Miami Defeats UNC for ACC Tournament Crown
Miami 87, North Carolina 77
One of the best games of the season took place at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday as the Miami Hurricanes and North Carolina Tar Heels put on a shooting clinic in the ACC Tournament Final.
P.J. Hairston of UNC and Trey McKinney-Jones of Miami set the nets on fire with their three-point shooting. Both players made six shots from beyond the arc.
During the stretch run of the second half, Miami was able to break the UNC zone and jump ahead for good.
With the victory, the Hurricanes won their first ever ACC Tournament Championship.
Miami 87, North Carolina 77 (Final)
Congrats to UM basketball on our 1st ACC Championship , A team w. Heart and Passion. Larkin is a Awesome Player. Hurricane 4 life— Ray Lewis (@raylewis) March 17, 2013
Miami should get a #1 Seed. No doubt about it. Congrats to Jim Larranaga.— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) March 17, 2013
Miami 85, North Carolina 77 (0:17 Second Half)
Shane Larkin keeps making free throws and the wait for a No. 1 seed is about to start for the Hurricanes.
Miami 83, North Carolina 75 (0:24 Second Half)
FACT: No team has ever won the ACC regular season and conference tournament and NOT been a number one seed.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 17, 2013
Miami 81, North Carolina 73 (0:38 Second Half)
Hairston misses a three, Miami going back to the free throw line.
Miami 81, North Carolina 73 (0:55 Second Half)
Shane Larkin sinks two free throws for Miami.
UNC is down 79-73 w/ 1:06 left - calls timeout.— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 17, 2013
Miami 79. North Carolina 71 (1:21 Second Half)
McKinney-Jones sinks a three for Miami.
Miami 76, North Carolina 71 (1:54 Second Half)
The Hurricanes are beginning to take some time off of the clock.
Free throw shooting will be crucial now.
Miami 74, North Carolina 71 (3:22 Second Half)
Clutch jumper by Marcus Paige to make it a one possession game.
Miami 72, North Carolina 69 (3:47 Second Half)
Reggie Bullock has a chance to tie it up before the final media timeout.
Bullock has an open look from three but can not make the shot.
24 combined three-pointers & 15 combined turnovers today so far.— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 17, 2013
Miami 72, North Carolina 67 (5:04 Second Half)
The crowd in Greensboro has been quieted by a 8-0 Miami run.
McAdoo tries to end the run but he is called for a charge and the ball goes back to the Hurricanes.
Fourth foul on P.J. Hairston, 5:26 left— Bret Strelow (@bretstrelow) March 17, 2013
Miami 69, North Carolina 67 (6:17 Second Half)
Trey McKinney-Jones hits his fifth three-pointer of the game for the Hurricanes.
At the under-eight media timeout.
UNC 67, Miami 66 with 6:31 left. I have no idea what's going to happen, and that's awesome.— Robbi Pickeral (@bylinerp) March 17, 2013
North Carolina 65, Miami 64 (7:51 Second Half)
Welcome back, Shane Larkin.
The zone had shut down the Miami guard until he sunk a shot from beyond the arc.
Larkin's driving in the paint has been nullified by the UNC zone.
North Carolina 63, Miami 61 (8:24 Second Half)
Hairston does it himself on a drive in the paint and he is fouled.
UNC back up by four after the two free throws made by Hairston.
North Carolina 63, Miami 61 (8:39 Second Half)
Big rejection by Gamble on McAdoo in the paint.
This game will come down to the final possession.
This is what March is all about.— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) March 17, 2013
10 ties & 14 led changes so far.— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 17, 2013
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