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UNC senior forward Armando Bacot (5) attempts at a basket the ball during the men's basketball game against Georgia Tech in the Dean Smith Center on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. UNC beat Georgia Tech 75-59.

Bacot returns from injury, leads Tar Heels to much-needed victory over Georgia Tech

After North Carolina's 75-59 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, Armando Bacot admitted he wasn’t aware of his proximity to history.    After scoring 21 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, UNC’s star center learned he had tied the school record for games with at least 10 rebounds, with 61. “I think in order for us to be a special team, I gotta take a lot of shots,” Bacot said. “(I need to) put pressure on other teams’ big men and get them in foul trouble, and just be nasty.”

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The Supreme Court of the United States pictured on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in case on redistricting and NCGA power

The U.S. Supreme Court is to decide whether the Republican gerrymander of North Carolina districts should continue to be subject to judicial review in state courts.  If the Court rules in favor of N.C. state legislature Republicans, the checks and balances at the state court level would be harshly restricted. The Court’s ruling would apply to every state in the country. "I think what might strike a person is that this is a proposal that gets rid of the normal checks and balances on the way big governmental decisions are made in this country," Justice Elena Kagan said. 

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UNC senior forward Emily Moxley (8) falls short of the ball during UNC's game against UCLA in the NCAA Finals at WakeMed Soccer Park on Friday, Dec. 5, 2022. UNC lost 3-2 in 2OT.

UNC on wrong end of improbable comeback as Tar Heels fall just short of national title

In Monday night's national championship game against UCLA, the Bruins scored the equalizer off a set piece in the 90th minute and went on to win double overtime, 3-2.  The game was an opportunity for the Tar Heels to get revenge over the Bruins – who handed them their first loss of the season back in September – as well as win UNC's first national championship in a decade. But, as the final horn sounded, several UNC players sank to the pitch in anguish. "There's nothing you can really say to assuage (the players') pain," Dorrance said. "But, you know, this is what I guess the best parts of athletics are all about. I mean, you really get to feel life in moments like that."

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