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There’s one thing I’ll never forget about the 2014 Final Four. After the confetti rained and the nets got cut, UConn’s entire team gathered in a corner of the court to crane their necks up at the giant screen at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They were watching this:
The Tar Heels were 26-of-73 (35.6 percent) from the floor. They were an egregious 4-of-27 (14.8 percent) on three-pointers, including an 0-of-9 night from star Justin Jackson, who entered as a 38 percent shooter from deep. Their effective field goal percentage, a measurement of shooting that gives threes 50 percent more value than twos, was 38.4. This was, by that metric, the Heels’ second-worst shooting game of the year.
Elite Billy Smith Jersey The Heels had the best offensive rebounding rate in the country this year, getting back 41.3 of the rebound-able shots they missed. They had 15 such boards against Gonzaga, which sounds fine, but their overall O-boards rate was 28.9 percent. It was their fourth-worst offensive rebounding game of the year on their second-worst shooting night.
Or two fewer than Gonzaga’s overqualified backup center, Zach Collins, had before fouling out late in the second half.
Before the game, I wrote about what a UNC win would probably look like. Two of my key points were that the Heels would need to crash the offensive glass and/or hope for a better shooting night than usual. Those things didn’t happen.