North Carolina blows out Saint Peter's, advances to Final Four
North Carolina ended Saint Peter’s historic Cinderella run on Sunday afternoon, 69-49. The Tar Heels also clinched a berth in the Final Four alongside arch rival Duke.
The Tar Heels and Blue Devils will meet again next Saturday — the first such matchup in the NCAA Tournament in the history of this rivalry.
North Carolina jumped out to a 7-0 lead vs. the Peacocks and only got more dominant from there. UNC eventually led by as many as 27 points en route to the dominating win.
Brady Manek was sensational once again. He scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting and grabbed 8 rebounds.
Armando Bacot scored 20 points and hauled in a game-high 22 rebounds. He also tied Tim Duncan for the most double-doubles in a single season by an ACC player with 29.
This is North Carolina’s 21st appearance in the Final Four all-time. That’s more than any other program — UCLA is second with 18 trips to the Final Four.
Kansas and Villanova will meet in the other semifinal in New Orleans next week.
Duke and North Carolina will tipoff shortly after Game 1 on Saturday night.