Despite North Carolina coach Hubert Davis' best efforts, the Tar Heels lost 76-67 to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
It was disappointing because we had so much to play for and so much motivation to compete,” Davis said. “I'm disappointed.”
Carolina (18-8, 10-5 ACC) avoided losing to teams ranked in Quads 3-4 of the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET). Until Wednesday, the Heels were 14-0 against the bottom quads.
“We've got a game on Saturday,” said guard Caleb Love, who had 19 points. “This is a bad loss. But we have a game on Saturday and we must win.”
Fans aggressively headed for the Smith Center exits with 10 minutes left in the game as the Panthers held a 20-point lead.
Brady Manek snagged the next in-bounds pass. Carolina seemed poised to score and put more pressure on Pitt.
John Hugley vs. Armando Bacot Hugley scored seven of his 18 first-half points inside. Keeping Bacot clean early.
Neither did the Panthers. 10 UNC turnovers in the first half led to They were varied. 2 charging foul turnovers by RJ Davis And Manek. Bacot had two in the first.