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March 12, 2012
The most important body part going into the NCAA Midwest Regional is the left wrist of 6-foot-11 North Carolina forward John Henson. Henson missed the last two games of the ACC tournament after he fell and landed on the wrist against Maryland. The Tar Heels lost in the tournament final to Florida State but still received a No. 1 seed. North Carolina and No. 2 Kansas appear to be head and shoulders above the next two seeds in this region. Upset possibilities can be found in the middle of the bracket with Temple, San Diego State, and St. Mary's.
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March 21, 2011 | Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - North Carolina's Roy Williams woke up Sunday morning feeling ill. The Hall of Fame coach then had to endure one stomach-turning play after another in a dramatic finish that left the Tar Heels in a familiar spot: the NCAA tournament Sweet 16. Tyler Zeller scored 23 points, Harrison Barnes added 22, and North Carolina survived for an 86-83 win over seventh seeded Washington (24-11) in the East Regional. The Tar Heels are into the second weekend for a record 24th time.
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November 28, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
The undermanned UCLA Bruins were no match for North Carolina. The No. 4 Tar Heels handed No. 7 UCLA its second-worst loss ever, 109-68, last night in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage. Antawn Jamison scored 23 points and Vince Carter added 22 as the Tar Heels (4-0) beat the Bruins (0-1), who played without suspended starters Kris Johnson and Jelani McCoy. Both reportedly failed drug tests. "I think if they get the other two back, they'll be good," North Carolina coach Bill Gutheridge said.
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January 9, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
There are comebacks and then there are comebacks for the ages. Maryland served one up for the Atlantic Coast Conference history books last night. Obinna Ekezie scored a career-high 21 points and Laron Profit was key down the stretch as the 19th-ranked Terrapins rallied from a 22-point second-half deficit to stun No. 13 North Carolina, 85-75, in Carolina's famed Dean Dome. "I've been coaching a while in a lot of different places and this is the best comeback I've been associated with," said Maryland coach Gary Williams, whose team beat the Tar Heels in consecutive road games for the first time in 67 years.
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March 19, 2013 | By Jack Daly, THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
North Carolina technically plays Villanova in its opening game of the NCAA tournament. That is not, however, the matchup everyone will focus on when they look at the Tar Heels' road to the Final Four out of the South Region. If No. 8 seed Carolina beats the ninth-seeded Wildcats (20-13) on Friday (7:20 p.m.) at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, they will likely face top-seeded Kansas (29-5) less than 40 miles from its campus in Lawrence, Kan. The Jayhawks open the NCAA tournament with Western Kentucky (20-15)
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December 2, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Vince Carter didn't need long to impress a man who isn't easily impressed. "His best game so far," North Carolina coach Dean Smith said last night after Carter played an eventful 16 minutes to help the 17th-ranked Tar Heels defeat Tulane, 89-71, in the first round of the Tournament of Champions in Charlotte, N.C. In the later game, Dion Cross and Andy Poppink each had six points in a second-half run that sent No. 16 Stanford (3-1) to an 82-70 victory over South Carolina. South Carolina (2-1)
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July 20, 2001 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Moorestown's Lewis Burnham, one of the top football prospects in South Jersey, has made an oral commitment to North Carolina. He chose the Tar Heels over Iowa, Rutgers, Kentucky and West Virginia. According to NCAA rules, recruits can't sign letters of intent until Feb. 6. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Burnham was recruited as a tight end. Last season, he started at offensive tackle before shifting to tight end for the season's final three games. "I went down there for a camp and really liked the campus," said Burnham, who has scored 1,210 on the SAT and plans to major in business.
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January 5, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Andrew Goudelock's long three-pointer tied the game with 2 seconds left in regulation and Donavan Monroe gave host College of Charleston the lead for good with a three to start overtime, and the Cougars beat No. 9 North Carolina, 82-79, last night. The Tar Heels (11-4) had trailed most of the game, but used a late run to take a 72-61 lead with 4 minutes to go. That's when Goudelock and the Cougars (8-6) got going. Goudelock scored the last eight points in regulation, including the fadeaway three from about 28 feet with 6-10 Ed Davis in his face to make it 73-all.
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February 9, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
Freshman Austin Rivers buried a three-pointer at the horn to give No. 10 Duke an 85-84 win at No. 5 North Carolina last night. Rivers scored a season-high 29 points and hit six threes, the last of which will certainly live on in the lore of this fierce rivalry. With the Blue Devils (20-4, 7-2) trailing by two, Rivers launched a three over 7-footer Tyler Zeller from the right wing. The ball swished through the net, sending Rivers running down the court in celebration while the rest of his teammates gave chase before mobbing him in front of a stunned UNC crowd.
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November 25, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
King Rice hit a driving scoop shot at the buzzer last night to cap a 10-0 run in the final minute and lift North Carolina (No. 7 AP and UPI) over James Madison, 80-79, in the opening round of the Maui Classic in Lahaina, Hawaii. The Tar Heels will meet Villanova in a semifinal tonight. James Madison led, 79-70, with 1 minute, 15 seconds left after a free throw by Fess Irvin. That was the Dukes' last point as North Carolina nailed a long jumper, two three-pointers and Rice's dramatic shot for the win. Steve Hood, a transfer from Maryland, led James Madison with 32 points, William Davis had 20 and Irvin, a transfer from Louisiana State, had 13. Kevin Madden led five Tar Heels in double figures with 19 points.
