Tar Heels run away from Duke in second half.
Closer, yes, but no closure for those anticipating the end of the academics scandal that both has hurt credibility and continues to impact recruiting in athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC officials have 90 days to let the NCAA know what they plan to do with a notice of allegations from the governing body that is poised to punish the school not only for roughly 18 years of irregular course offerings but also possible infractions of NCAA bylaws.
The extra emotion of playing a fierce rival with a berth in the national championship game on the line can be a tough thing for college athletes to handle.
Sydney Holman wouldn’t have it any other way.
After dropping its last six ACC games, the Tar Heels just barely limped their way into the conference tournament with a No. 8 seed.
But Tuesday afternoon's elimination game, UNC (33-22) found what it had been missing with a 5-3 win against No. 9 seed Virginia Tech.
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For the fifth time in the last seven years, the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team is final four-bound. Despite trailing unseeded Big Ten champion Penn State by as many as four goals in the second half — matching the team’s largest deficit this season — the No. 2 Tar Heels used their signature grit to push back against the Nittany Lions for an 11-8 win Saturday. With the win, the Tar Heels are bound for the final four in Philadelphia to face rival Duke with a national title game berth on the line.