With a win over Saint Peter’s on Sunday, North Carolina may make history by becoming the 21st team to reach the Final Four.
On Sunday, college basketball fans all over the world will be on the edge of their seats as No. 8 North Carolina takes on No. 15 Saint Peter’s. With a trip to the Final Four on the line, this should be an exciting game.
No one expected Baylor and Kentucky to be in this position since they were projected to be in the Elite Eight. Instead, North Carolina defeated Baylor in the second round, while Saint Peter’s surprised Kentucky in the first. If they beat Saint Peter’s, the Tar Heels will be in the Final Four for the 21st time.
North Carolina basketball will play Saint Peter’s in the Final Four for the 21st time
The Tar Heels have reached the NCAA Final Four a record 20 times. North Carolina has also won the NCAA Tournament six times, the most recent victory coming in 2017. UNC won the National Championship Game that season, defeating Gonzaga.
Many believe North Carolina will be able to take care of business against the Peacocks as 8.5-pointfavorites. Saint Peter’s is on a roll and shouldn’t be underestimated, despite the odds being stacked against them.
Caleb Love and Brady Manek, who have been outstanding throughout the tournament, are expected to lead the Tar Heels on Sunday. North Carolina didn’t have many supporters as a No. 8 seed, but they’ve hushed a lot of critics. Even more hoops fans will be left dumbfounded if the team beats Saint Peter’s and advances to the Final Four for the 21st time.