Carolina Crushes Saint Peter’s, will Meet Duke in Final Four
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — North Carolina crushed all hope of a March Madness miracle, getting 20 points and 22 rebounds from Armando Bacot in a wire-to-wire 69-49 runaway over 15th-seeded Saint Peter’s. The eighth-seeded Tar Heels made their record 21st Final Four. Next on their list is none other than archrival Duke and its soon-to-be-retiring coach, Mike Krzyzewski. North Carolina and Duke have never played in the NCAA Tournament, much less the Final Four. Saint Peter's was the story of the tournament but the Peacocks fell behind early against the Tar Heels and never made it close.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saint Peter's saw its fantastic run in the NCAA Tournament end with a 69-49 loss to North Carolina in the East Region final. The Peacocks were the first No. 15 seed to ever reach the Elite Eight. Saint Peter’s missed 16 of its first 20 shots and never led. Saint Peter's was the story of the tournament after it beat No. 2 seed Kentucky, No. 7 Murray State and No. 3 Purdue. The basketball team put the tiny commuter college in Jersey City, New Jersey on the map.