NCAAB Game Recap - Louisville at North Carolina
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Prov
62
Vill
73
F
Akr
46
Buff
82
F
NCSU
56
UVA
76
F
Sac
73
Mont
79
F
TCU
61
KansSt
70
F
Bois
69
Nev
77
F
USC
75
Wash
78
F
ChiSt
49
NMSt
86
F
LaTec
56
OlDom
57
F
UCRiv
44
UCIrv
63
F
CSNor
68
UCSB
71
F
NIU
80
Toled
76
F
Lou
70
UNC
83
F
StJon
54
Marq
86
F
WVU
79
TxTch
74
F
S UT
83
N CO
64
F
NM
83
UtSt
91
F
UCLA
72
AzSt
83
F
UMKC
64
UtVal
71
F
N TX
51
W Ky
67
F
UCDav
71
CS-Ful
75
F(OT)
DelSt
57
NCC
75
F
CenAR
65
SeLA
79
F
Ball
86
BGSU
99
F
Syr
72
Duke
84
F
GTown
57
Seton
73
F
Tex
57
Kansas
65
F
MTSt
84
E WA
90
F
Marsh
73
SoMis
82
F
Seatt
75
GrCan
84
F
Oreg
66
Utah
54
F
AF
50
Fres
76
F
IaSt
83
Baylor
66
F
CenMI
89
Kent
81
F
Crei
61
Xav
63
F
VaTec
63
FlaSt
65
F(OT)
PorSt
71
Web
81
F
Colora
73
OrSt
58
F
CSBak
70
TexPA
85
F
SDSU
63
UNLV
55
F
Lamar
72
NOrl
76
F
BethC
71
How
80
F
UAB
85
TexSA
76
F
LongB
68
HI
66
F
GrgWas
57
GMas
61
F
Nebras
69
MD
61
F
Mizzu
71
Aub
81
F
Tul
68
Mem
83
F
SthAL
70
ULLa
69
F
Rich
68
StLou
71
F
ULMo
80
CoCar
50
F
TexAM
54
MisSt
80
F
Ill
62
Iowa
83
F
ECU
57
WichSt
73
F
StJos
92
Duques
86
F
PSU
72
Minn
77
F(OT)
Alab
62
Miss
57
F
SMU
74
Tuls
65
F
LaSal
57
URI
76
F
Ind
75
OhSt
79
F
UConn
80
SoFL
73
F
Ark
50
Fla
66
F

Mar 14, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

T

(7) Louisville (20-13)

35

35

70

(2) North Carolina (27-5)

45

38

83

No. 3 North Carolina beats Louisville 83-70 in ACC quarters
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:01 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Roy Williams continues to preach to Coby White to play aggressive while staying under control.

The freshman point guard is learning to walk that fine line for third-ranked North Carolina.

Luke Maye had 19 points and nine rebounds, White added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists - and committed just one turnover - and North Carolina beat Louisville 83-70 on Thursday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.

"I'm trying to make the easy play," White said. "I'm trying not to force it."

White's controlled play has the second-seeded Tar Heels in line for a run at their second ACC Tournament championship in four years and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

"I get on him about his shots and I get on him about his turnovers," Williams said. "But he is making much better decisions. It's attack, attack, attack. That's what we talk about all the time. We want to attack like crazy and be under control."

Maye was stellar as he has been for most of his career with the Tar Heels, taking over on the glass in the second half and scoring from all three levels on offense - attacking the basket, knocking down mid-range jumpers and stroking 3-pointers.

Cameron Johnson chipped in with 14 points - all in the first half - to help the Tar Heels (27-5) extend their winning streak to eight games.

Dwayne Sutton had 14 points for Louisville (20-13).

The Cardinals beat North Carolina by 19 on Jan. 12 in Chapel Hill - Williams' worst home loss ever as Tar Heels coach - using their size and length to disrupt shooters and control the glass.

North Carolina had no trouble in the rubber match between the teams.

The Tar Heels built a 45-35 lead at the half behind Johnson and White, who got the basket with ease. But the lead hovered around 10 for most of the second half until the Tar Heels got their transition game going with eight straight points on run outs - including four by Kenny Williams - to stretch the lead to 18 with 6:24 left.

Louisville coach Chris Mack called North Carolina's transition game "phenomenal."

"They are as fast as any team I've coached against," Mack said. "And you talk about it, you talk about it, but talking doesn't prepare you sometimes. And you give those guys credit, they were shot out of a cannon, that ball was up the floor and in such a hurry and got to the rim."

WILLIAMS SHOULD BE FINE

Kenny Williams had a rough outing physically, injuring his shoulder while colliding in the first half and then taking a finger to the eye late in the second. However, Williams said he expects his senior guard will be fine for Friday night joking that "he's just a little soft."

AVENGING LOSS

Maye, who grew up in the Charlotte suburb of Huntersville, was excited to get a win in his return home especially after the Tar Heels lost here in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Texas A&M.

"I love coming back to Charlotte and this was a big win for us," Maye said.

WELL PREPARED

Mack believes the Cardinals are well prepared for the NCAA Tournament after competing in the ACC with three teams ranked in the top five in the country.

"I told these guys in the locker room that we have played the best teams in the country," Mack said. "I mean there's a reason that y'all are talking about a possibility, not saying it's going to happen, a possibility of three No. 1 seeds. That's incredible. ... It's the best conference in the country, in my opinion."

BIG PICTURE

Louisville: Despite the loss, the Cardinals appear to have a good chance to get an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament as a 20-win team in a tough conference.

North Carolina: The Tar Heels arrived in Charlotte chasing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and if they continue to play like this over the next two days they'll be a lock to get one.

UP NEXT

Louisville: Will await word on an NCAA Tournament bid.

North Carolina: Will face the winner Duke-Syracuse winner in the semifinals Friday night.

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Leaders

Louisville PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Fore 0 0 1 1 0 0
D. Sutton 14 0 4 6 0 1
North Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Platek 0 0 1 0 0 0
C. White 19 0 6 7 1 0

Team Comparison

Lou UNC
Points For 70 83
Field Goals 27/66-41% 30/65-46%
Three Pointers 11/36-31% 7/20-35%
Free Throws 5/8-62% 16/21-76%
Offensive Rebounds 6 9
Defensive Rebounds 29 35
Rebounds 37 51
Blocks 2 4
Steals 2 5
Turnovers 11 9
Personal Fouls 20 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - UNC Leads Series 2-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 12 Lou 83 @ UNC 62 K. Fore 2 L. Black 2
Sat Feb 2 UNC 79 @ Lou 69 B. Huffman 2 K. Fore 2
Thu Mar 14 Lou 70 @ UNC 83 R. McMahon 3 S. Manley 2

Game Information

Stadium: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Attendance: 19,691
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