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Tame the Tarheels! (Auburn vs. North Carolina Open Thread)

By on March 29th, 2019 in Basketball Comments Off on Tame the Tarheels! (Auburn vs. North Carolina Open Thread)

Tigers must be ready to run against this team
(Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

     War Eagle, everybody! This evening marks Auburn’s third game in the 2019 NCAA basketball tournament. Auburn drew a 5 seed in the midwest bracket, and will face the 1-seeded North Carolina Tarheels in Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. This area is noted for hosting NCAA Basketball events. The winner of this game will move on to the Elite Eight.

     Altitude won’t be an issue this time around, as Kansas City is only about 900 feet above sea level. For comparison, Auburn arena is 653 feet above sea level, and the first round tournament games Auburn won were played at over 4,200 feet. The real issue in this game is that the Tarheels like to run and gun just as much as Auburn does. I feel like hot shooting and limiting turnovers will be key in this matchup.

     This game tips off at 6:29 PM, Central Daylight Time in Kansas City. It will be televised on the WTBS network. That’s channel 780 if you have a Charter/Spectrum box. I’m not sure about other TV providers. If you have to stream it, your best bet is March Madness Live. I will be here running an open thread. This will not be a strict play-by-play as there is no way I can type as fast as Auburn runs its offense! I will more be exclaiming on big plays, relating the score, and doing color commentary. War Eagle, and let’s smash those guys in powder blue!

PortCouncil1 PortCouncil1 March 30, 20197:38 am

Haven’t had this much fun since the 2013 football team. Glad you’ll be available, Acid!

Acid Reign Acid Reign March 30, 20193:01 am

….Oh, and this will be a CBS broadcast, and not some random cable channel. I’ll switch to the antenna, for this one, and try to be up on top of things.

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…..This game will tip off at 1:20 PM Sunday, March 31st. Should be fun!

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…..For the historic Elite Eight matchup against KY, I will be available! Will have to wake up early from a 14 hour Saturday night shift, but I can get the whole thing watched before having to go in Sunday night. I’ll post another open thread for it!

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…..I will give my wife some leeway. She did her junior and senior high school years in Lexington. Otherwise, It’s Auburn all the way, in this house.

PortCouncil1 PortCouncil1 March 30, 201912:33 am

It’s Kentucky. I hope the guys on here that pull for Ky when it come to basketball pull for Auburn when we face them. If not, I consider them not welcome and pathetic.

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…..For only the second time in Auburn history, the Tigers are going to the Elite Eight! They will play the winner of the Kentucky vs. Houston game on Sunday. Game time is yet to be determined.

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…..Auburn beats North Carolina, a number one seed, 97-80!

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…..Hits both, and the clock runs out! 97-80, Auburn WINNNNNNS! Elite Eight, here we come!

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…..Black with the rebound, laid in, and Blackstock fouls again, Manley will go to the line with 3.4 seconds left.

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…..First free throw is good, and the second is missed!

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…..Black misses a three, and Blackstock fouls. 11.7 seconds left. Auburn leads, 97-76.

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….A kick, and Parker will bury a three!

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….A meaningless layup for UNC. McCormick is running clock. Will have to shoot it once more.

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…..Browns third ismissed! Auburn leads, 94-74! Auburn is blowing the Tarheels OUT! 1:05 left.

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…..Cole Blackstock comes in! Auburn is emptying the bench!

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…..Brown will bag the second.

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…..Rattles in the first.

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….Only 1:05 left. 92-74 Auburn!

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….Brown misses a 3, but fouled.

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…..Running clock. It’s essentially over!

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…..White, misses a three, Brown has the rebound.

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…..Brown will hit both, 92-74!

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…..Full court pressure. And Brown is fouled up near midcourt, with 1:40 left. Auburn leads by 16, and Brown goes to the line.

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…..1:45 remaining. Johnson hits the first. And the second. 90-74.

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…..Dunbar called for a foul in the lane.

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90-72 ABURN! Under 2 minutes!

