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Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Sat down with Frank Martin for Sunday convo. Airing tonight.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

With both teams struggling from the 3-point line, how these bigs perform the rest of the way is how the game will be decided. Wildcats have to do something about Meeks on the boards. He's bullying them.

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The Gamecocks weren't satisfied by simply reaching the NCAA tournament after more than a decade spent as mere spectators of the Big Dance. Or even by posting just one win. Or one winning weekend.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Maye making big plays for North Carolina again. And Willis picks up his fourth foul. Every time Kentucky gets a bucket or makes a key play, UNC answers. Furious pace right now.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

The level of athleticism on the floor right now is wild. Different pace with the Kentucky stars back in the game.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Sindarius Thornwell discusses the moment he knew South Carolina had the game against Florida in the bag.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Calipari should be thrilled -- in a way. All that foul trouble (and a bad whistle) and Kentucky only down 5 at the break. UNC's halfcourt offense was brutal at end of half.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Briscoe, Hawkins, Gabriel, Humphries and Mulder made the defensive stand of their careers down the stretch of the first half. Can't score but they're the only reason Kentucky didn't enter halftime dealing with a lopsided game with Fox playing just 8 minutes due to foul trouble, and Adebayo and Monk also limited by foul trouble.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

South Carolina star Sindarius Thornwell says the Gamecocks continue to be overlooked, and still will be come the Final Four -- despite their stellar play on defense.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky showing off its defensive talents with its three stars on the bench with foul trouble. Most teams would be down by double digits right now.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Well, we enter the final media timeout of the half with Monk, Adebayo and Fox on the bench. Not a great situation for the Wildcats. Officials not allowing any physical play in the paint. And Tar Heels are smart enough to attack, exactly what they said they'd do when they talked to reporters on Saturday.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

As Frank Martin cut the net at Madison Square Garden, Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" played in the arena. The moment wasn't lost on the husband of a native New Yorker. Martin, who makes it a practice to listen to Sinatra's "My Way" before every game, called the moment "powerful."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Jackson is the player to watch when he's on offense. Creating so many problems for Kentucky. Tar Heels keep pinning Isaiah Briscoe on hard screens and Isaac Humphries can't switch fast enough to get to him. When Bam Adebayo switches onto Jackson off screens, watch the junior draw him away from the basket and make it easier for teammates to penetrate.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Justin Jackson showing a lot of emotion, doing a lot of talking. Don't see that often from him.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

With Fox out, you could see the communication breakdown before Hawkins called the timeout. Don't have the same poise with their leader on the bench. Wonder how long he stays out.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

The Joel Berry II situation could alter everything. Tar Heels getting key minutes from White and Britt. But they'll need Berry to keep up with Kentucky for 40 minutes.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Joel Berry comes back out of the UNC locker room. Now in the huddle and looks ready to come back out on the floor soon.

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

What's it feel like when the buzzer sounds and you're headed to the Final Four? South Carolina's Duane Notice still can't believe it.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Berry to locker room. Stilman White checks in 6 minutes into the game. That's, um, not great news for UNC fans.