March Madness: North Carolina edges Kentucky on last-second shot


Kentucky on last-second shot

Published March 26, 2017 FoxNews.com

Kentucky guard Malik Monk (5) grabs a loose ball in front of North Carolina forward Luke Maye (32) in the first half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Kentucky guard Malik Monk (5) grabs a loose ball in front of North Carolina forward Luke Maye (32) in the first half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

North Carolina was denied a chance at the NCAA men’s basketball title by a last-second shot last year. This year, they’re going back to the Final Four with the help of a last-second shot of their own.
Sophomore reserve Luke Maye nailed a tie-breaking jumper with 0.3 seconds to go to lead the Tar Heels to a 75-73 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats in the South Regional Final Sunday evening in Memphis.

Maye’s heroics came seconds after Kentucky’s Malik Monk hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 73 with 7.2 seconds left. It was a dramtic ending to a breathtaking game between the top two seeds in the region.

Trailing 64-59, North Carolina went on a 12-0 run and led 71-64 with 54 seconds to go. Kentucky battled back, as Monk and freshman De’Aron Fox hit quick three-pointers to make the score 71-70.

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