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Indiana came into the game as one of the best outside shooting teams in the country, but it was North Carolina that couldn't miss on Friday.
While the Tar Heels came into the game making just 31.4 percent of shots from three-point range, they looked like the Golden State Warriors, making their first seven shots from beyond the arc and 10 of their first 13. They finished 11-of-20 from deep, although the game was well in hand by the time the misses came.
When North Carolina wasn't drilling shots from the outside, it was getting free chances from the charity stripe. Indiana was called for 27 fouls, and UNC finished 26-of-33 from the free-throw line. The No. 1 seed even got to the bonus before the first media timeout in the second half.
The Hoosiers ended up making 13 three-pointers themselves, but it was mostly too little, too late, as they failed to cut the deficit to single digits throughout the second half.
North Carolina was simply too dominant offensively with all five starters scoring at least 14 points in the win.
Marcus Paige set the tone of the game with 14 points in the first 10 minutes, finishing with 21 on 6-of-9 shooting from three-point range. He has had an inconsistent season, but this is a dangerous team if he is making shots. Brice Johnson also had a big showing with 20 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
Yogi Ferrell ended his senior year with 25 points in a loss, while Troy Williams scored 21, 20 of which came in the second half.
Justin Jackson filled up the box score with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. At times he was also the best player on the offensive end, ending the night with 14 points.
There will be a rematch of the ACC semifinals when No. 1 North Carolina takes on No. 6 Notre Dame. The last time these teams met, the Tar Heels left with a 78-47 win.
-Update by Rob Goldberg