North Carolina was missing John Henson, who was ruled out with injury, but the No. 1 seed wouldn't need him to knock the 16th seeded Catamounts out of the NCAA Tournament. Vermont hung with the Tar Heels for the first 14 minutes of the game before falling behind by double-digits at the half after a big run. In the second half, the Catamounts were able to cut the lead down to 10 points twice but got no closer as North Carolina blew the game open.
Vermont was not able to hit their three point shots, finishing just 3-17 from behind the arc. When the Catamounts went inside, North Carolina's bigs regularly swatted or altered Vermont's shots. Despite only making two fewer field goals than North Carolina, Vermont really saw a discrepancy at the free throw line. North Carolina had a 24-8 free throw attempt advantage.
Vermont was led by 11 points from Sandro Carissimo. Matt Glass chipped in 10 points. North Carolina's Tyler Zeller had a good game with 17 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks. James Michael McAdoo chipped in 17 points for the Tar Heels.
Vermont's season ends at 24-12 (13-3, America East). The Catamounts beat Stony Brook in the America East championship game to win the league's autobid to the NCAA Tournament. Vermont defeated fellow 16-seed Lamar in one of the First Four games before losing to the Tar Heels.
North Carolina will move on to play the No. 8 seed Creighton in the Third Round.