Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Texas Southern-North Carolina Preview (Mar 17, 2017)

GREENVILLE, South Carolina -- North Carolina is back as a No. 1 regional seed for the NCAA Tournament, looking for another deep run in an effort to finish one spot better than a year ago.

The 2016 runner-up will begin its quest Friday afternoon against 16th-seeded Texas Southern at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C.

North Carolina (27-7) is the No. 1 seed in the South Region.

“I’m very pleased with what our team accomplished, because they don’t give those things (No. 1 seeds) away, you have to earn them,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. “I think we’re a top seed for the body of work during the course of the season, winning the ACC regular season by two full games and playing a very good schedule out of conference.”

North Carolina is a No. 1 seed for the 16th time, the most for any men’s team. This is the seventh time in 14 seasons under Williams that the Tar Heels hold a top regional seed.

Of course, there are bigger goals than holding a nice seed. Coming up a victory short last spring could serve as an inspiration for the Tar Heels.


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