NCAA Capsules-East Regional

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Nickname: Tar Heels. Coach: Roy Williams.

Conference: Atlantic Coast. Bid: At Large.

Region: East. Seed: No. 2.

Tournament Record: 102-39, 41 years.

Last NCAA Appearance: 2009.

Scoring: Team (76.7); Harrison Barnes 15.0; Tyler Zeller 14.5; John Henson 11.4.

Rebounds: Team (42.5); John Henson 10.1; Tyler Zeller 7.1; Harrison Barnes 5.5.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (15.3/13.5); Kendal Marshall 5.8/2.5; Dexter Strickland 2.2/1.5.

3-pointers: Team (.333); Harrison Barnes 56; Leslie McDonald 49; Reggie Bullock 29.

Last Ten: 9-1.

The Skinny: Plenty of critics were quick to write off North Carolina after it lost four of its first 11 games. In the words of country crooner Toby Keith, “How do you like me now?” The Tar Heels won another regular-season ACC title and have grown by leaps and bounds.

Long Island U.

Brooklyn, N.Y., 27-5.

Nickname: Blackbirds. Coach: Jim Ferry.

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