UNC trailed Miami for 39 minutes and 59.9 seconds in its 2011 ACC Tournament quarterfinal game on Friday, but the Tar Heels led when it mattered: at the final horn.
After being down 14 points in the second half, UNC rallied to tie the game in the final minute. Following a Miami turnover, Carolina had a final possession, during which they found Tyler Zeller wide open under the basket for a layup that rolled through the hoop as time expired. The final score: UNC 61, Miami 59.
North Carolina moves on to play the winner of Boston College vs. Clemson in Saturday's semifinal game at 1 p.m. ET.
Here is the full 2011 ACC Tournament bracket update:
Friday, March 11
Noon, ESPN2/ACC Network: No. 1 North Carolina defeats Miami.
2:30 p.m., ESPN2/ACC Network: No. 4 Clemson (20-10, 9-7 ACC) vs. Boston College
7:00 p.m., ESPN2/ACC Network: No. 2 Duke (27-4, 13-3 ACC) vs. Maryland
9:30 p.m., ESPN2/ACC Network: No. 3 Florida State (21-9, 11-5 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech
Saturday, March 12
1:00 p.m., ESPN/ACC Network: North Carolina vs. Clemson/Boston College winner
3:30 p.m., ESPN/ACC Network: Duke/Maryland winner vs. Florida State/Virginia Tech winner
Sunday, March 13
1:00 p.m., ESPN/ACC Network: ACC Championship Game