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Women's basketball headlines UNC athletics for second consecutive weekend

UNC's won 64-51 against NC State at Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. The Tar Heels Women's Basketball Team (14-9) handed the Wolfpack (21-1) their first loss of the season.

For the second consecutive weekend, the North Carolina women's basketball team defeated a top-10 opponent. This time, UNC took down undefeated N.C. State, 64-51, in Raleigh on Sunday afternoon.

Sylvia Hatchell's squad was not the only Tar Heel program that had a successful showing. Here's what happened this weekend:

Men's basketball

UNC lost to Louisville on Jan. 12 at the Smith Center by 21 points in what was the worst home loss by a Tar Heel team since 2002. 

On Saturday, No. 9 UNC got revenge for that loss, defeating No. 15 Louisville, 79-69. North Carolina set the tempo by dominating on the glass en route to 49 rebounds. Here are two other takeaways from the win.


On Friday night, No. 17 UNC faced Bucknell in Pennsylvania. The Tar Heels defeated the Bison, 31-6, and then doubled their luck by besting Pittsburgh, 19-16 on Saturday.

Redshirt senior Cory Daniel led the way with victories in consecutive days.

Track and field

The UNC track and field teams had a busy weekend, competing in both the Virginia Tech "Doc Hale" Elite Meet and the Camel City Invitational.

At the Camel City Invitational on Friday, redshirt junior Draven Crist qualified for the ACC Championship with a 6-foot, 8.75-inch jump in the men's high jump. Crist has posted three ACC-qualifying jumps this season.


UNC competed against two other teams in Pittsburgh on Friday night. The Tar Heels took down fellow EAGL squad Pittsburgh, 194.050-193.550, but lost to Temple, 194.200-194.050. 

Junior Khazia Hislop stood out for the Tar Heels with a score of 9.925 on the balance beam. Head coach Derek Galvin was thrilled with his star's performance.

“Khazia Hislop did one of the best routines I have ever seen her do,” Galvin said. “It was absolutely beautiful.”

Swimming and diving

On Saturday, UNC competed against Duke at Koury Natatorium for Senior Day in an atmosphere first-year diver Emily Grund called "so insane."

Both the men's and women's squads had close battles against the Blue Devils, but both teams ended up falling short. The men lost, 155-145, and the women fell, 165.5-134.5.

Men's tennis

No. 6 UNC faced No. 8 Texas in a matchup of top-10 teams on Saturday. The Longhorns outlasted the Tar Heels, 5-2, in Austin, Texas.

North Carolina heads onto the road again to face Illinois on Saturday.

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Women's tennis

No. 3 UNC had a statement win on Saturday against No. 2 Vanderbilt at the Vanderbilt Currey Tennis Center. The Tar Heels defeated the Commodores, 5-2, thanks to No. 2 duo Cameron Morra and Makenna Jones.

North Carolina is now 6-0 on the season and looks ahead to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships this week.

Men's lacrosse

No. 15 UNC began the year by taking on Mercer in Atlanta, Georgia. Junior midfielder Justin Anderson led the way with three goals and recovered four ground balls.

Eleven other plays scored in the 20-9 win for the Tar Heels.


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