CORAL GABLES, Fla. --- No. 2 Miami scored five times in the fifth inning and completed a three-game sweep of No. 7 North Carolina with a 7-4 win Sunday afternoon at Mark Light Field. Jacob Heyward's two-run double off Jason Morgan started the scoring, and Johnny Ruiz's RBI single gave the Hurricanes the lead for good. Brian Miller had two doubles among his three hits and drove in three to lead the Tar Heels, who fell to 20-7 and 6-6 in league play with the loss.
♦ North Carolina (33-6) and Villanova (34-5) will meet on Monday night in Houston for the 2016 NCAA championship. The Tar Heels and Wildcats will take the opening tip at 9:19 p.m. Eastern Time (8:19 p.m. in Houston) at NRG Stadium.
HOUSTON (AP) -- North Carolina's latest step on the way to a title was shaping up as strictly an inside job.
Huge Rally Leads to Walkoff Win for App Baseball....BOONE, N.C. — Drake Zupcic (Waxhaw, N.C./Cuthbertson) capped Appalachian State University baseball’s rally from a late four-run deficit with a walkoff single that lifted the Mountaineers to an 8-7 triumph over Little Rock on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.
♦ East Regional champion North Carolina (32-6) will face Midwest Regional champ Syracuse (23-13) in an NCAA Tournament semifinal on Saturday night in Houston. The Tar Heels and Orange will take the opening tip at approximately 8:49 p.m. Eastern Time (7:49 p.m. in Houston) at NRG Stadium. Coverage of that game locally begins at 7:30 p.m. (ET), on WWMY 102.3 FM. Villanova and Oklahoma will meet in Saturday’s first semifinal at 6:09 p.m. ET.