Luke Maye sends North Carolina to Final Four

Luke Maye sends North Carolina to Final Four

Luke Maye hit the game winning jumper with 0.3 seconds remaining on the clock to give North Carolina a 75-73 victory over Kentucky to send the Tar Heels to the Final Four for the second consecutive year.

The wild sequence played out to be eerily similar to final sequence in last seasons Title game in which Kris Jenkins hit the game winning three to defeat North Carolina.

Here’s a second look on how the final sequence unfolded

North Carolina is on a mission to overcome last years narrow Title game defeat. On Sunday night, in a match-up between college basketball blue bloods, Luke Maye was the hero Carolina needed. Maye finished the night with 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in 20 minutes off the bench.

Fitting for a team that used 10 players off the bench.

For his performance, the sophomore forward was named the South Regions Most Valuable Player.  Maye record 16 points and 12 rebounds in the Sweet 16 game against Butler.

North Carolina now has Oregon next on the redemption tour. The Tar Heels will be the favorites entering the Final Four and have showed the necessary will to overcome adversity in order to compete for a National Championship again.

A veteran team capable of finishing the job and cutting down the nets in Phoenix.

-all statistics used from ESPN.com unless otherwise noted.

 

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