Despite ACC Loss, UNC Earns A No. 1 Seed In NCAAs

North Carolina has earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The Tar Heels (29-5) won't have to leave their home state as they begin pushing for a third national championship in eight years. They'll begin play in the Midwest Region against the Lamar-Vermont winner on Friday in Greensboro, about an hour west of the Chapel Hill campus.

North Carolina was the preseason No. 1 and won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title. But the Tar Heels played most of the ACC tournament without top defender John Henson due to a wrist injury and lost to Florida State in Sunday's final.

Two losses this year came to the Seminoles. They also lost by a point to Duke and Kentucky on games that came down to the final possession.

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  • by Scott on Mar 12, 2012 at 04:48 PM
    I know you State fans are ready to have some success in B-ball, been 30 years, but yall are the biggest cry babies to walk the sports world! Your football fans are the just stupid!
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      by Duke Fan for Life on Mar 13, 2012 at 07:01 AM in reply to Scott
      Scott, reread your post. You are the one that sounds fans are the just stupid. What was that? You must have gotten your education from UNC
  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 08:26 AM
    Man the refs tried to give the game to State...should have been a blocking foul and Marshall should have gone to the line...
  • by Scott on Mar 12, 2012 at 06:01 AM
    UNC was worthy of a #1 seed, the only snub was Mich St. That is a joke, Missouri, Kansas and Duke were more worthy for the 4th number 1 seed.
  • by Pack Man Location: Knightdale on Mar 11, 2012 at 10:06 PM
    Yeah, what a joke that was! Kansas should have got the # 1 seed and will prove it once they go to the final four (if they beat N.C. State). Only reason why UNC got to the conference championship game, and eventually the # 1 seed is cause the zebras rigged that game in favor of UNC, and even in favor of Duke, which didn't work for Duke. Had the refs not rigged the game to our disadvantage, I wouldn't have had to stress out all the way to the point that N.C. State was the last team to be announced, which I finally was relieved. Kansas and Missouri are both way more deserving of a # 1 seed.
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      by fed up on Mar 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM in reply to Pack Man
      pack man get over it, you know as well as anyone else that UNC has the better basketball team, just look at the two losses during the season to UNC, I surpose the refs gave those games to UNC also. State will have a great team again, I hope, with their new coach. The game everyone likes to talk about so much had state playing against mostly the second string players and there were enough bad calls both ways that you need to get alife. If both teams play well we will get a chance to see them play one another again. So lets hope both teams do great in the tourny. Just my two cents worth
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        by Pack Man on Mar 12, 2012 at 01:22 PM in reply to fed up
        It's easier to get over it, but still hard to get over it. That saying, it's going to be very tough for State to get by Kansas as the Jayhawks have a great chance at the national title.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 07:37 AM in reply to Pack Man
      Hang your hat on one call that could have gone either way, it's the Wolfpack Way. It should have been a blocking foul on NCSU and Marshall should have gone to the line. You are lucky the refs didnt call it on you....I would say the refs gave NCSU every chance to win and they didnt so get over it, you lost. I am glad NCSU made it to the big dabce though...for what its worth

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