From No. 1 to NIT: UNC’s March Madness hopes splinter in ACC Tournament quarterfinals loss to UVA

From #1 to NIT. Virginia’s 68-59 victory over North Carolina in Thursday’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals all but confirms the inevitable. North Carolina’s hopes for the NCAA Tournament were lulled by the clutches of Virginia. It’s time to clear a path in North Carolina’s 2022-2023 record book: Most Disappointing College Basketball Team.

Thursday marked the culmination of what is sure to be one of the most disappointing seasons in North Carolina basketball history. The bad habits that have been frustrating for UNC all year have come into full play Thursday against Virginia. Instead of playing like a desperate team fighting for their lives in the NCAA Tournament, North Carolina came out with a flurry of reckless, whimpering jumpers.

North Carolina missed nine layups, shot 8 of 27 from three-point range, and shot just 33% from the field in the second half. Tar Heels will enter the selection on Sunday with no hope of a wide offer. He will go to the NIT 1-9 in Quad 1 games, and any hopes of returning to the national championship game are dashed one by one.

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Here are the main media reactions to UNC’s timid loss.


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