"I've got butterflies right now", he said to Sports360AZ.com Thursday afternoon. But when he watched OR, he might have gotten a nightmare OR two. Five years later, I cried when Dwayne Wade and Marquette took out our best team since the last time the Wildcats won a title. OR will have something to say about that. He is averaging a double-double in NCAA tournament play to go along with 2.5 blocks a game, and it could be argued Meeks was the Tar Heels most valuable player for the South Region. The junior has made almost half of his shots in the last two games and has had no problems getting to the line.
As always, if it is my last preview of the year, it's been a pleasure.
The glaring weakness on this team may not even be a factor on Saturday night, as it affects the health of the team's starting point guard. I think guard Joel Berry needs to play well for the Tar Heels and his ankle will have had another week to heal by tipoff. I worry most about the Zags path to the title game, assuming they get there. "I miss them a lot". Whether she was just militant about my bedtime or wanted to spare me the growing possibility of a loss, didn't she know these were the "Comeback Cats?"
It's not as if OR doesn't have valuable tournament experience of their own, though. But this was true of Kansas too, and the Ducks didn't back down from that challenge. Three years after that, a tough but lesser-talented team led by Ramel Bradley, Joe Crawford and Jody Meeks struggled to an NIT bid.
OR isn't a very deep team.
And then arguably the best high school athlete from Charlotte became more popular for being a parent than a player.
One common thread among UNC's past title teams - and for the most part, any group that wins a national championship - is that they've all featured multiple stars.
Opponents of the Tar Heels have had to lean on three-point shooting to defeat them, but they do a decent job of defending the arc - North Carolina is allowing opponents to shoot just under 34 percent from that area of the floor this season. So they can defend without fouling.
OR is 6-4 when it shoots less than 50 percent from two this season (also 6-4 when shooting less than 33.3 percent from three) and their losses tend to be more about what they do offensively rather than what their opponents do offensively. When the season began, OR was ranked ahead of Carolina. The Tar Heels will have to play smarter than they have at times this NCAA Tournament and they will really have to exploit their size advantage.
Hillary Clinton calls Trump's budget a 'grave mistake'
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That's about equivalent to a 200-pound man eating 20 pounds of meat each day, which sounds like an average day for The Rock. Maybe having them around the house isn't such a bad thing after all - unless, of course, they start munching on you.
North Korea rocket test shows 'meaningful progress'
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McGrath said players stay at Carolina despite adversity, mostly, for the simple reason that they are happy. The Ducks, the No. 3 seed in the Midwest, have taken a step further than last season, when they lost in the Elite Eight.
Rangers: Every time someone touches Adrian Beltre's head, he tries to duck out of the way. I'm not going to.
North Carolina, then, will arrive in Greater Phoenix this weekend lonely in two feats. People love to root for the longshot and William Hill sportsbooks have SC as the longest odds remaining at 15-to-2.
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Despite all the hoopla, Maye is just about ready to put the shot behind him. It needed what he gave them. "It's a matter of just getting into the game and not worrying about it. But I could lose myself when I went out on the court with those guys". "We are facing a team that's really good inside".
With families and friends rolling into town Friday, Martin said the team has established rules for when and when players can hang out with hangers-on. "But he's a real humble guy and a great player".
Butler broke his previous career best for assists (12) by the end of a pivotal third quarter, when Chicago stretched a one-point lead at the half to 91-79 going into the fourth.
Bell's strong play inside has been a shot in the arm for Oregon. Missing Boucher has hurt and will continue to hurt Oregon. Months later, Chris Boucher went down injured for the season.
It's hard to pick a victor in either of these games - all four teams are here for a reason. Containing him is going to be both a chore and key to this one for UNC.
We were also shocked that, in addition to Florida manatees, manatees in the wider Caribbean will also lose this key protection. Fish and Wildlife Services shared this exciting news just one day after Manatee Appreciation Day . "It needs to be reversed".
The 57-year-old fell ill mid flight, with the plane landing safely in Syracuse, New York after it was diverted. The pilots' union said Grubbs lived in Lebanon, Tennessee, and said it was offering help to his family.
One picture spread on Twitter shows police officers hunched over something on the ground with more police rushing to join them. Dozens of police cars swarmed the area, and Independence Avenue between Washington Avenue and 1st Street SW is still closed.
The Maryland plaintiffs also argued the ban illegally reduces the number of refugees authorized to enter the US this year. Trump says the measure is necessary for national security to protect the country from "terrorist attacks".
Cohen-Watnick is a former Defense Intelligence Agency official who was originally brought to the White House by Michael T. But right now, the committee has no hearings scheduled, and even its standard meeting later this week has been cancelled.
By the time the final buzzer sounded, the Lakers had magically handed the Wizards an 11-point victory, 119-108. Will the Lakers cover as a sizable home underdog tonight when they host the Wizards at 10:30PM ET?
Functionality wise, it's not the easiest to play - and navigating roundabouts with the swipe controls is far from straightforward. And don't expect it to last long- we're coming up on April Fools' Day, a common source for pranks by the internet giant.
The CFS will continue to enhance surveillance on meat and poultry meat imported from Brazil and closely monitor the case. South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Chile are among other countries to have halted imports of Brazilian meat.
They have also taken a stand knowing that while Trump is popular in their districts, they are equally so. That's after President Donald Trump lashed out at the Republican conservative group Thursday morning.
Former Hamilton County Prosecutor Arthur Ney Jr., who prosecuted the cases in Cincinnati, said Harvey was not a mercy killer. He agreed to a plea deal that allowed him to avoid the death penalty and was serving multiple life sentences.
The Constitutional Court ruled to dismiss Park over the allegations earlier in March, three months after Parliament impeached her. She can be detained for up to 20 days before prosecutors file formal charges, meaning she may be in jail while her case is heard.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin reached into the annals of American history to deny meddling with the 2016 presidential election. "I'm encouraged by reports of peaceful demonstrations across Russia against the corrupt, autocratic regime in Moscow", Rep.
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Destiny 2 is Officially On Its Way
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Third London terror victim is former Waco resident
The Betanzos town hall held a minute of silence for the family at noon Thursday and the mayor announced three days of mourning. They had been visiting his wife's parents in the United Kingdom capital when they were caught up in the carnage.
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Hong Kong escalator malfunctions, 2 mechanics arrested
The people standing on the escalator did not have time to understand what happened and they fell on top of one another. The dramatic video has been watched by hundreds of thousands of people on Facebook since the Saturday incident.
Kentucky takes down UCLA, heads to Elite Eight
NOTES: Kentucky's first 3-pointer Friday night extended its NCAA-record streak of making at least one in 1,012 consecutive games. When asked whether it was disappointing to end his brief career like this, he quickly answered, "This is not a disappointment".