SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Frank Haith of the Miami Hurricanes reacts late in the game while taking on the Winthrop Eagles in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic at Bank Atlantic Center December 29, 2007 in Sunrise, Florida. Winthrop defeated Miami 76-7. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
It looked like the University of Miami may have been on a Cinderella run in the ACC tournament, with the help of Carolina coach Roy Williams.
Then reality set in and the Tar Heels pulled out a 61-59 win at the buzzer Friday to oust the Canes in the quarterfinals.
Miami was up by 19 points with eight minutes to play, but UNC went on a 3-point barrage to tie the game.
The loss was the exact opposite of what happened on Thursday when Miami erased a 10-point deficit against Virginia with 44 seconds to force overtime and eventually win.
Miami took control of the game early and never trailed until the end, thanks in part to UNC's head coach.
Williams became so frustrated with his team's lack of energy and effort in the opening minutes that he benched the entire starting five and put in five walk-on players.
At 19-13, it's unlikely Miami will get an invite to the Big Dance.