4/05/2009 01:34:00 AM
The Tarheels won easily, putting away the Wildcats by a score of 83-69
Villanova, which trailed by nine at the half, was able to cut the lead down to five early in the second period. Carolina, however, responded instantly, with a quick 5-0 mini-run to put the lead back to double digits.
After that, the Tarheels never looked back.
If North Carolina is able to defeat Michigan St. on Monday -- and UNC is the tremendous favorite to do so -- Villanova will have lost to the eventual national champion in four out of the last five tournaments:
- 2005: North Carolina
- 2006: Florida
- 2008: Kansas
- 2009: North Carolina (possible champion)