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Tar Heels Stomp On St. Peter’s Dream Season, 69-49; Set To Face Duke In Final Four

Saint Peter’s improbable run has come to an end.

North Carolina (8) defeated the fifteen-seeded Peacocks, 69-49, to cap their Cinderella rally in the Elite Eight.

St. Peter’s KC Ndefo energized the Peacocks in the second half. He recorded five blocks, 10 points and seven rebounds to give Saint Peter’s some presence in the paint.

In the end, it still wasn’t enough to stop UNC forward Armando Bacot.

The 6-foot-10 Bacot dominated the boards: amassing 22 rebounds and recording 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting.

Bacot controlled the paint while UNC’s Brady Manek dominated beyond the arc.

Manek hit 4 of 6 from three, adding 19 points to help overwhelm the Peacocks.

The Peacocks’ starters failed to find a rhythm (28 total points) as the bench led in scoring (21 points) for most of the contest.

For the first time in NCAA tournament history, UNC will face off against the Duke Blue Devils: with the hope of ending Coach K’s legendary career.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

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  1. THIS COMING WEEK here in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill “Triangle” is going to be A Humdinger of Pure Unadulterated Hated Rival Hate … if there is a Guinness Record for Social Media Hate it will be shattered by Wednesday for sure.
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    In addition to UNC v Duke … The NC State WBB is playing the Hated Genos in the WBB Elite Eight.
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    There are plenty of Hated Rivalries across the country but none of’em as geographically “cheek by jowl” as around here. Eight miles separate the two campuses and Every Cul-de-Sac among the million+ in Metro area has a mixture. UNCers far out number Dookies by sheer size of the alumni bases. NC State fans tend to HATE “UNCCheats” more than they HATE Dook by a significant Hate Factor. It will be BRUTAL.

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