Ponca City, OK

Now: 53 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 54 °F | Lo: 43 °F

Sunday

Hi: 50 °F 

Lo: 40 °F

Monday

Hi: 72 °F 

Lo: 48 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 75 °F 

Lo: 52 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 66 °F 

Lo: 45 °F

Thursday

Hi: 69 °F 

Lo: 46 °F

No. 1 seed North Carolina survives to beat Arkansas 72-65

The Associated Press - March 20, 2017 10:22 am

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – Kennedy Meeks had 16 points and a huge tip-in with 44.2 seconds left to help North Carolina barely avoid a huge upset by rallying to beat Arkansas 72-65 in Sunday’s second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Justin Jackson added 15 points for the Tar Heels (29-7), including the dunk that capped a game-closing 12-0 run by the South Region’s Number 1 seed to help it survive a wild game.

North Carolina led by 17 points after a dominating start, blew that lead and trailed 65-60 with about 3 1/2 minutes left then came up with a response befitting its veteran experience.

Isaiah Hicks came up big late, too, with a dunk and four free throws in the final 2 minutes to help UNC survive.

Daryl Macon scored 19 points to lead the eighth-seeded Razorbacks (26-10), who did everything right in the second half except close out the Tar Heels.

 

Latest Stories

Pushmataha County man arrested on child sexual abuse charges

Special agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Pushmataha County man for...

Quarterback Club reschedules golf tournament

The Ponca City Quarterback Club’s 2017 Golf Tournament, which had been scheduled for Saturday, April 29,...

Car seat safety check canceled

The Ponca City Fire and Life Safety Council has canceled its free car seat safety that...