Well the women have their own version of the men’s unfortunate collapse exactly one week later and I think we can call their version The Tennessee Game. With 8:17 left the Lady Heels took a 48-38 and scored exactly two points the rest of the game while UT rattled off 18 points and won 56-50. Now there are two key differences. (1) The Tennessee women are, in relative terms, far better than the Georgetown men and (2) UNC lost two players to foul trouble and one to an injury which left them with only two regular players and limited offensive options. Ivory Latta had multiple opportunities to put points on the board but had a number of three pointers hit the back of the rim long.
ESPN’s love for Tennessee is downright embarrassing and a nearly complete abdication of journalistic integrity. Unfortunately UNC could not hand them some comeuppance.
So the UNC men’s and women’s basketball teams end their respective seasons with a combined 2-30 shooting from the floor and scoring a total of eight points over 23 minutes of basketball.