North Carolina ran all over play-in team Mount St. Mary’s last night, running up an NBA-level 113-74 margin in only 40 college minutes. The Tar Heels had 14 players score during the game, giving the Mountaineers little chance against the nation’s No. 1-ranked team. Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson – spending half the game on the bench – still managed to score 21 points apiece, reports the AP.
Mount St. Mary’s has made three appearances in the NCAA tournament in the last 13 years. Each time they entered as a 16th seed, and exited after the first round—not unusual, since no 16 has ever beaten a no. 1 seed in a first round game. This year they were at least able to enjoy the dubious honor of winning the play-in game before heading back home. North Carolina gears up for No.9 Arkansas tomorrow.