Top seed North Carolina crushes Indiana, 101-86 to advance to “Elite Eight”

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Marcus Paige scored 21 points and North Carolina continued its offensive prowess, moving to the Elite Eight for the 20th time since 1975 with a 101-86 victory over Indiana on Friday night in the East Regional.

The top-seeded Tar Heels (31-6) will meet sixth-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday, determining one of two guaranteed Atlantic Coast Conference spots in the Final Four. The Fighting Irish beat Wisconsin 61-56 on Friday.

It will be the same case in the Midwest Regional, where top-seeded Virginia will face 10th-seeded Syracuse, meaning at least half the Final Four will be from the ACC. The conference will also have a team play for the national title.

Brice Johnson had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who are in the regional final for the seventh time in coach Roy Williams’ 12 years and for the first time since 2012.

Yogi Ferrell had 25 points to lead Indiana (27-8).
NCAA

Regional Semifinals
at United Center
Final Virginia 84 Iowa St. 71
Final Syracuse 63 Gonzaga 60

at Wells Fargo Center
Final Notre Dame 61 Wisconsin 56

( 1) North Carolina 101,  Indiana 86

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