7:15 PM ET, March 18, 2011
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Rapid Reaction: UNC-Long Island
UNC's big scorers are Kendall Marshall at the point, Harrison Barnes on the wing and Tyler Zeller in the post, but it was John Henson who provided the biggest boost Friday, writes Andy Katz. Rapid reaction
• John Henson (28) and Tyler Zeller (32) both scored career highs while Harrison Barnes added 24 points for North Carolina.
• The last time North Carolina had even two players in the same game with 24 points was March 1998 when Vince Carter had 24 and Shammond Williams had 32 in a win vs. UNC-Charlotte.
• UNC picked up its 103rd NCAA tournament win, tied for Kentucky for the most in Division I history.
• The Tar Heels have won at least one game in 27 of their last 28 tournament appearances.
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NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||31-85 (.365)||34-67 (.507)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-31 (.258)||3-17 (.176)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-25 (.680)||31-42 (.738)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||28 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
|» Mar 18, 2011||@UNC 102, LIU 87||Recap|
From Elias: Tyler Zeller, John Henson and Harrison Barnes each topped the 24-point mark, combining for 84 of UNC's 102 points. It's just the 7th time in Men's Basketball Championship history that three teammates have each gone for at least 24 in the same game and the first since Luke Ridnour, Luke Jackson and Fred Jones did it for Oregon in 2002.[+]
3 Teammates, at least 24 Pts - Same Game, Men's Basketball Championship
In giving up 102 points on Friday to North Carolina, Long Island allowed 100 points for the 2nd straight time in their Men's Basketball Championship tournament history. In their last appearance in 1997, they gave up 101 points in a Round of 64 loss to Villanova. The Blackbirds have allowed 85 points or more in all 4 of their Men's Basketball Championship tournament games all-time (0-4).
The 87 points allowed by North Carolina is the 2nd-most allowed by a 2-seed or higher in a Round of 64 game. The most is 90, by Pittsburgh in a 108-90 win over Eastern Michigan in 1988.
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