Harrison Barnes scored eight straight points in the closing minutes of the last Elite Eight matchup, pulling the North Carolina Tar Heels within a strike of the Kentucky Wildcats. The Cats lead is down to 67-65 with about four minutes left. Barnes has 18 points, a game high, and five rebounds.
Kentucky’s strong shooting and ball control, its first-half reasons for success, have all but vanished. UNC now holds the edge by a bit in both marks for the game, and even more so for the second half.
The Wildcats haven’t hit a three-pointer in about six minutes, which is actually a pretty long time, the way this game has gone.
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