So it will be Rhode Island next Tuesday at 9:15 PM on ESPN in the NIT Semifinals from Madison Square Garden.
Rhode Island trailed Virginia Tech 60-48 in the 2nd half Wednesday night before going on a 31-12 run to win 79-72.
A little UNC vs Rhode Island history for you.
URI leads the all time series 2-1.
The last meeting between the two schools was in the 2nd Round of the 1993 NCAA Tournament. UNC beat the ever living crap out of URI to the tune of 112-67. The 45 point margin of victory is still a UNC record for winning margin in a NCAA Tournament game. Yes, that is shocking considering what the 2008 and 2009 teams were capable of but they only won their 1st Round games by 39 and 43 respectively.
Incidentally, URI gave Duke a huge scare last year before losing 82-79. Fortunately for UNC, Jimmy Baron is no longer with the Rams or else he would probably repeat his 8-10 three point shooting performance.