We reported yesterday that Luke Maye would be a key to UNC’s success against the Kentucky Wildcats.
That was an understatement. With 0.3 seconds on the clock and the game tied at 73, the sophomore forward drained a long jumper to give UNC a 2-point win and a trip to their second straight Final Four.
After being frustrated on the other end of the court for being high on the screen, aiding Malik Monk in his game-tying shot, Maye said he trailed teammate Theo Pinson “hoping to get a rebound or something” but was thrilled when the shot went in. He thanked his teammates and coaching staff for putting him in position to knock down the pivotal shot.
Although he felt the shot was a little long, it felt great going in. When asked about the shot location, Maye responded that “a good shooter doesn’t really have a set spot”.
Maye finished with 17 points and was named the South Region’s Most Outstanding Player.
Flip the page to hear the rest of Luke’s thoughts on the game as well as a little insight into Coach Roy Williams’ late game timeout philosophy.