July 29, 2014
Blake Griffin might be the nation's best player. North Carolina brushed him aside with a total team effort.
Ty Lawson scored 19 points and Danny Green added 18 to lead the
top-seeded Tar Heels to a 72-60 win over Griffin and Oklahoma on
Sunday in the South Regional final.
North Carolina (32-4) advanced to the Final Four for the second
straight year and will play Villanova in the national semifinals.
Griffin scored 23 points with 16 rebounds for Oklahoma, but the
Sooners (30-6) went 2-for-19 from 3-point range.
North Carolina advanced to a record 18th Final Four. UCLA has been
to 18, but the Bruins' 1980 appearance was later vacated by the NCAA because of rules violations.
This will be the Tar Heels' ninth Final Four in 19 seasons - and
it will be played at Detroit's Ford Field, where they routed
Michigan State 98-63 in December. Earlier Sunday, the Spartans also
reached the Final Four.