Freshman attacker Sydney Holman scored five goals, three unassisted, and contributed two assists for the defending NCAA champs and No. 1-ranked Tar Heels on Saturday, helping to lift UNC to a surprisingly easy 20-8 win over No. 4 Florida in the season opener for both teams.
James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points, Marcus Paige added 16 and North Carolina dominated inside after a slow start to defeat Notre Dame 73-62 Saturday for the fifth straight victory for the Tar Heels.
he Tar Heels have won four straight games — all by double digits — since going to a lineup that includes shooting guard Leslie McDonald and center Kennedy Meeks.
North Carolina defender Margaret Corzel can’t count how many times she’s seen a replay of the goal that gave the Tar Heels their first-ever NCAA title in women’s lacrosse. But the effect is always the same.
“I get chills,” Corzel said. “Every time.”
Tyaunna Marshall pumped in 32 points and set a new Georgia Tech scoring record in a 94-91 upset over No. 13 North Carolina on Thursday night.
From now on, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora won’t have to worry about having fewer scholarships to hand out. Fedora announced a class of 22 players Wednesday during signing day — the Tar Heels’ last under NCAA sanctions that reduced the number of scholarships by 15 over three years.
Both Duke and North Carolina are adding star power in this year’s football recruiting class.
Marcus Paige scored 16 of his 25 points in the final ten minutes — including the team’s first four-point play in seven years — and Brice Johnson (19 points) made all eight of his shots as the Tar Heels defeated the Terrapins 75-63 Tuesday night.
ACC got stronger with the additions of Notre Dame, Syracuse and Pittsburgh.
Barring a matchup in the ACC Tournament, the Tar Heels and Terrapins will meet for the last time in the foreseeable future tonight at the Smith Center
With all the great freshmen on the court for No. 6 North Carolina — three different Tar Heels have won the ACC rookie of the week award a combined six times — it was a Miami freshman who stole the show Sunday.
Adrienne Motley scored a career-high 27 points on 10 of 14 shooting, including a go-ahead basket with 1:58 remaining that sparked a 9-0 run, as Miami beat UNC 83-80 at Carmichael Arena.
While UNC's recent three-game winning streak has moved the Tar Heels (14-7, 4-4) out of last place in the conference, sophomore point guard Marcus Paige said the team isn’t satisfied.
North Carolina didn’t waste any time continuing its dominance over N.C. State at the Smith Center under Roy Williams.
Roy Williams said Friday that North Carolina sophomore J.P. Tokoto could be one of the best defenders he’s ever coached. Tokoto will have a prime opportunity to showcase his ability when UNC faces N.C. State and Durham native T.J. Warren today at the Smith Center (1 p.m., ESPN2).
No. 6 UNC IS HIGHEST RANKED TEAM SYRACUSE WOMEN HAVE EVER BEATEN ON ROAD
Syracuse’s first ACC game at North Carolina turned into an historic night for the school for a different reason. The Orange overcame an 18-point second half deficit to beat the Tar Heels 78-73 Thursday at Carmichael Arena.. No. 6 UNC represented the highest ranked opponent Syracuse has ever beaten on the road, and the third-highest ranked opponent overall. The Tar Heels (17-4, 5-2 ACC), who had reached their best ranking since 2009, committed 29 turnovers against Syracuse, which used a 2-3 zone, a halfcourt trap and a fullcourt press to negate a 47-35 rebounding advantage.