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North Carolina’s Manek ejected for throwing elbow vs Baylor

March 19, 2022 GMT
North Carolina forward Brady Manek (45) shoots a 3-point basket as Baylor guard Dale Bonner (3) defends in the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, March, 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
North Carolina forward Brady Manek (45) shoots a 3-point basket as Baylor guard Dale Bonner (3) defends in the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, March, 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
North Carolina forward Brady Manek (45) shoots a 3-point basket as Baylor guard Dale Bonner (3) defends in the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, March, 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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North Carolina forward Brady Manek (45) shoots a 3-point basket as Baylor guard Dale Bonner (3) defends in the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, March, 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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North Carolina forward Brady Manek (45) shoots a 3-point basket as Baylor guard Dale Bonner (3) defends in the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, March, 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Carolina’s Brady Manek was ejected for elbowing Baylor’s Jeremy Sochan in the face in their NCAA Tournament second-round game on Saturday.

Manek had a season-high 26 points when he was ejected in the second half.

Manek threw the elbow while blocking out Sochan for a rebound. Moments earlier, Manek hit a 3-pointer that gave the eighth-seeded Tar Heels a 25-point lead against the defending champs.

Sochan fell to the court as a referee whistled a foul on Manek. The flagrant foul ruling and ejection came after a review.

Sochan tangled with North Carolina center Armando Bacot in the first half and again shortly after Manek was ejected. Each drew a technical for excessive contact. Sochan was penalized for the first incident, Bacot for the second.

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