1:00 PM ET, March 16, 2008
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- One by one, North Carolina's players climbed onto the platform to snip a piece of the net to celebrate their Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship. There were plenty of smiles and laughter, yet the victory party seemed somehow subdued.After all, the top-ranked Tar Heels figure they have bigger dreams still to chase.
Title Doesn't Equal A Title
Winning the ACC tournament usually results in a high seed for the NCAA tournament. In recent years, though, that success hasn't translated well to reaching the Final Four.
|2007||UNC||1||L, Elite 8|
|2006||Duke||1||L, Sweet 16|
|2005||Duke||1||L, Sweet 16|
|2004||Maryland||4||L, 2nd Round|
|2003||Duke||3||L, Sweet 16|
|2002||Duke||1||L, Sweet 16|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||29-69 (.420)||34-69 (.493)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-26 (.346)||4-10 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-26 (.538)||14-24 (.583)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||22 (0/0)|