Boxscore
North Carolina 87, Creighton 73
Sunday, March 18, 2012 5:15 PM
Location - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Officials - Pat Driscoll, Thomas O'Neill, Mike Stuart
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Creighton 35 38 73
North Carolina 43 44 87

Recap


North Carolina 87, Creighton 73:
John Henson returned from a three-game hiatus with an injured left wrist to score 13 points and grab nine rebounds, leading North Carolina to the Sweet 16.
 
Henson, his wrist wrapped and still showing signs of soreness, was one of five North Carolina players in double figures and helped the top-seeded Tar Heels reach the regional semifinal for an NCAA-record 31st time.
 
North Carolina (31-5) also got an offensive lift from point guard Kendall Marshall, who made seven-of-eight from the field and scored 18 points, along with 12 assists, to record his fifth double-double in the last six games. Harrison Barnes scored 17 and Reggie Bullock scored 13, with each knocking down three 3-pointers. Tyler Zeller scored 11.
 
Creighton (29-6) got 20 points and nine rebounds from Missouri Valley Conference player of the year Doug McDermott, 12 points and six rebounds from beefy center Gregory Echenique, and 10 points from Josh Jones and Antoine Young.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: North Carolina matched Creighton at its own game, as each team made eight shots from behind the 3-point arc... North Carolina shot 49.3 from the floor, while Creighton shot just 38.9 percent... UNC is now 7-0 in NCAA games at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Creighton Bluejays

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gregory Echenique 27:00 6-9 0-0 0-1 3 3 6 0 2 0 1 2 12
Grant Gibbs 32:00 0-4 0-0 2-2 0 10 10 4 2 2 1 1 2
Jahenns Manigat 23:00 2-4 2-4 2-2 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 8
Doug McDermott 35:00 8-19 1-4 3-4 4 5 9 1 3 1 3 0 20
Antoine Young 31:00 4-12 0-0 2-3 0 1 1 4 2 2 2 0 10
Ethan Wragge 15:00 3-8 3-8 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 9
Austin Chatman 12:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0
Josh Jones 16:00 4-8 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 10
Will Artino 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Avery Dingman 5:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2
Ross Ferrarini 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor Stormberg 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Dorwart 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-68 8-20 9-12 9 25 34 11 18 7 9 3 73
  41.2% 40.0% 75.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9

North Carolina Tar Heels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Harrison Barnes 31:00 7-19 3-6 0-0 3 2 5 0 1 1 1 0 17
Reggie Bullock 32:00 5-7 3-5 0-2 1 7 8 2 1 0 1 0 13
John Henson 28:00 5-13 0-0 3-3 1 9 10 2 1 1 1 4 13
Kendall Marshall 36:00 7-8 1-2 3-6 2 2 4 11 1 0 4 1 18
Tyler Zeller 25:00 4-7 0-0 3-3 0 6 6 0 3 0 0 1 11
James Michael McAdoo 24:00 4-8 0-0 1-1 2 2 4 0 1 2 0 3 9
P.J. Hairston 16:00 1-3 1-3 1-2 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Stilman White 5:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Justin Watts 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Desmond Hubert 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jackson Simmons 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Crouch 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 33-65 8-16 13-19 11 32 43 16 8 4 9 9 87
  50.8% 50.0% 68.4% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9
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