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PHILADELPHIA – North Carolina capitalized on a prolonged Saint Peter’s taking pictures hunch to take a lead into the locker room within the first half of their Elite Eight matchup on Sunday evening 38-17.
North Carolina began the primary half capitalizing on Saint Peter’s misses. The Tar Heels went on a 7-0 run earlier than Peacocks ahead Hassan Dame nailed a three-pointer to get on the board about 5 minutes into the sport.
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With 11:40 left within the first half, Saint Peter’s was 3-for-13 from the sphere whereas North Carolina was 4-for-14. North Carolina would then use a 12-2 run to leap out to a 14-point lead.
North Carolina went into the break taking pictures 41.7% whereas Saint Peter’s was being held to 22.6% and had been 1-for-11 from past the arc. North Carolina was additionally out-rebounding Saint Peter’s 26-19.
Caleb Love and Brady Manek had the new hand for the Tar Heels. Love completed the primary half main the Tar Heels with 12 factors whereas Manek had 10.
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Armando Bacot was being the final word glass-eater for the Tar Heels, practically ending the primary half with a double-double. He had eight factors and extremely 16 rebounds on the break.
No single participant on Saint Peter’s had greater than 5 factors. Hassan Drame led the best way with the entire. He was additionally heading to the locker room with two private fouls. KC Ndefo had 4 factors, 4 rebounds, three blocks and two assists to finish the half.
Saint Peter’s discovered themselves down 5 factors towards Purdue within the regional semifinal however may have a huge hill to climb to get again into the sport.
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The winner will head to the Last 4 in New Orleans and face-off towards Duke.