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May 10, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has been 21 years since North Carolina won its last NCAA men's lacrosse title. And if that is to change this spring, some local players will have to play a big part. The Tar Heels are seeded third overall. And when they begin pursuit of the national championship with a first-round game with Patriot Conference winner Cornell on Sunday, All-ACC selections Joey Sankey (Penn Charter) and Ryan Kilpatrick (Salesianum, Del.) will be key. The Tar Heels (12-3) are riding a two-game losing streak after winning 12 of their first 13 games.
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April 29, 2015
Temple will open its college basketball season Nov. 13 against North Carolina in the Veterans Classic Showcase at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Owls will meet North Carolina in the 7 p.m. opener, followed by Florida vs. Navy at 9:30. The games will tip off the opening day of the 2015-16 season. This is the first meeting between the two schools since the Tar Heels beat Temple, 75-72, in a 1991 NCAA tournament Elite Eight game. Temple is coming off a 26-11 season in which the Owls advanced to the semifinals of the NIT. North Carolina was 26-12 and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
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March 16, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina, 90-82, Saturday night for its first Atlantic Coast Conference title. Pat Connaughton added 20 points for the third-seeded Irish (29-5). Notre Dame had turned a 63-54 deficit into an 80-66 lead on Connaughton's dunk with 2:54 and largely silenced a home-state UNC crowd featuring plenty of blue in the Greensboro Coliseum. Big Ten Wisconsin 71, Purdue 51 - Bronson Koenig scored a career-high 19 points and the No. 6 Badgers beat the Boilermakers to advance to the championship game in Chicago.
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March 15, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining to help No. 19 North Carolina stun No. 3 Virginia, 71-67, on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals in Greensboro, N.C. Paige also hit a shot to beat the clock in the final minute, helping the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (24-10) hold off the top seed. Freshman Justin Jackson scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Tar Heels, who led by 13 points before all-ACC guard Malcolm Brogdon (25 points) singlehandedly brought the Cavaliers (29-3)
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February 10, 2015 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
IN THE SUMMER of 2000, my son Rory, then an impressionable 13-year-old, attended the Carolina Basketball School on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He got to play against other youngsters his age from all over the country who wanted to soak in the Carolina Blue. He was there to learn whatever he could from the camp's coaching staff. He was able to play in the Dean Dome, got to meet Bob McAdoo and got ballhandling advice from Phil Ford. But the most meaningful moment in his 1-week stay was getting to meet Dean Smith, the legendary Tar Heels coach.
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January 16, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Marcus Paige scored 23 points and No. 15 North Carolina barely held off a late comeback to beat rival North Carolina State, 81-79, on Wednesday night in Raleigh. Kennedy Meeks added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-4, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They led by 12 in the second half and by double figures near the four-minute mark before watching N.C. State (12-6, 3-2) twice claw within a point in the final seconds. American 62, Lehigh 59 - Pee Wee Gardner stroked in a three-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to lift American University (10-7, 3-2 Patriot League)
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December 15, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Devin Booker and Willie Cauley-Stein each scored 15 points, and top-ranked Kentucky shook off the shock of losing junior forward Alex Poythress by rolling past No. 21 North Carolina, 84-70, on Saturday in Lexington, Ky. With Poythress courtside two days after sustaining a season-ending knee injury, the Wildcats (11-0) combined depth, length, and strong shooting to post a convincing win over the 6-3 Tar Heels. Trey Lyles had nine points starting in Poythress' place. Brice Johnson scored 15 points for the Tar Heels, who won the rebounding battle, 31-24, but found little success against the Wildcats' size.
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June 4, 2014
FORMER NORTH Carolina shooting guard and Texas Legends (NBA D-League) player P.J. Hairston will work out for the Sixers on June 11, his agent, Juan Murrow, confirmed last night. The franchise has seven picks in the NBA draft, scheduled for June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Sixers have the third and 10th picks in the first round, and five second-round picks – Nos. 32, 39, 47, 52 and 54. He is projected to be a late first-round pick. Hairston averaged 21.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 26 games for the Legends this season.
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March 10, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Patric Young scored 18 points to lead No. 1 Florida Saturday to an 84-65 rout over No. 25 Kentucky (22-9) - and a perfect 18-0 record in SEC play. The Gators (29-2) have won 23 straight. Only two SEC schools have managed a 17-1 mark: Kentucky did it twice (1970, 1986), and LSU did it in 1981. But no one had gone 18-0 until now. Oregon 64, Arizona 57 - Playing at home, the Ducks (22-8, 10-8 Pac-10) won their seventh straight, knocking off the No. 3 Wildcats (28-3, 15-3) to improve their chances of a bid in the NCAA tournament.
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March 5, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Villanova moved up to No. 6 in the Associated Press college basketball poll, while Florida, Wichita State, and Arizona remained the top three teams for the second straight week. Villanova (26-3, 14-2) posted victories over Butler and Marquette last week while No. 5 Kansas and No. 7 Louisville both lost and fell to Nos. 8 and 11, respectively. Wichita State (31-0), the first team since St. Joseph's in 2004 to enter its conference tournament undefeated, was No. 1 on 14 ballots, while Arizona (27-2)
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