Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday ACC Basketball: No. 1 Tar Heels Upset By UNLV

QUINTRELL THOMAS AND KENDALL MARSHALL
(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Soon-to-be-ranked) UNLV 90, #1 NORTH CAROLINA 80 – Despite all the flashy perimeter players, Ol Roy’s North Carolina teams are built from the inside out.  When the Tar Heels are impatient and rely on jump shooting they aren’t  nearly as good.  They were reminded of that last night.

The Runnin’ Rebels (7-0) outshot and outrebounded the Tar Heels (5-1) dominating the second half.  They made 13 three-pointers to UNC’s four, and they outrebounded the Tar Heels 46-37.  UNLV scored 20 points off of offensive rebounds compared to North Carolina's six.

North Carolina shot 31% in the second half while going 0-10 to start allowing UNLV to go on a 14 point run.  Game over

The  Tar Heels also missed 13 free throws.

Chace Stanback led the Runnin’ Rebels with 28 points and 10 rebounds.   Harrison Barnes had 15 for UNC, while Tyler Zeller was held to just 5 points.

CHASE STANBACK (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
“I was surprised that we didn’t rebound the basketball better,” head coach Roy Williams said. “I was surprised about a lot of things we didn’t do. We have to be stronger with the basketball. We have to guard the basketball better. We never did get the flow going. We have to be whole lot more patient.”

#4 UConn 78, #22 FLORIDA STATE 76 – Ryan Boatwright hit three clutch free throws with seven seconds left in regulation, Shabazz Napier had 26 points and the Huskies beat Florida State in overtime in the consolation game of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Saturday.

Boatwright's three foul shots tied it at 71. He finished with 14 points and three assists in 33 minutes.
Jeremy Lamb added 19 points for Connecticut (6-1), which shot 48 percent from the field, including 11 for 25 from 3-point range. Andre Drummond had 12 points, 10 rebounds, seven blocked shots and three steals.

Michael Snaer scored 20 points for Florida State, which lost 46-41 to Harvard on Friday. Deividas Dulkys had 14, and Bernard James finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

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