March Madness is one more sensation. With the Tar Heels the title defender says goodbye prematurely. The place is a bad omen.
March Madness is one more sensation. With the North Carolina Tar Heels the next favourite left the tournament. Texas A&M (7) surprisingly lost 65:86 (28:42), the highest defeat of a college champion since 1998 (March Madness daily LIVE on TV on SPORT1 US).
The Tar Heels led 20:13 at the beginning, but had to watch how the Aggies completely turned the game with a 15:0-run. With two threes after the break, the Aggies even took the lead to 20 points. North Carolina, for whom NBA legend Michael Jordan also played in college, came no closer than 17 points.
“We had a certain cohesion today,” said Tyler Davis, who was one of the guarantors of victory with 18 points and nine rebounds. Top scorer was TJ Starks with 21 points. Joel Berry II scored the most points at North Carolina (21). Save your free trial month now)
For the second year in a row, the defending champion bid farewell to UNC before the Sweet 16. Especially bitter: The Tar Heels played on home ground in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was only the second defeat in her home state in college history. (All results of March Madness)
Other teams, however, did not get any better: just two days ago the UMBC Retrievers had caused the biggest sensation in college basketball on the same spot against Virginia.