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Friday August 19th

Men's basketball



Head coach of the North Carolina Men's Basketball team Hubert Davis speaks at the press conference ahead of the NCAA tournament on March 15, 2022 at the Smith Center.

UNC men's basketball talks Marquette, being locked in ahead of NCAAT first round

In the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, the No. 8 seed North Carolina men's basketball team will face No. 9 seed Marquette. In a press conference Tuesday, first-year head coach Hubert Davis and his team previewed the matchup against the Golden Eagles, noting that they understand the heightened stakes. “It’s that time of the year where you can’t have bad games,” graduate forward Brady Manek said.

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Sophomore guard Caleb Love (2) controls the ball at the semifinals of the ACC tournament against Virginia Tech at the Barclays Center on March 11, 2022. UNC lost 72-59.

Cold perimeter shooting dooms No. 25 UNC in ACC Tournament loss to Virginia Tech

After making a statement by winning 12 of their last 15 games, shots were all the only thing UNC failed to make on Friday night in Brooklyn. The Tar Heels were chilled on the perimeter — shooting just 3-26 from deep in a lopsided 72-59 loss to the Hokies. “Particularly in the first half, I felt like we got good looks from three, we just missed them,” head coach Hubert Davis said. “Then in the second half, I felt a lot of our threes were forced."

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Graduate transfer forward Brady Manek (35) dunks the ball during the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament against Virginia at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 10, 2022. UNC will advance to the semifinals of the tournament after beating Virginia 63-43.

With first win in ACC Tournament, Brady Manek shows he is where he was meant to be

Last offseason, Brady Manek was brought in to give the North Carolina men's basketball team a viable shooting threat in the frontcourt — a threat that has been notably absent in recent seasons. The graduate transfer's performance on Thursday was a testament to that promise, as he was the only Tar Heel to make a three-pointer in the first half. With a 21-point performance in the ACC Tournament opening round, Manek helped North Carolina secure a 63-43 win over the Virginia Cavaliers.

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