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…..Brown steals, DUNKKKKKK!

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…..Running clock, down to 2:22. Brown from 3, GOOOOOD!

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…..Harper stays in. Robinson missed, and Bryce Brown has it!

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…..Harper running more clock. Drives, and an offensive foul? Ouch. That is 4.

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…..LOOONG three, no good, rebound Auburn!

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…..Second shot, good! 85-72!

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…..Auburn has 37 points off the bench, to just 15 for UNC. Harper is up and good!

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…..Radio is really cutting in and out.

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…..I’m not sure what they ruled on that foul. Shot, or not. Auburn is in the bonus, so Harper will go to the line, regardless, with a chance to extend the 11 point lead.

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…..We have 3:21 left, and a TV timeout. Auburn leads, 83-72! War Eagle!

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…..Harper through the wing, and fouled going to the basket.

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…..20 footer, Williams. 83-72.

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…..Harper for three, misses. UNC running it down.

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…..Knocked loose, they get it back. And pass it for a dunk. 4:25 left, 83-70.

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……Harper LAYS IT IN, 83-68!

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……Missed on the other end, and Auburn has it.

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……Purifoy from the corner, THREEEEE!

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…..Miss, Robinson, Purifoy with the rebound. Under 6 minutes! 78-68!

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…..Spencer misses a layup.

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…..Shot clock running down, blocked! Spencer!

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…..Spencer will miss. 2 of 10 on free throws, this game.

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…..Spencer goes to the line. MIssed again.

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…..Harper brings ’em up.Spencer in for the hoop, missed, but fouled.

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….Second is good. As is the third. 78-68.

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…..Johnson hits the first free throw.

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…..I hate that injury, for Okeke. He was looking at probably being a first round NBA draft choice, this year, if he left. He’s a junior, and has another year of eligibility left, if the NBA backs off.

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…..Auburn leads, 78-65, with 7:02 left in the ball game.

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….Johnson fouled hard, and that is Spencer’s fourth foul.

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…..Spencer fallaway bank shot, good!

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…..White for three, no, rebound robinson, three up and good.

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…..Okeke is walking off under his own power, amazingly.

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….We have the injury timeout, with Auburn leading, 76-62. I think the ball went over to Carolina, too.

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…..Not a foul, I don’t think. Knee just gave way as Okeke tried to plant for the layup.

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…..Looks like he is done for the season.

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…..Okeke fouled, and looks like his knee bent backward.

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…..White will hit, and Auburn is still up, 76-62.

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…..White gets a dunk, and fouled by McCormick.

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…..76-59.

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…..McCormick running clock. Purifoy finally misses a three, no good, and turned over out of bounds.

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….McLemore for 3, banks it in! 76-57!!!!

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…..Missed, rebound Auburn, and the clock is down to 9:30.

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…..Purifoy open again, hits the 3 AGAIN!

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…..White hits, 70-57.

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….Auburn leads, 70-56.

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….. White lays it in on the other end, and fouled. McLemore.

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……Purifoy again, will bury another THREE!

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…..Missed, tapped up, Auburn takes it away!

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…..Harper with a great assist!

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…..Harper back in. Purfoy on the kick, THREE!

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…..20 points for Okeke, 13 for Dunbar, and McCormick has 10. UNC has sold out to stop Harper and Brown, but Auburn has other weapons, they are discovering, much to their lament!

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…..11 minutes, 18 seconds remain in this ballgame! Auburn is really in a good position, right now. Amazing energy!

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……Maye misses, putback, blocked by Okeke! And Brown fouled on the other end! 64-54!

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…..Auburn by ten.

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…..Here come the Tigers. Dunbar for three, GOOOOOD!`

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…..And Maye travels!!!!

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…..And McCormick blocked in the lane.

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….Block by Wiley! Auburn has it back!

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…..Second is good. Auburn is just 2 of 8 from the charity stripe, this evening.

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…..Wiley misses another free throw.

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…..Inside to Wiley, fouled hard, will go to the line for two.

