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Video: Luke Maye Sends UNC to the Final Four

North Carolina sophomore forward Luke Maye drains a 20-foot jump shot with 0.3 seconds remaining to down Kentucky 75-73 in the South Regional finals in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday. View Video...

Video: UNC Locker Room Post-Kentucky Celebration

Go behind the scenes and join the Tar Heels in the locker room as they celebrate their 75-73 Elite 8 win over Kentucky on Sunday in Memphis. View Video...

Joel Berry: UNC's Tough Little Nut

The tears flowed once Joel Berry reached the locker room not long after North Carolina’s Elite Eight classic with Kentucky began. After battling the previous 10 days through a right ankle injury to help his team reach this final NCAA Tournament day of March, the junior point guard sprained his left ankle on a drive less than five minutes into the game. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's 7 seconds of brilliance was years in the making

So much goes into a play such as Luke Maye’s 18-foot jumper to give the Tar Heels a 75-73 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament South Region final. It started with the basics, and moved quickly into the kind of nuance that decides who gets to play on college basketball’s grandest stage and who must live with a most sudden and impactful defeat. (Sporting News)

North Carolina's Joel Berry played on two bad ankles

Only the few present behind closed doors at UNC’s practice on Saturday knew point guard Joel Berry II sprained his right ankle. Everyone knew he sprained his left ankle five minutes into Sunday’s South Regional Final. It was serious enough to send the junior to the locker room. It was the second time Berry retreated to the locker room with a sprained ankle this NCAA tournament. (Orange County Register)

McGuire’s Miracle Documentary

The 60th anniversary documentary of "McGuire's Miracle" is centered around the events and characters that fueled one of the most storied collegiate sports seasons ever - that of the undefeated 1957 UNC men’s National Champion basketball team. This original documentary film will chronicle the story of the men who coached and played when Tar Heel basketball came of age. (Tar Heel Times)

Video: UNC-Kentucky Complete Game Highlights

Watch complete game highlights from North Carolina's thrilling 75-73 win over Kentucky to win the NCAA Tournament's South Region in Memphis on Sunday; a game decided by UNC sophomore Luke Maye's game-winning jumper with 0.3 seconds remaining. View Video...

UNC’s Luke Maye etches his name in tournament lore with shot to beat Kentucky

Go ahead: call it a miracle. Luke Maye, who walked on to the North Carolina basketball team, responded to a game-tying three-pointer from Kentucky’s Malik Monk with a game-winner of his own, sending the Tar Heels back to the Final Four. It stunned the crowd and made Maye the talk of the nation, but you know what? UNC does not really believe in miracles. (Sports Illustrated)

Maye Madness: Tar Heels win regional on last-second jumper

In a matter of milliseconds as Sunday reached an epic conclusion, North Carolina guard Joel Berry went from thinking Luke Maye’s last-second shot looked good to being convinced of its game-clinching accuracy. “He went right up into it with confidence,” Berry said. “When he let it go and started to skip back, shoot, I knew it. I was just waiting for it to go in.” (Burlington Times News)

Redemption tour continues for Tar Heels, who are headed to Final Four

UNC’s veteran players were quick to find meaning and gratification in returning to the Final Four. “It’s been everyone’s duty to get back to the Final Four,” senior guard Nate Britt said Sunday after the Tar Heels defeated Kentucky 75-73. “We’ve been saying it, but for us to actually accomplish it, I think that speaks volumes of how dedicated we’ve been.” (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels know they’re tough enough

When the Tar Heels bring their lunch pails this season, they’re a step ahead of everyone in the nation. When they settle for bad shots and don’t bring maximum effort on defense, the Heels could get embarrassed by the likes of Georgia Tech or Miami. It was clear on Sunday night, the Tar Heels decided they were leaving Memphis with nothing left in the tank. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC-Kentucky: Making the Easy Play

In a game that should be remembered as a Roy Williams coaching masterpiece, an X’s and O’s clinic that his detractors can no longer overlook, UNC’s 75-73 win over Kentucky came down to the simplest of fundamentals. Luke Maye’s game-winner was not the result of a tactical move by Williams. It was simply a matter of Theo Pinson making the easy play. (Inside Carolina)

Luke Maye’s Late Jumper Downs Kentucky, Sends UNC to the Final Four

Big time players make big time plays in big time games. Luke Maye showed Sunday in Memphis he is indeed, a big time player, as his jumper from the left wing with 0.3 seconds remaining gave the top-seeded Tar Heels a thrilling 75-73 victory over the No. 2 seed Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA South Regional Final–and earned the program a trip to its 20th Final Four. (

Lucas: Ken-dang-tucky

Whether it was your first Tar Heel miracle or your 20th, they never get old, and you never forget them. I’m telling you this right now: in 27 years, you might not remember your third-grade teacher’s name or the lyrics to that song you think you’ll never forget, but you will remember where you were and who you were with and how you celebrated when Luke Maye beat Ken-dang-tucky. (

Maye makes name known by sinking shot to send UNC back to Final Four

A reporter told Luke Maye that he was the Kris Jenkins of the game. Call Malik Monk the Marcus Paige, then, after the Wildcat freshman sank a game-tying three with 7.2 seconds to play. "I don't know about that," May said. "I knew I had confidence in myself and I wanted to prove people wrong -- people who said I wasn't going to be able to play here." (WRAL Sports Fan)

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