NCAA Tournament: Can North Carolina Be Stopped?

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NCAA Tournament: Can North Carolina Be Stopped?
We all know the UCLA Bruins decided to show the nation that they can score, but can the North Carolina Tar Heels be stopped?

Again, the Heels won by double digits with a 21-point victory over the Washington State Cougars in the Sweet 16.

UNC improved to 24-1 in NCAA games played in North Carolina, with their only loss coming on black Sunday, in which both Duke and North Carolina lost on the same day.

The ACC Champs took a big lead at the half and put it on the Cougars defensively holding them to 31 percent from the field and 12 percent from the three-point line.

This is surprising from a team with four seniors and one junior averaging double figures in points.

This was the first time in this year's tourney that North Carolina didn't score 100 points. But they didn't need to.  Junior Tyler Hansbrough, who had 18 points and nine rebounds, paced UNC.

Junior Danny Green added 15, and Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson added 13 and 12 points.

With balanced scoring and tough defense, can the Heels be slowed until the championship game?

The Heels have to erase from their minds last year's loss in the Elite Eight to Georgetown in overtime.

The one thing that makes the Tar Heels difficult to defend is their ability to push the ball up the floor with their fast-paced offense led by speedy point guard Ty Lawson.  He's considered the fasted guard in the country.

So they now take on Louisville who took down Tennessee by 19 points.  The game will be played in Charlotte, NC so one would assume that North Carolina would have the home crowd.

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