Canes Run Out Of Luck In Acc Tourney
GREENSVILLE, North Carolina (CBS4) – The Miami Hurricanes pulled out a miraculous victory over Virginia Thursday afternoon in the ACC Tournament. But their luck ran out Friday on a buzzer beater against the North Carolina Tar Heels.
The Heels’ Kendall Marshall penetrated into the lane and found Tyler Zeller for a layup to beat the horn as No. 6 North Carolina rallied from 19 down in the second half to beat Miami 61-59 in Friday’s quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
The blown lead for Miami came 24 hours after the Canes rallied from 10 down with 40 seconds left to go in the game against Virginia. The Canes pushed the Virginia game into overtime and eventually won.
But the Tar Heels showed why they are a top 10 team by refusing to give up near the end of the game. North Carolina struggled with turnovers through most of the game as Miami’s zone defense gave the Tar Heels fits.
The Tar Heels rallied with a flurry of 3-point shots before Zeller gave the Tar Heels their only lead on the final play.
It was North Carolina’s biggest comeback in a game in five years, dating to when the Tar Heels rallied from 20 down in the first half to beat Georgia Tech in 2006.
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