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…..Auburn inbounds. Brown misses, Wiley rebound, out of bounds on Carolina. 60-54, Tigers.

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….Cameron Johnson with the foul.

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….Inbounds for Carolina. Long three no good, offensive rebound after a push, and a putback basket.

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…..Harper fouls again, has 3. Way too much time left.

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….Jumper from the lane, White hits. 60-52, Auburn . 14:11 left.

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…..Doughty, for 3 no good.

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…..2nd shot… missed. 12 point lead. And then Carolina gets an easy layup.

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…..Largest lead of the game. Okeke adds to it!

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…..Kickout to DOughty, good! Stolen away, and Okeke is fouled! Auburn leads, 59-48, and will shoot two!

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…..Spencer loses the ball in the paint, but UNC misses on the other end.

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…..Brooks hits the first, and the second. 8 point game.

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…..Jump hook no good, but Spencer is called for his third foul.

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…..Okeke is no good, off the iron. UNC the other way.

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….Okeke leads all rebounders with 9 rebounds, as well. Having a magnificent game!

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…..And we have a TV timeout. Auburn leads, 56-46, and Okeke will shoot one from the line, when we return. He leads all scorers with 19 points, and they can’t guard him!

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…..Okeke spins, banks it in, AND FOULED!

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54-46, Tigers.

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…..And Robinson answers on the other end with a three.

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….Okeke drives, lays it in!

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…..Pressure. Offensive board, and putback.

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…..Auburn subbing, Doughty and Spencer in.

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…..White misses a three, Auburn running! Harper for three! Misses out of bounds…

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…..Okeke open again, buries at 3!

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….Lob, easy basket for UNC.

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…..Okeke misses a 3.

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…..We have 18:21 left in the game, as UNC is trying to stop the bleeding. They have been outscored 8-0 to start the second half.

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…..Orange Vanilla Coke? Really? How would that even work?

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…..Auburn has very quickly run out to a ten point lead! 49-39!

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….And an offensive foul called on the Tar Heels, TIMEOUT UNC!

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…..Radio is back on. Dunbar for three, no a two.

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…..Possession arrow to UNC, and they turn it over!

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…..Tied up under the basket on the other end. Auburn leads, 47-39!

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/////Brown, from downtown!

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…..A block on the other end by Okeke!

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…..Harper for THREE! Great start!

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…..Auburn controls the second half tip.

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…..Interesting development. Apparently the Auburn radio network has lost contact with the team in Kansas City, and is having to do the broadcast from the studio. That will be interesting, if it keeps up during the second half. I would imagine there will be a pretty big delay, on a play by play.

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…..If I had been told that at the half, Jared Harper would have only 2 points, 2 assists, a turnover and 2 fouls, I would have assumed Auburn was down double digits. Instead, the Tigers are ahead by 2!

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…..Checking the Oysters Rockefeller scoreboard, LSU is trailing Michigan State 56-41, with about 14 minutes left in that one. Not looking good, there, for the SEC.

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….Chuma Okeke leads all scorers, with 12 points. McCormick has 10 off the bench, as he had to play 11 first half minutes due to Jared Harper being in foul trouble. No Tarheel has double-digit points.

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…..Statistically, this game is deceptively even. Both teams have 21 rebounds. Carolina has 9 turnovers, Auburn 8. Where Auburn is winning this game is transition points in the paint. Carolina has kept it even by shooting 6 of 10 at the free throw line. Auburn is 0 for three at the line.

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…..Auburn leads the Tarheels, 41-39 at the half!

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….Six seconds left. 39-39 tie, and Auburn will inbound. McCormic goes coast to coast, and LAYS IT IN AT THE BUZZER!

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…..Pressure defense. Shot clock winding down, missed a desperation, and the over the back call on UNC!

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…..Missed the free throw. Tie game.

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…..McCormick with the behind the back dribble, lays it up, and IN! And fouled!

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…..And they dribble it out of bounds!

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…..Clock at 52 seconds, and a timeout. Carolina leads, 39-37 with the ball.

