North Carolina vs. Oklahoma
Memphis, Tenn. (NCAA Tournament – Elite Eight)
TV:CBS-WFMY /Westwood One Radio:790AM/Tar Heel Sports Radio Network:94.1FM, 1150AM-WBAG, 1360AM-WCHL, 1440AM-WLXN
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No. 1 seed North Carolina (31-4) will face the No. 2 seed, Oklahoma (30-5) this afternoon for the right to go to the Final Four in Detroit and win the South Region. The Tar Heels knocked off the No. 4 seed Gonzaga by a score of 98-77 late Friday night. The Sooners are coming off of an 84-71 win Friday night over No. 3 seed, Syracuse. Oklahoma led by as many as 27 points in the second half. Carolina is 99-39 in the NCAA Tournament, the most wins by any school. The Tar Heels are 44-9 as the No. 1 seed.
The Tar Heels have made it to their 24th Elite Eight overall and the tenth since 1991. Carolina has a 3-5 record against No. 2 seeds, last losing to the No. 2 Georgetown Hoyas in the Elite 8 in 2007. Carolina actually has a better record against No. 1 seeds (7-3) than No. 2 seeds. Carolina has a 2-0 record against Oklahoma all-time, including 1-0 in the NCAA Tournament with the only meeting coming in 1990. No. 8 seed Carolina knocked off the No. 1 seed, Oklahoma.
Game Time: North Carolina vs. Oklahoma, 5:05 PM.
Last Time: In one of the more memorable finishes in Carolina history, the eighth-seeded Tar Heels upset the No. 1 seed Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 17, 1990. Carolina trailed the Sooners 74-73 with 55 seconds left when Rick Fox hit a three-pointer to give Carolina a 76-74 lead. Oklahoma would answer, King Rice would hit one of two foul shots and a Rick Fox bank shot gave Carolina a walk-off win as time expired, 79-77.
Carolina out-rebounded Oklahoma, 32-28. The Tar Heels also hit 7-of-10 three-pointers and hit 53.7% of its field goals while Oklahoma hit 48.3 percent. Fox led Carolina with 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting (5-of-7 from beyond the arc). Pete Chilcutt added 17 points, Kevin Madden had 14 points (4-of-4 shooting) and King Rice had 12 points and seven assists. William Davis led Oklahoma with 22 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Jackie Jones added 15, Smokey McCovery had 13 and Skeeter Henry had 12.
Radio Coverage: Tar Heel Sports Network coverage begins at 4:00 PM.