Thanks to a pair of Jared Hamilton free throws with 17.2 seconds remaining, the Eagles defeated UNC for the first time since February 2010.
Margo Carlin scored twice, but Erin Matson responded with four goals, helping No. 1 UNC beat the Eagles, 6-3, in the Final Four to bring the BC’s historic season to a close.
The Eagles and Tar Heels exchanged blows during Friday evening’s Final Four matchup, producing an all-time classic and an equally memorable highlight reel.
BC avenged its ACC Championship loss to UNC—its only defeat of the season—by upending the Tar Heels to book a trip to its third straight National Championship.
North Carolina scored twice in the final 10 minutes of the second half, breaking the scoreless tie and handing the Eagles their second shutout loss of the 2018 campaign.
The ACC is frequently labeled as the toughest league in all of college basketball by fans, players, and coaches alike, but, once again, the conference has been exposed when it matters most: March.
Sportswriters Chris Noyes and Patrick Conway debate: Who will win the men’s basketball national championship on Monday night?