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Hello and welcome to another edition of 'Live Blogging On Shish On College Basketball'. Tonight it is the Butler Bulldogs and North Carolina Tar Heels. This is a South Regional Semifinal. Butler is the region's #4 seed, while North Carolina is the region's top seed. The winner will play the winner of UCLA/Kentucky.
Butler comes in with wins against Winthrop and Middle Tennessee. North Carolina will be Butler's biggest test, to date. Butler is lead by Kelan Martin in scoring and rebounding and Tyler Lewis in assists.
North Carolina comes in with wins against Texas Southern and Arkansas. They had a scare on Sunday vs. Arkansas, but prevailed 72-65. Tar Heels are lead by Justin Jackson in scoring, Kendrick Meeks in rebounding, and Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson co-leads in assists.
It is Butler and North Carolina, coming up shortly.
Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
Projected Starting Lineups:
Butler Bulldogs (25-8):
G: K. Baldwin
G: A. Woodson
G: K. Savage
F: T. Wide man
F: A. Chrabascz
North Carolina Tar Heels (29-7):
G:J. Berry II
F: I. Hicks
F. K. Meeks
20:00: Butler wins the tipoff. North Carolina will have the possession arrow, in their favor.
19:33: Butler in black, and North Carolina in white.
19:00: Hicks opens up the scoring for Tar Heels. BUT 0, UNC 2
18:30: Savage opens up the scoring for Bulldogs, with a 3-point FG. BUT 3, UNC 2
15:59: T.V. Timeout #1: BUT 9, UNC 10
13:47: Hicks now has 2 fouls for North Carolina. BUT 12, UNC 15
12:00: North Carolina is on 9-0 run in the last 2-plus minutes. BUT 12, UNC 22
11:50: T.V. Timeout #2: BUT 12, UNC 22
10:34: Lucas ends Butler's scoring drought. BUT 14, UNC 27
8:19: North Carolina is shooting 12/16 from the field. BUT 20, UNC 33
8:19: Butler is in the Bonus. Bulldogs will shoot 1-and-1, after every non-shooting foul. BUT 20, UNC 35
7:50: Butler has 5 fouls. One more Bulldog foul, and North Carolina will head to the Bonus. BUT 22, UNC 35
6:49: T.V. Timeout #3: BUT 24, UNC 38
5:15: North Carolina is in the Bonus. Tar Heels will shoot 1-and-1, after every non-shooting foul. BUT 29, UNC 38
3:50: Butler Timeout #1: BUT 32, UNC 44
2:42: T.V. Timeout #4: BUT 32, UNC 47
1:40: North Carolina outrebounding Butler 20-9. BUT 34, UNC 52
:42.8: North Carolina Timeout #1: BUT 34, UNC 52
:00: North Carolina with commanding lead. North Carolina will inbound the ball, to start the second half.
Butler 36, UNC 52
BUT: A. Chrabascz 11 points
UNC: J. Jackson 17 points
SCAR 18, BAY 15 7:55 left in the 1st Half
20:00: North Carolina will inbound the ball, to start the second half. Butler will have the possession arrow, in their favor. BUT 36, UNC 52
15:56: T.V. Timeout #1 BUT 40, UNC 58
15:06: North Carolina dominating the paint 26-10. BUT 41, UNC 60
15:00: Butler now has 5 fouls. Next Bulldog foul, will send Tar Heels to the Bonus. BUT 43, UNC 61
12:40: Butler Timeout #2: BUT 47, UNC 65
11:57: North Carolina is in the Bonus. Tar Heels will shoot 1-and-1, after every non-shooting foul. BUT 47, UNC 67
11:37: T.V. Timeout #2: BUT 47, UNC 67
11:00: North Carolina is dominating many stats, in this game. BUT 49, UNC 67
9:11: Hicks now has 4 fouls for North Carolina. BUT 54, UNC 69
8:52: North Carolina now has 5 fouls. One more Tar Heel foul, and Butler will go to the Bonus. BUT 57, UNC 69
7:59: T.V. Timeout #3: BUT 57, UNC 71
5:59: North Carolina has 8 fouls. Next Tar Heel foul, and Butler will go to the Bonus Plus. BUT 66, UNC 76
5:50: Butler is in the Bonus. Bulldogs will shoot 1-and-1, after every non-shooting foul. BUT 66, UNC 78
5:30: North Carolina is in the Bonus Plus. Tar Heels will shoot 2 free throws, after every foul. BUT 66, UNC 80
3:57: T.V. Timeout #4: BUT 68, UNC 83
3:45: Hicks fouls out of the game. Butler is now in the Bonus Plus. Bulldogs will shoot 2 free throws, after every foul. BUT 70, UNC 83
2:41: Possession Arrow in the favor of North Carolina. BUT 72, UNC 83
1:26: Butler Timeout #3: BUT 74, UNC 85
:46.3: Butler Final Timeout: BUT 77, UNC 90
:45.4: Butler and North Carolina beginning to clear the benches. BUT 77, UNC 92
:45.4: North Carolina will be playing the winner of UCLA/Kentucky. BUT 77, UNC 92
Butler 80, UNC 92
Butler: Chrabascz 21 points
UNC: J. Berry II 26 points
North Carolina dominated most of the game. This game was played in Tar Heels tempo all game. Butler did not have an answer for Berry or Jackson. North Carolina will play the winner of UCLA/Kentucky on Sunday.
This is Paul Shishkoff, Jr. This has been 'Live Blogging On Shish On College Basketball'. Thanks for visiting this page.
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