Make no mistake, the Irish can fill it. You just wouldn't have known it Friday. The Heels took everything from Notre Dame in a game deciding 24-0 run that bridged halftime.
Last month, Delaware state trooper Joshua Morris stopped by a court to play basketball with some local kids.— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 20, 2021
After hearing Ra’kir Allen hype him up through the game, Morris surprised Ra’kir with a pair of Currys.
Tonight, Steph repaid Morris’ kind actions with one of his own. pic.twitter.com/cDZ4xMrLh0
There were blocks, there were steals, and there was harried possession after harried possession. Notre Dame did not score a single point in 39 minutes of real time. Carolina can always score, but when they defend with intensity is when they ignite.
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UNC didn't even need a big night from Brice Johnson. He was on the bench for most of the big run, saddled by what seemed at the time to be potentially problematic foul trouble. Nope. With Marcus Paige bringing the crowd to its feet with some now nostalgic nastiness, with Isaiah Hicks trying to rip down every rim and every rebound, with Joel Berry slashing the Irish interior defense and jugular, Brice was just an unnecessary accessory.
It was the most dominant semifinal performance in ACC Tournament history. Now into their fifth championship game in the last six years, UNC looks poised to complete the ACC double and head into the NCAA Tournament as a championship favorite.
What a difference a couple weeks make since that first Duke loss.
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