The UNC Tar Heels are heading to the Sweet Sixteen. Here is who will be waiting for them with a chance to advance to the Elite Eight.
The Round of 32 began with a thrilling start, as the defending National Champion Baylor Bears took on the eighth-seeded UNC Tar Heels. It looked as though the Tar Heels were cruising to a victory, but their 25-point lead in the second half disappeared, Brady Manek was ejected on a flagrant foul and the Bears forced overtime. However, North Carolina closed things out, picking up the 93-86 win.
With that, the Tar Heels have made it to the Sweet Sixteen. But, who will they be facing for the chance to reach the Elite Eight?
March Madness bracket update: Who does UNC play next?
The Tar Heels will be facing the winner of the No. 4 UCLA Bruins and No. 5 Saint Mary’s Gaels matchup. That game will tipoff at 7:10 p.m. later in the night.
Saint Mary’s coasted to an dominant 82-53 win over the No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers. As for UCLA, they overcame an upset bid by the No. 13 Akron Zips to win 57-53.
Against Baylor, guard RJ Davis led the way by scoring 30 points while shooting 8-for-17 from field and 9-for-10 from free throw line. Davis essentially clinched the win in overtime. With the Tar Heels leading 88-85, Davis drove to the basket and nailed the layup and got the and-one to secure extend their lead to 91-85 with a little over a minute remaining in overtime.
So there you have it North Carolina fans, they will be facing either UCLA or Saint Mary’s in the Sweet Sixteen.
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