North Carolina rolls into Final Four with emphatic rout of Saint Peter's
The Final Four is set, and Cinderella story Saint Peter’s will not be in New Orleans.
After becoming the first 15-seed to advance to the Elite 8, the Peacocks fell to North Carolina Sunday evening as the Tar Heels dominated from start to finish. North Carolina rattled off a 9-0 run to open the game and never looked back while posting a 69-49 rout to advance to a 21st Final Four in program history.
In the game, UNC’s Armando Bacot dominated with a 20-point, 22-rebound double-double. Brady Manek also shined with 19 points and 8 rebounds while shooting 4-for-6 from 3-point range.
Saint Peter’s finally went ice cold while shooting 30% from the field and 4-for-16 from 3-point range. K.C. Ndefo had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks for the Peacocks but the team was dominated on the interior. North Carolina posted 14 offensive rebounds and went +16 in the rebound margin for the dominant win.
Now, the Final Four is set with North Carolina facing Duke and Villanova facing Kansas. After some surprising results early in March Madness, fans wind up with another Blue Blood-filled Final Four. It will be the first time ever for the Tar Heels and Blue Devils to face each other in the NCAA Tournament in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final season with the team.