Wildcats consolidate top spot
By Josh Lowenstetter • A예스카지노ug 6, 2017
The North Carolina basketball team secured their first top-two seed in the NCAA Tournament as the men’s basketball Tar Heels defeated Michigan State, 96-88, on Sunday night for their third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first since 2008.
North Carolina (25-1) earned their fifth top-four seed, and first since 2008, thanks to the play of five players on its 바카라사이트2017 roster. Freshman forward Alex Poythress is second on the team with 18.4 points per game on 46.6 percent shooting from the field, while sophomore forward Willie Cauley-Stein is tied for second with 5.4 steals per game. The men’s team, which has won 12 of its last 14 games, also made history when freshman guard Brice Johnson tied Junior College Athletic Association (CAA) all-time scoring leader Anthony Tolliver for second on the program with 30 points (16-of-30).
바카라North Carolina head coach Roy Williams sat out his team’s final 25 minutes of the game after sustaining a concussion early in the second half, but he came back into the game and finished with 11 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals on 4-for-8 shooting. Williams also returned to the starting lineup for the second straight game, adding 9 points. Cauley-Stein also scored 11 points while recording three blocks, and junior guard Tyler Moore was 3-for-4 from the free throw line.
Senior forward Brandon Ingram was named to his eighth straight Big 12 Tournament All-Tournament team. Junior forward Frank Mason III tied for second on the team with nine rebounds and six assists while freshman forward Justin Bibby scored nine points and recorded a team-high 12 rebounds.
Mason Jr. scored 10 points to go along with a pair of assists and went 4-for-8 from the free throw line. The senior forward, named as a second-team All-Big 12 pick on the All-Big 12 Team, will also be named to the Big 12 All-Defensive team.
Senior guard Malcolm Brogdon, who came on for senior guard Chris Duhon early in the second half to take over when Brogdon was ruled out with a concussion following a rough finish, is averaging 12.8 points per game on 47.2 percent shooting while shooting 50 percent from 3-point range. The senior forward is tied for fifth on th