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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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June 1, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
IT WAS a Final Four weekend like no other in NCAA lacrosse history. The same two schools had never played each other for both the men's and women's Division I titles. When it was done, the University of North Carolina had pulled off a championship sweep at the expense of the University of Maryland - its former rival in the Atlantic Coast Conference that moved to the Big Ten in 2014. On Sunday, UNC and Maryland met for the third time in four years in the women's national championship game.
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May 31, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
At Thursday's championship weekend banquet at the Franklin Institute, Maryland attack Matt Rambo spent the night talking with North Carolina defenseman Austin Pifani. Tar Heels coach Joe Breschi said the two friends reminisced about the good old days, those formative years they spent as teammates at Abington Lacrosse Club. Rambo wasn't conversing with the enemy just yet. At the time, the Terrapins were focused on semifinal opponent Brown as Carolina looked to Loyola. But after winning in the semifinals Saturday, the childhood best friends will face off Monday in the NCAA Division I championship at Lincoln Financial Field.
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May 30, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Chris Cloutier took his time. In the middle of the second quarter, the North Carolina attack stood in front of Loyola goalie Grant Limone and faked for a few seconds before slinging the ball into the back of the net. "Today it was just working. We were running our offense to a T," Cloutier said. "I was just getting open. " The sophomore led the Tar Heels with nine goals, a championship-weekend record, in the first Division I men's lacrosse semifinal game Saturday, an 18-13 North Carolina win over seventh-seeded Loyola (Md.)
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May 29, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field   NORTH CAROLINA vs. LOYOLA (Md.), noon Records: North Carolina, 10-6; Loyola, 14-3. Coaches: North Carolina, Joe Breschi, 8th year, 92-40; Loyola,Charley Toomey, 11th year, 117-53. Road to the final four: North Carolina defeated Marquette, 10-9, and Notre Dame, 13-9. Loyola defeated Duke, 16-11, and Towson 10-8. Key players: North Carolina, A Steve Pontrello (45 goals, 17 assists); M Stephen Kelly (113 groundballs)
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May 29, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
North Carolina played keep-away for nearly nine full minutes and it was just barely enough to end Penn State's season in women's lacrosse. With a minute and a half left Friday, the Nittany Lions finally forced a turnover and had a chance to tie the score. But Tar Heels goalie Caylee Waters came up with one final stop to seal the victory. "That's what it takes to make a national championship game," North Carolina coach Jenny Levy said of the save. The third-seeded Tar Heels (19-2)
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May 27, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Marie McCool just wanted the experience. She didn't expect to make the U.S. national team last summer but thought playing against top competition for three days would benefit her anyway. But after the first day of tryouts, she had a realization. She could make the team. McCool called her mother, Mary, and said, "I actually think I could do this. " When she called back two days later to tell her parents she made the team, her mother cried. McCool was "playing just to play" and wasn't thinking too much like she said she did at the beginning of her freshman year at North Carolina.
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April 6, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
HOUSTON - Villanova won the national championship with a miracle finish in 1985, and it pulled off another miracle Monday night to win it all once again - 31 years later. In the final 4.7 seconds, Ryan Arcidiacono dribbled up the court and found Kris Jenkins with a perfect pass, enabling Jenkins to knock down the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer and giving the Wildcats their second national championship in school history with an incredible 77-74 victory over North Carolina at NRG Stadium.
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