The North Carolina Tar Heels punched their ticket to the ACC Tournament Finals on Saturday afternoon with a win over N.C. State, but it wasn't easy. The Wolfpack played the Tar Heels tough, who were without forward John Henson who injured his wrist on Friday, and kept it close all the way until the buzzer. C.J. Leslie picked up 22 points for the Wolfpack, but it just wasn't enough at the end as the Tar Heels ripped away the victory.
For the Tar Heels, Tyler Zeller once again had a nice game picking up 23 points and 9 rebounds, nearly picking picking up a double-double. Harrison Barnes also picked up 16 points while Kendall Marshall added 12. In place of Henson in the lineup, James Michael McAdoo picked up nine points and two rebounds. With the win, North Carolina will move on to face the winner of Florida State and Duke on Sunday.
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