Seven Tar Heels scored in double figures as the UNC women’s basketball team beat Wingate, 93-61 in an exhibition game at Carmichael Arena on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels — who tip off the regular season on Friday at home against Air Force — received some good news about sidelined head coach Sylvia Hatchell, who has been undergoing treatment for leukemia at UNC’s Lineberger Cancer Center
Bryn Renner is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery today at UNC Hospitals to repair a detached labrum and a fracture in his left (non-throwing) shoulder, which popped out of place during Saturday’s win over N.C. State.
Senior Bryn Renner’s career at North Carolina is over after the senior quarterback suffered a season-ending left shoulder injury in last Saturday’s win against N.C. State.
Tar Heels not looking past struggling Cavaliers.
With sights on another NCAA title, Tar Heels end three-game ACC Tournament losing streak
Overcoming an early 10-point deficit and temporary injuries to both their quarterbacks, the Tar Heels (3-5, 2-3) pulled out a 27-19 win Saturday at N.C. State, their first victory in Raleigh since 2005. Afterwards, UNC coach Larry Fedora — who joined Ray Wolf, George Barclay and Carl Torbush as the only UNC coaches to win their first two games against the Wolfpack — said it was important to be known as “THE” team in North Carolina.
North Carolina’s defense has gone from a liability to an asset in the past two weeks thanks to its ability to shut down the opponent’s passing game. After giving up just 59 yards in the air last week against Boston College, the Tar Heels limited N.C. State to 176 passing yards and intercepted two passes in a 27-19 win Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.
UNC broke a five-game losing streak against the Wolfpack last year, when Giovani Bernard scored the winning points on a punt return with 13 seconds left. Now the Tar Heels look to end an eight-year losing streak in Raleigh when the Triangle rivals square off today at Carter-Finley Stadium (12:30 p.m., WRAL).
With wing players P.J. Hairston, Leslie McDonald and J.P. Tokoto all wearing suits on the bench because of NCAA issues, the Tar Heels were left with a starting lineup of two point guards (Nate Britt and Marcus Paige), two power forwards (James Michael McAdoo and Brice Johnson) and a center (Joel James). Partly as a result, UNC committed 23 turnovers and only led by seven points with 7½ minutes left before pulling away for an 82-63 win over Division II UNC Pembroke in an exhibition game at the Smith Center.
UNC's women's coach gets good medical report on her fight against cancer; Duke's Bottorff wins ACC championship
If North Carolina hopes to win a second straight NCAA title, it can’t rely solely on Crystal Dunn and Kealia Ohai for its offense. ... So the Tar Heels took a big step in their title defense Thursday against rival Duke, and just in time for the postseason. ... Substitutes Cameron Castleberry and Brooke Elby scored their first goals of the season and Summer Green improved to 4-for-4 on penalty shots as the Tar Heels won 3-0 at Fetzer Field in the regular-season finale for both teams.
It’s no coincidence that UNC (2-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) is coming off two of its best offensive performances of the season, including last weekend’s 34-10 win against Boston College.
With UNC head coach Sylvia Hatchell cheering her team on from a hospital bed, interim coach Andy Calder led the Tar Heel women to a 111-50 win over Carson-Newman, Wednesday night in Chapel Hill.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora recalls the burst that Giovani Bernard showcased a year ago and is looking for one of his current ball carriers to demonstrate that big-play ability.
As the losses kept piling up for North Carolina, defensive end Kareem Martin started to worry. "I didn't want my senior year to be remembered as the team to only win one game," Martin said. The Tar Heels not only got victory No. 2 on Saturday, they showed they might be capable of earning a few more in the season's final month. They snapped a four-game losing streak by routing Boston College 34-10.