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Junior forward (15) Garrison Brooks celebrates after a dunk during the game against Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Cassel Coliseum. UNC lost to VT 79-77.

After a fifth straight loss, UNC leaders are struggling to cope with their new roles

North Carolina fell to the Hokies in double overtime Wednesday night, 79-77, resulting in a sixth straight ACC loss and leaving UNC's other veteran leaders searching for answers in an 8-10 season that's becoming historic for all the wrong reasons. A five-game slide has seen the Tar Heels lose in a variety of ways, but perhaps none hurt more than the most recent, in which they had not one, but two extra periods to give head coach Roy Williams his 880th career win.  Instead, the Hall of Famer remains stuck: at 879, next to his mentor Dean Smith, and in the midst of a trying season with a limited roster, one that he admitted was the least talented of his Chapel Hill tenure.


1/17/2020 9:27am

UNC junior center Janelle Bailey (30) passes the ball to a teammate during the Tar Heels' 78-58 victory over the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Carmichael Arena. Bailey finished the game with 28 points and 15 rebounds.

UNC women's basketball rolls with the punches in blowout win over Miami

After riding the high of a europhic win over rival No. 9 N.C. State last week, UNC women's basketball fell back to Earth when it lost to another top-15 opponent in Florida State on Sunday by double digits. But Thursday night against Miami, the Tar Heels stitched up their wounds and hopped back in the ring. They kept fighting, eventually hitting the knockout punch in a 78-58 win over the Hurricanes.