Senior Zeller stars during the game, Blue Team seniors star at the end

UNC’s top senior, Tyler Zeller, was the star during the 88-64 final home game win over Maryland, scoring 30 points.

“It was a great way to go out,” Zeller said. “I was actually a little nervous before the game and I’m not usually nervous

A pair of seldom-used blue team seniors hit threes to star at the end of the game.

Greensboro senior David Dupont calmly drained a three at the buzzer to get the fans in the stands and the starters on the bench leaping for joy.

Coach Williams doesn’t like his team shooting last-second shots when the game is in hand but he didn’t have a problem with a senior taking and hitting that shot. Dupont said he had to take it.

“I had to do it,” Dupont said. “My teammates would have killed me if I hadn’t shot it. What more could you ask for – hitting a three at the buzzer on Senior Night.”

Dupont said it had already been a dream come true to be on the Tar Heels team and to actually start in his last home game.

While Dupont and Patrick Crouch, another senior who hit a three, probably won’t play anymore this year, Zeller still has a lot of playing to do including a regular-season finale at rival Duke.

“Duke is a great team. We gave one away here to them. Hopefully we can go over there and take one,” he said.

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