No. 2 North Carolina eliminated by No. 7 Texas A&M in second round of NCAA Tournament

There will be a new champion in college basketball this year.

Second seeded North Carolina’s quest for a second straight national championship came to a screeching halt in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday. In front of a Tar Heel fan-heavy crowd, they were routed by Texas A&M, 86-65.

The Tar Heels shot under 33 percent for the game and were rebounded 50-34. Joel Berry and Luke Maye scored 21 and 13 points, respectively, but no other North Carolina player scored more than 7.

It was a missed opportunity for the Tar Heels, who were looking to continue their path toward a third consecutive Final Four and a seventh overall title. Instead, they will head back to Chapel Hill having found themselves on the wrong end of a disappointing loss.

Meanwhile, for the Aggies, they were paced by four players in double figures, with T.J. Starks’ 21 and Tyler Davis’ 18 leading the way. Texas A&M ended the game shooting 52.5 percent and blocked 7 North Carolina shots.

North Carolina sees its season end at 26-11. Texas A&M moves on to its second Sweet 16 in three seasons and will take on seventh-seeded Michigan at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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