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NCAA Bracket Update, North Carolina Vs. Washington: Tar Heels Score ACC Sweet Sixteen Appearance

The No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels became the first ACC team to make the 2011 NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen, outlasting the No. 7 Washington Huskies 86-83 in a controversial finish. After Venoy Overton heaved a long three with plenty of time left on the clock, John Henson leapt to let the ball slip between his hands as it sailed out of bounds. It hit paint with 1.1 seconds left, but Washington was only given .5.

Nobody seemed to care. The extra time would’ve allowed Isaiah Thomas to shoot an actual three as time ran out, rather than a fallaway, very deep two. Henson leapt to try and tip the ball away as the buzzer sounded for some hare-brained reason, nearly achieving a goaltend that still wouldn’t have changed the game.

UNC will advance to get either Marquette or Syracuse in the next round of play.

For more on this game, UNC fans should visit Carolina March, and Huskies fans are off to UW Dawg Pound and SB Nation Seattle.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.