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North Carolina Basketball: What is the Tar Heels' recent history in the Sweet 16?

Another edition of the Tar Heels' previous NCAA Tournament experiences, this time in the Sweet 16.

Sophomore Seth Trimble's defense was incredible during UNC's second-round outing vs. Michigan State.
Sophomore Seth Trimble's defense was incredible during UNC's second-round outing vs. Michigan State. / Jared C. Tilton/GettyImages
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2016: #5 Indiana vs. #1 UNC (Won, 101-86)

Marcus Paige - 21 PTS, 1 REB, 6 ASTS, 7-12 FG, 6-9 3PT, 1-2 Ft
Joel Berry II - 14 PTS, 2 REBS, 5 ASTS, 5-8 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT
Justin Jackson - 14 PTS, 5 REBS, 3 ASTS, 3-9 FG, 2-5 3PT, 6-8 FT
Brice Johnson - 20 PTS, 10 REBS, 1 AST, 5-11 FG, 10-12 FT
Kennedy Meeks - 15 PTS, 9 REBS, 1 AST, 5-9 FG, 5-7 FT

UNC showcased what dominance looked like in this contest.

All five starters struck gold and chipped in at least 10 points to eventually build a 15-point thrash against the Hoosiers. The Heels swished 52 percent of their field goal attempts, in addition to their 55 percent from three.

Marcus Paige shot the lights out, going 6-9 from the three-point line on top of 7-12 overall throughout the battle. Paige also dished out six assists, effectively running the point guard duties with his backcourt running mate, Joel Berry.

2015: #4 UNC vs. #1 Wisconsin (Lost, 79-72)

Marcus Paige - 12 PTS, 2 REBS, 3 AST, 4-11 FG, 3-5 3PT, 1-2 FT
J.P. Tokoto - 4 PTS, 4 REBS, 3 ASTS, 2-6 FG
Justin Jackson - 15 PTS, 2 REBS, 3 ASTS, 6-11 FG, 3-3 3PT
Brice Johnson - 15 PTS, 4 REBS, 7-9 FG, 1-2 FT
Kennedy Meeks - 4 PTS, 4 REBS, 1-4 FG, 2-2 FT

A tough finish for UNC in a closely contested matchup.

Carolina kept it close and even led at the half, 33-31. Unfortunately, the Badgers were hitting all of their shots during all of the right moments, which kept them steadily ahead of UNC as the regulation clock wound down.

Right at the 11:11 mark, an Isaiah Hicks layup elevated his team's lead to 53-46 in the second half. Wisconsin switched into another gear, eventually gaining the lead of 61-60 at the 6:08 time stamp following a Zak Showalter drive to the basket.

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From then on, UNC was unable to regain its lead, resulting in an Elite 8 trip for Wisconsin.