UNC Makes It Look Easy —Again

Tar Heels down Arkansas Razorbacks to advance in NCAAs
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2008 8:59 PM CDT
UNC Makes It Look Easy —Again
Arkansas' Sonny Weems, right, is consoled by teammate Patrick Beverley during the closing moments of their NCAA East Regional basketball game against North Carolina today. UNC won 108-77.    (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

There’s little question why North Carolina was ranked the No. 1 seed overall in the NCAA tournament:  in their first two games they’ve outscored their opponents 221-150, looking more like an NBA team than a college one. Today’s victim was 9th-seeded Arkansas, which lost to the Tar Heels 108-77. Wayne Ellington was UNC’s high scorer of the day with 20 points.

Player-of-the-year candidate Tyler Hansbrough got to take it easy, and still scored 17 points. Arkansas leading scorer Sonny Weems had 19, but the forward only managed 8-for-20 shooting against UNC. The Tar Heels—playing just half an hour from home this week in Raleigh—will stay in-state for the Sweet Sixteen, as well.  They’ll take on No. 4 seed Washington State in Charlotte next Thursday. (More North Carolina Tar Heels stories.)

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