Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Montrezl Harrell Leads Louisville Back from 18-Point Deficit Against North Carolina
Louisville trailed North Carolina by 18 points early in the second half, but roared back behind dunking machine Montrezl Harrell to notch a 78-68 overtime win at the KFC Yum! Center.
The No. 10 Cardinals outscored the No. 13 Heels 18-8 in the extra period.
Harrell, projected as the No. 16 pick in the NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com, finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds. But none of his points were more exciting than the two that came off this one-handed jam off a transition pass from Chris Jones.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino notched his first-ever win over North Carolina after starting out his career 0-6. When you consider that Pitino has 713 career victories, that stat really stands out.
Terry Rozier added 22 points and 10 rebounds for Louisville (18-3, 6-2), which dominated the Heels on the offensive glass, 22-13. Jones had 17 points and 5 boards.
Four players reached double-figures for North Carolina (17-5, 7-2), led by Marcus Paige’s 15. J.P. Tokoto added 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.