North Carolina was on the team plane home from the ACC tournament when the NCAA selection show began Sunday evening -- but the Tar Heels were on the ground by the time their Midwest Region was revealed.
Sunday night, the school released this statement from coach Roy Williams:
“We are extremely disappointed that we lost to Florida State today and did not win the ACC Tournament, but we are also extremely pleased that the NCAA selection committee felt we deserved a number one seed.
It’s a long, long year and for the most part our club has performed very well all season. Now, we start a completely new season and everyone starts even. We have hopes and dreams to play well. Everyone talks about playing well for three weeks but you have to play well in each and every game to advance. We look forward to getting started.”
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