Hicks was a Monster vs. Notre Dame
Isaiah Hicks pulled down a career-high 15 boards (7 offensive) to go along with 11 points and a pair of blocks in the Carolina victory over Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament semifinals on March 11, 2016.
This is the North Carolina we've been waiting for
So this is what all the North Carolina noise was about. The preseason No. 1 team in the country, the squad most everyone agreed had the most talent, the logical choice to win a national championship finally looked like it in the ACC Tournament semifinals. The Tar Heels went from 0 to over in five minutes. (ESPN.com
24-point run lifts UNC over Notre Dame 78-47 in ACC semis
With Marcus Paige leading the way, No. 7 North Carolina scored 24 consecutive points over a 9 1/2-minute span bridging halftime and easily beat defending champion Notre Dame 78-47 on Friday for a spot in the ACC Tournament final. UNC reached its record 34th ACC title game and fifth in the past six years. UNC will meet Virginia or Miami on Saturday. (Associated Press
Box Score: North Carolina 78, Notre Dame 47
View the complete box score from North Carolina's dominating 78-47 win over Notre Dame on Friday in the ACC Tournament semifinals. (View Box Score
Roy Williams, UNC in full March mode
Roy Williams is in full March mode. So, apparently, is his team. After UNC had worn down Pittsburgh Thursday in the ACC tournament quarterfinals, someone asked Williams whether he thought the Tar Heels had benefited from a lighter conference schedule in winning the regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the tournament over Virginia and Miami. (Washington Post
Tar Heels To Face Notre Dame In ACC Semis
Top-seeded UNC will try to advance to the ACC Tournament championship game for the fifth time in six years when it faces fourth-seeded Notre Dame on Friday at 7 p.m. in Washington, D.C. The game will be a rematch of last year's ACC Tournament final, a 90-82 Notre Dame win. Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, and Allison Williams will call the game for ESPN. (GoHeels.com
Notre Dame will only seem like an underdog to North Carolina
Mike Brey has never been one to mince words. Given the chance to answer a question with brutal honesty or tempered care, he will always go for brutal. So when asked -- delicately -- to describe how he believes his team is perceived, the Notre Dame coach chuckled almost to himself and then delivered his unvarnished opinion. (ESPN.com
Marcus Paige ready for big finale
This has been an up and down season for Marcus Paige, who scored a season-high 30 points at Florida State on Jan. 4 then endured a rugged four-game stretch when he was 5 of 35 from the field. “Now I am a senior and it is slowly coming to an end,” Paige said. “The more we play the more I get to play. This is our chance to build momentum for the rest of March.” (The Gazette
Playing with an edge, Joel Berry has become an offensive threat
Joel Berry has been exceptionally solid this season and is playing his best ball right now. After a 21 point performance in a loss to Virginia, Berry scored 20 points in UNC's 88-71 ACC tournament win over Pittsburgh on Thursday. "I picked up my intensity on defense which helped myself get going and make a play," Berry said after the win. (Carolina Blue
Hoops math points to UNC title
UNC doesn’t have a warrior in the Tyler Hansbrough mold or a point guard with the skills of Ty Lawson. There isn’t a 3-point marksman to rival Wayne Ellington. But when the Tar Heels open tonight’s semifinal round against defending champ Notre Dame, they should be able to take advantage of the same deep bench that helped make the ’08 and ’09 teams so successful. (WRAL Sports Fan