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…..Turn around jumper Okeke, good!

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….And a turnover, May misses, two offensive rebounds. And another miss!

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…..White missed, and the lead is 39-35.

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…..White at the line. First is good.

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….And McCormick fouls on the other end. They are in the bonus.

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…..Long 3 for McCormick, air-ball.

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…..UNC leads, 38-35.

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…..Wiley fouls May, and the layup is good. Maye missed the FT, Auburn rebounds.

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…..Shot clock winding down, McCormick banks it in! A steal, and Brown with a layup.

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….And they bury a 3.

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…..Missed ’em both, rebound UNC.

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…..Wiley missed the first free throw.

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…..Missed layup by McCormick, Wiley with the rebound, and fouled!

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…..We have 3:56 left in the half, if the clocks can be trusted.

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…..Tigers trail, 33-31, and has the ball.

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….Doughty with the three! and a turnover!

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…..Only 3 fouls called on the Tarheels, and they are shoving Tigers all over the place.

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…..Missed jumper, UNC has it. Williams with the push off, nails the 3.

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….White will rattle the free through around, and in. Second will go in, too. 31-28 Tarheels.

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…..Doughty with the foul, that’s six on the half.

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….Stolen away, Spencer on the run, lays it in!

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…..And Auburn throws it out of bounds. Long UNC arms…

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….Clock malfunctions. Clock under six minutes. Turned ’em over!

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…..Tigers to inbound. Blocked shot, and the clock expires. Carolina takes over with 6:59 left in the half.

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…..A buried UNC three, and they are up 29-26.

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…..Okeke with the spin, and lost the ball.

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…..Little will shoot one. It is no good, but they go over the back and get the ball. Blocked, Spencer!

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…..J’von McCormick will likely have to take the point for most of the rest of the first half.

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…..Both teams are really committed to defending the three-ball. The lane has been wide open for the speed guys to drive in for layups.

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…..That ties the game at 26, and Little will try to give UNC the lead, with a free throw. That was a “turrible” call on Harper. I did not even see any contact!

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…..Dunbar misses a layup, and Little drives, lays it in, and Harper is called for his second foul.

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…..And a layup the other way.

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….Missed 3, and Dunbar rebounds it, and lays it in!

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…..And a power layup. 24-22.

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…..It is 24-20, Auburn.

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…..Half court offense. Dunbar for three, misses again.

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…..Blocked three, Okeke with the rebound. Dunbar… rebound okeke.

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…..Shot clock under ten, stolen!

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…..Chuma for THREE!

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….That was Little with the charge.

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…..Charge on NC! Mclemore with the good defense!

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…..And we’ll turn it over, 5 seconds, and didn’t get the inbound pass.

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…..We are back, with 10:36 left in the first half. Auburn will inbound.

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…..Malik Dunbar leads Auburn in scoring, with 8 points. He has nailed 2 threes.

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….Tigers actually have an 11-9 rebound advantage, thus far.

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…..Auburn leads, 21-20, with the second TV timeout. Auburn is doing surprisingly well, on rebounding.

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…..Observations thus far… Carolina likes to run the lane and throw up layups. Auburn had difficulty with this, till Spencer came in and rejected one off the backboard.

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…..Spencer and Harper now have 1 foul apiece.

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…..Back and forth game, thus far. Tigers trail, 14-12, with 15 minutes left in the first half.

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…..Carolina controls the tip, and turns it over!

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…..Nassir Little, the Carolina 6th man went through warmups, this evening. He was said earlier to have the flu, and “be unable to even lift his fork.” Right….

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…..Warming up in KC. Tigers will be in navy blue, this evening.

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…..Obviously, the team that makes shots wins the game. Other than that, the biggest factor I see is Auburn limiting offensive rebounds. Auburn simply can’t afford to allow North Carolina numerous putback attempts.

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…..And we are live! We are about an hour and a half from tipoff. I’m looking forward to a good game. My guess at this point, is that Carolina will try to slow the game down at times, and make Auburn play a half-court offense.

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