5:05 PM ET, March 29, 2009
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Tar Heels prove too much for Sooners, advance to 2nd straight Final Four
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tyler Hansbrough deferred to his teammates -- just as he'd hinted he might.This was no one-on-one matchup down low. Instead, North Carolina rolled past Blake Griffin and Oklahoma with a total team effort.
Best Of The Best
Three of the most successful programs in the last 10 years will be participaring in this year's Final Four. Here's a look at the most Final Four appearances, by program, since 1999:
Schlabach: Stars AlignThe ACC's all-time leading scorer, Tyler Hansbrough, didn't hit double-figures versus Oklahoma on Sunday. That didn't even faze North Carolina, which is on its way to the Final Four. Story
• The Tar Heels advanced to their 18th Final Four and coach Roy Williams' seventh.
• None of the Tar Heels' four tournament wins have been by fewer than 12 points.
• Blake Griffin capped a terrific tournament with 23 points and 16 rebounds. His four-game totals were 114 points and 60 rebounds, both tournament highs.
• The win was UNC's 100th all-time tournament win.
• Ty Lawson led the Tar Heels with 19 points.
• Carolina will face Villanova Saturday.
-- ESPN research
UNC threw a blanket over Oklahoma, but now the Tar Heels draw a deeper foe. Story
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-54 (.444)||26-51 (.510)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-19 (.105)||5-14 (.357)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-16 (.625)||15-16 (.938)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
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