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Thursday January 26th

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UNC huddles up before a free throw during the women’s basketball game against Michigan in the Jumpman Invitational at the Spectrum Center on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022.

Disastrous first quarter spells doom for No. 6 UNC women's basketball against No. 19 Michigan

No. 19 Michigan hardly relinquished an early lead, going on to win the Jumpman Invitational and upset No. 6 UNC by a score of 76-68.  Tuesday’s matchup mirrored UNC’s only other loss of the season, an 87-63 defeat against No. 5 Indiana. This is the fourth-straight game that the Tar Heels have trailed against ranked opponents by double-digits in the first half. "It’s a really different mindset to go from hunting — which is what we did all (last) year, I thought we were better than what people thought — to being hunted," UNC head coach Courtney Banghart said. "Clearly my group is still figuring that part out.”

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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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