North Carolina holds on to beat OR 77-76 in Final Four

Game 1 of the Final Four was won in a thirller by Gonzaga, and now we're set for the second game of the night.

They would have lost Saturday if not for Meeks, Williams said.

OR (33-6) shot 38 percent, went 3 for 18 from 3-point range in the second half and had 16 turnovers, yet pulled within 77-74 on Tyler Dorsey's 3-pointer with 45 seconds left.

"People keep score when you play games. sometimes you win, sometimes you don't, that score eventually goes away". He missed the first free throw and missed the second, but North Carolina found the free throw line again missing both free throws but getting the final rebound to send OR home.

As the Las Vegas Sun noted, that may not make North Carolina a good choice.

The Bulldogs, who have lost once in 38 games this season, play the victor of the Oregon-North Carolina game for the national championship Monday night.

Bell finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Much of the focus before Saturday will be on the health of North Carolina point guard Joel Berry II, who is dealing with two balky ankles. Berry also missed two free throws, but Meeks saved the day.

"We talk and work on little things all the time", Williams said. "But we're moving on".

The Oregon Ducks fell behind early, but came back.

"We all kind of came together. We just couldn't finish the game". This let the Tar Heels run out the clock and seal their second championship game berth in a row. OR finished seven for 26 on threes for the game.

What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means
Trump this week asked a federal appeals court to halt its review of carbon-emission rules for power plants, Bloomberg reported . The jobs listed on the right are total jobs tallied by the Environmental Protection Agency for the first quarter of 2016.

North Carolina was plenty excited to get back to its second straight Final Four, but anything short of cutting down the nets would have been deeply disappointing for this team.

The game would seemingly be decided at the free-throw line. The Zags face North Carolina on Monday night.

One year later, North Carolina is one win from completing its quest to fix the Villanova-sized wound that has haunted it since becoming the victim of the all-time championship ending.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - North Carolina missed the shots. They shot limited Gonzaga to 37% shooting in the second half to themselves a chance, and SEC palyer of the year Sindarius Thornwell eventually came on strong, finishing with 15 points after a tough first half.

His most important rebound, however, came after he almost gave the Ducks a chance to win the game with a pair of missed free throws and only five seconds on the clock.

Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer with 40.7 seconds left in overtime, rookie Thon Maker scored a career-high 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 108-105 on Friday night.

"We said all year that we're a tight group", Williams-Goss said. Jackson had 22 points. He finished with 22 points.

Based on the way the second half was going, it seemed highly unlikely the Gamecocks would even be in that position, having fallen behind 65-51 with just under 11 minutes remaining.

The Tar Heels have been led all season by All-America wing Justin Jackson, who is averaging 18.2 points per game and shooting 38 percent from 3-point range (101 of 266). "I tell them if you line up on the rebound spot, when your teammate is shooting the free throw, you're trying to rebound". Killian Tillie, a freshman from France, iced the game with two free throws with 2.2 seconds left.

OR star Dillon Brooks struggled throughout the night. If only it were that easy for the Tar Heels. The Bulldogs never trailed after that.

In the end, the Tar Heels had to sweat it out.

  • Environmental groups file lawsuit over Trump climate actions

    Thirdly, Trump wants to strip consideration of the long-term effects of climate change from routine government decision-making. President Trump's latest move to support coal mining is unlikely to turn around the industry's prospects immediately.

    Trump to sign executive orders targeting trade abuses

    Trump has repeatedly stated that he wants to bolster USA manufacturing create trade deals that work in America's interests. The orders are modest compared with the dramatic changes in trade policy that Trump promised on the campaign trail.

    Kansas star just showed why he's the top college hoop player

    With time running out in the first half, and Purdue hoping to cut a 5-point deficit even further, Lagerald Vick deflected a pass. He put up a dominant stat line , contributing on both ends of the floor and showing that Purdue had nothing to offer him.
  • GOP must follow Trump on healthcare, no art in dealing with Dems

    They asked to allow states to choose between a traditional block grant and a per-capita block grant - and got it. The goal is not to support the most conservative legislation; it is - to paraphrase William F.

    Westinghouse bankruptcy: India hopes no impact on nuclear cooperation

    Toshiba will close the first round of bids for its chip business - the world's second-biggest NAND chip producer - on Wednesday. The acquisition was aimed at winning Toshiba more business in decontamination, decommissioning and plant projects.
    Trump thumps Freedom Caucus over health care

    Trump thumps Freedom Caucus over health care

    Trump tweeted early Thursday, "The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast". The group is working with leadership and moderate Republicans to try to bring back the bill in a different form.
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Australian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Australian Grand Prix

    WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Mercedes looked unable to answer Ferrari's pace, with Hamilton seeming uncomfortable in the Mercedes W08. Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix gave Formula One the changing of the guard it had so desperately yearned for.

    UNC Tar Heels Top Butler in the Sweet 16, 92-80

    Greg Gard is in his second year as head coach of the Badgers, and he's made it to the Sweet 16 for the second time. Kentucky actually beat the Tar Heels in this stat in Las Vegas 39-35 and will need a similar effort.
    USMNT facing imposing climb to World Cup with Friday loss

    USMNT facing imposing climb to World Cup with Friday loss

    It's hard to see Honduras scoring in this match , but at this point, nothing is off the table in a wacky cycle for the USA . As a result , 34-year-old veteran Clint Dempsey may find his way back into the Team USA starting XI.
  • Pick the Final Four's best player, coach and national champion

    SC is led by senior and SEC player of the year Sindarius Thornwell along with sophomore point guard PJ Dozier . The rest of her game, though, was plenty strong enough to carry SC to a shot at a national championship.

    AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

    So, it's fair to assume many fiscally conservative Republicans would demand budget cuts to make up for any decrease in revenue. Neither of these facts seemed to exercise the White House, at least not enough to try to do anything to fix them.

    Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

    This will be the Tar Heels' fifth trip to the Final Four under the guidance of coach Roy Williams, and their second straight. Freshmen Fox, Adebayo and Monk all declined to discuss the topic of the National Basketball Association draft.