Final Four 2011 Trip On The Line As Kentucky Basketball Leads UNC In Second Half

North Carolina started the second half of this Elite Eight matchup hot, forcing a pair of turnovers and grabbing an easy bucket. John Calipari called a time out to regroup — and then UNC forced a back court violation seconds later.

Kentucky soon extended its lead to 47-36. Around the 17-minute mark, Kentucky got back to business. DeAndre Liggins and Brandon Knight hit threes, and John Henson picked up his fourth foul.

Harrison Barnes inadvertently tripped up Josh Harrelson on a run to the basket at one point, with Harrelson hitting the floor and springing up to glower and huff. An official spotted blood on the big guy’s knee a few plays later, forcing Harrelson to the bench.

For more on this game, UNC fans should join Carolina March, and Kentucky fans should visit A Sea Of Blue and Team Speed Kills.

More 2011 March Madness resources: Visit our NCAA Tournament hub for up-to-date news and information … updated printable NCAA 2011 Tournament bracket … the full NCAA Tournament schedule.

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