Harrison Ingram had motivation in matchup against Pitt

It’s no secret that there is a certain level of intensity that Harrison Ingram has brought to North Carolina in his first year with the Tar Heels. It’s a certain fire that the Tar Heels were missing last year.

After North Carolina’s semifinal win over Pitt to advance to the ACC Tournament Championship, Ingram discussed his matchup with Blake Hinson, the second time they’ve met this year. And Ingram had some motivation this time around

“I took that matchup personally,” Ingram said via Josh Graham. “They put him on the first team (All-ACC). They put me third team. I think I’m better than him personally. And I took that matchup personally”.

Hinson struggled in this game scoring just 5 points on 2-of-12 shooting which went a long way for UNC winning. Ingram struggled as well, scoring just six points and grabbing six rebounds. But it was his defense that really stood out in this game.

Ingram did compliment Pitt after the game as well saying that they are a good team and Hinson is a good player. He went as far as saying that he does believe they are an NCAA Tournament team and should get in.

As Pitt waits for Selection Sunday, North Carolina will begin to prepare for a matchup with NC State on Saturday night.

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