A record-setting run, including a 20-match win streak, came to an end Saturday for the No. 7 North Carolina women’s volleyball team, as it lost to Texas in four sets. No. 2-ranked Texas (27-2) beat UNC 3-1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 31-29) in the NCAA Elite Eight at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion.
Acing exams was the focus last week for the No. 6 North Carolina women’s basketball players. They’ve already been acing the season, 8-0 with wins over nationally ranked teams, including Rutgers on Dec. 4. Twenty years ago, UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell had a team similarly positioned. Charlotte Smith was among those Tar Heels who were undefeated going into the 1993 exam break at UNC. That team went on to win it all.
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. ...
The winning streak continues for the No. 7 University of North Carolina women’s volleyball team. The Tar Heels (29-2) saw their streak reach 20 matches Friday as they beat the No. 10 Oregon Ducks 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 25-16) in the NCAA regional semifinals at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis.
Freshman Caleb Martin scored a season-high 17 points in his first start to help North Carolina State beat Charleston Southern 86-50 on Friday night.
A somber hush hovered over Kentucky basketball players Friday, replacing the jovial atmosphere that usually exudes from this group of Wildcats. They were just coming to grips with the sudden loss of one of their leaders for the rest of the season, junior forward Alex Poythress.
There are a couple of ways to look at the shooting slump of North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige. It’ll have to be a quick look. The Kentucky Wildcats are waiting on the Tar Heels. Those two meet Saturday, Dec. 13 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky (Noon, CBS)
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora suggested that he should speak with his players and staff before publicly commenting on media reports about Tar Heel defensive coordinator and associate head coach Vic Koenning not being with the program next season.
UNC coach Roy Williams has a knack for knocking off teams like Coach John Calipari's Kentucky squad when they're ranked No. 1 in the country.
North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora suggested Friday that he needed to speak with his players and staff before publicly commenting on media reports that Tar Heels defensive coordinator and associate head coach Vic Koenning would not be with the program next season.
Multiple unconfirmed reports Thursday indicated that North Carolina associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning will not return to Larry Fedora’s staff in 2015.
Maryland takes control in first half to stop NCCU
Neither David Cutcliffe nor Duke athletics director Kevin White has been contacted by Michigan as the Wolverines search for a new head coach.
UNC sophomore Allisha Gray leads the Tar Heels with 18.1 points per game.