Boxscore
North Carolina 81, Marquette 63
Friday, March 25, 2011 7:15 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - Tony Padilla, Mark Whitehead, Joe DeRosa
Attendance - 18343

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Marquette 15 48 63
North Carolina 40 41 81

Recap


NEWARK, N.J -- Tyler Zeller had 27 points and 15 rebounds and second-seeded North Carolina used a first-half blitz to blow out 11th seed Marquette 81-63 in an East Region semifinal Friday night.

Harrison Barnes scored 20 points and John Henson added 14 and 12 rebounds for the Tar Heels (29-7), who will play the winner of Kentucky-Ohio State in the regional final Sunday.

Davante Gardner scored 16 points and Jimmy Butler added 14 for Marquette (22-15), which became the 10th of 11 Big East teams to be eliminated.

Marquette had an early 10-8 lead before North Carolina busted the game open by scoring 19 unanswered points, holding the Golden Eagles scoreless for nearly nine minutes. North Carolina held the
Golden Eagles to 6-of-31 shooting in the first half, including 0 of 8 from beyond the arc, and forced 12 turnovers to take a 40-15 lead into the break.

The Tar Heels stretched the lead to 51-18 on a pair of Zeller free throws with 17:01 left before coasting to the finish line.


 


Marquette Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jimmy Butler 36:00 6-12 0-3 2-4 3 3 6 2 1 1 0 1 14
Darius Johnson-Odom 25:00 2-9 0-3 3-5 1 3 4 0 3 0 4 0 7
Jae Crowder 27:00 5-12 1-4 0-0 4 4 8 0 4 1 4 3 11
Chris Otule 20:00 0-4 0-0 0-0 4 4 8 0 1 0 1 2 0
Junior Cadougan 20:00 3-8 0-1 4-4 0 2 2 5 2 0 1 0 10
Davante Gardner 18:00 6-9 0-0 4-5 4 2 6 0 3 1 2 0 16
Dwight Buycks 21:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 0
Joseph Fulce 8:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Jamail Jones 2:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Vander Blue 16:00 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2
Robert Frozena 1:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Erik Williams 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-63 2-16 15-20 16 22 38 8 17 4 18 8 63
  36.5% 12.5% 75.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 18

North Carolina Tar Heels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Harrison Barnes 30:00 7-18 3-7 3-4 7 2 9 1 4 1 0 2 20
John Henson 32:00 7-16 0-1 0-3 3 9 12 0 1 1 0 5 14
Tyler Zeller 27:00 9-19 0-0 9-10 7 5 12 4 3 3 1 0 27
Dexter Strickland 34:00 3-4 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 3 1 4 0 0 8
Kendall Marshall 35:00 3-5 1-2 0-0 0 4 4 7 3 2 2 1 7
Justin Knox 14:00 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0
Leslie McDonald 21:00 2-8 1-3 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 5
D.J. Johnston 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stewart Cooper 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Patrick Crouch 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Van Hatchell 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Justin Watts 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
David Dupont 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Bolick 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 31-74 5-16 14-21 19 25 44 15 16 11 7 8 81
  41.9% 31.2% 66.7% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 7
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