No. 2 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels are set to open the NCAA Tournament with a battle against No. 15 Lipscomb Friday afternoon, and they’re expected to have Cam Johnson as a “full go,” according to coach Roy Williams.
Cam Johnson practiced this morning. RoyW: “I expect him to be full go (on Friday).”
— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) March 15, 2018
Johnson was tweaked a nagging back issue in the ACC Tournament, knocking him out for the final six minutes of North Carolina’s loss against Virginia.
The 6-foot-8 senior guard has averaged 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 29.4 minutes a night.
This will be the Tar Heels’ 49th NCAA Tournament appearance, which is the most of any program in the ACC. Their six national championships and 123 NCAA Tournament victories are also the most of any team in the ACC.
North Carolina has been in the National Championship game each of the last two seasons. Two years ago, the Tar Heels lost to Villanova on a half-court buzzer beater, but they earned redemption with a victory over Gonzaga in the title match last season.
North Carolina has only missed the tournament one time in 15 seasons under Roy Williams. During his tenure over the last decade and a half, the Tar Heels have won three titles, been to five Final Fours and accumulated a 42-10 record.
In the 2018 NCAA Tournament, Tar Heels will be aiming to become the first team since UCLA from 2006-08 to make three straight Final Four appearances.
North Carolina will face off against Lipscomb at 2:45 p.m. ET on CBS.
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