June 29, 2017

Top seeds Gonzaga, North Carolina reach national title game

03 April 2017, 03:25 | Simon Arnold

After spending an entire game playing catchup, OR came up just short on Saturday and saw its season end with a 77-76 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels at University of Phoenix Stadium.

It was all part of a career night for the North Carolina senior, who was on the bench previous year when Villanova devastatingly ended the Tar Heels' chance at a title with a three-pointer at the buzzer.

In this one, Meeks finished 11 for 13 for 25 points and 14 rebounds, none more important than the last one.

Meeks, the only Tar Heel who could shoot straight Saturday night, grabbed the game-saving offensive rebound in a 77-76 victory over OR after the ice-cold Tar Heels missed their fourth straight free throw down the stretch.

First Kennedy Meeks, who played perhaps his finest college game, missed a pair of free throws with 5.8 seconds left, the Tar Heels leading by a point.

North Carolina's academic scandal was brought up on the CBS broadcast during the second half of the Tar Heels' national semifinal against Oregon.

UNC defeated OR in their Final Four matchup Saturday night to advance to Monday night's national championship game against Gonzaga.

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features
Facebook has unveiled " Camera Effects " and "Stories", which bring popular Snapchat features to its app. Once you get access to stories , you'll find a camera icon in the top left corner of the Facebook app.

Forward Justin Jackson made four 3-pointers and supplied the Tar Heels with 22 points.

Dylan Ennis and Tyler Dorsey scored 21 and 18 points for the Ducks. Killian Tillie rebounded for Gonzaga, was fouled and made two free throws to cement the game. Ennis opened the second half with a basket before Kennedy Meeks got a couple putbacks and Justin Jackson hit a three-pointer to put the Heels up 46-38. Bell had 13 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks in the loss. "He felt really bad about not getting those blockouts but we're not here tonight without him".

OR struggled to hold onto the ball in the first half. Meeks' final rebound was the most pivotal, coming after a missed free throw in the closing seconds. Joel Berry II also eclipsed the double-digit mark, scoring 11 on the night.

"Man, just an awesome, awesome basketball game, with just how hard both teams competed", Gonzaga's Few said. Theo Pinson did a little bit of everything, with eight points, eight rebounds and five assists.

"Jordan felt bad. But I told him, 'Buddy, you got 16 rebounds, we wouldn't have been in this position if it hadn't been for you, '" said Altman.

The Tar Heels increased a three-point halftime lead early in the second half when Meeks stuck back a couple of misses. Pinson made a free throw for UNC before Bell answered with three free throws for the Ducks to get within 72-67 with 3:30 to play. Fellow star Dillon Brooks had only 10 points and six rebounds on 2 of 11 shooting before fouling out with 1:32 to play.

The victor of the Oregon-UNC game will face Gonzaga for the title on Monday night. Ducks' season over after falling a game short of returning to the title game for the first time since 1939, the first NCAA Tournament.

Other News

Trending Now

West Brom veteran defender Gareth McAuley delighted with new deal
Manchester United are set to be without Paul Pogba again when they host West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday. Hal Robson-Kanu scored against Arsenal and might replace Salomon Rondon who is goal-less in the last 13 games.

Kim Jong Nam: Corpse arrives in Pyongyang
Kim Jong Nam was passed over to lead the country when his father died in 2011 in favor of the younger Kim Jong Un. According to Khalid Abu Bakar , the passport found on Kim Jong Nam's body "clearly stated North Korea".

The 'World's Strongest Coffee' is Now Available in the States
The "world's strongest coffee" is so strong, it will drive you over the daily caffeine limit and give you heart palpitations. This week, the company made its global debut by expanding distribution of its heavily caffeinated product through Amazon .

Discussions on South China Sea bilateral mechanism set for May
The Philippines and China are among the five countries which lay claim to the energy-rich South China Sea. It lies 250 miles southeast of a major Chinese submarine base on Hainan Island.

United Kingdom reveals aircraft cabin ban on electronics larger than phones
Transport Canada has told CHCH that they are in close contact with USA security officials and will make a decision shortly. The ban follows a similar move in the United States , where officials say bombs could be hidden in a series of devices.

Pence breaks Senate tie on Planned Parenthood funding bill
The final vote to pass the measure through the Senate could happen as early as Thursday afternoon. In 2011, IN slashed funding for Planned Parenthood , shutting down many rural clinics.

Carl's Jr. scraps 'sexy' commercials due to flagging sales
At the end of the spot, Carl Hardee Sr. gets into an American classic vehicle with his son. A new tagline has been revealed: "Pioneers of the great American burger".

Johnson wins Match Play to sweep World Golf Championships
During Sunday afternoon's final match with Rahm, Johnson was in total control and led 5 up through eight holes. I made a good par on nine, great up and down on 10. "So I'm just going to keep working on it".

How Long Can Democrats Filibuster Neil Gorsuch? Republicans Could "Go Nuclear"
Murray released a statement on her vote decision on Facebook Friday morning, saying that the nomination of Gorsuch "isn't normal". In response to the Democratic criticism, Gorsuch repeatedly said he has often ruled for the "little guy" over corporations.

United States of America women's hockey overwhelms Russian Federation , 7-0, in IIHF world championships
The coaches threw their hands up, and one member of the coaching staff even did a rapid-fire double-fisted pump. The prize money is split on an escalating scale between the top eight teams in the men's tournament.