Trent Thornton gets the job done and UNC survives in Omaha.
Russell records the final out against South Carolina then records another one against noted Bojangles spokesperson.
The Tar Heels gut out a tough win in Game 3 of the Super Regional for a sixth trip to the College World Series in eight years.
The Tar Heels face postseason extinction but twice rally to stay alive then win yet another extra innings game.
North Carolina is the #1 overall seed in the NCAA baseball tournament for the first time in school history.
The Tar Heels complete the sweep of the ACC regular season and tournament championships with the help of a little known freshman pitcher.
UNC survived 10 innings of Carlos Radon and then eight more innings after that to advance to the ACC Championship.