SPORTS


2/7/2001 12:00am

Wrestling Pummels Blue Devils

DURHAM -- Corey Bell admitted he was a little apprehensive about traveling to Duke on Tuesday after North Carolina's basketball win last week.His fears appeared to be confirmed when he and the rest of the UNC wrestling team approached the doors of Cameron Indoor Stadium and a group of Duke students blocked the way."Nobody would let us in the door or nothing," Bell said. "They were yelling at us, 'What are y'all doing?' 'We're just trying to get in.' I didn't know what was going on. I just wanted to get out of here.


2/6/2001 12:00am

San Jose Picks Carrieri No. 1

Following the lead of the North Carolina men's basketball team, former UNC forward Chris Carrieri claimed his own No. 1 on Monday at the Major League Soccer SuperDraft.Carrieri, drafted first overall by the San Jose Earthquakes, becomes just the fourth former Tar Heel selected No. 1 in a major professional league's draft.Basketball players James Worthy and Brad Daugherty were the first selections in the NBA draft in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Baseball player B.J. Surhoff went No. 1 in 1985."Being picked No.


2/6/2001 12:00am

Ill Tar Heels Dominate Play

There was no way Campbell could pull off a win at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Monday night. But the Camels' second seed, Juan Osorio, refused to give up. Osorio faced off against North Carolina senior David Cheatwood in singles play. The outcome of the dual match, a 6-1 UNC victory, was decided long before the two stopped playing. "I want to give everything I can to the court," Osorio said.


2/6/2001 12:00am

Sutton Takes Advantage of Height

Candace Sutton has been a consistent producer for the North Carolina women's basketball team this year.Coming into the Tar Heels' contest with Wake Forest, Sutton was averaging 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.Sunday, the freshman traded stability for prominence.Producing on both ends of the court, Sutton posted her first career double-double, tallying 18 points and 11 rebounds.


2/6/2001 12:00am

Boone Excels as Reserve

Freshman point guard Adam Boone became the 16th North Carolina basketball player to start his first game for the Tar Heels.Then after seven games, Ronald Curry returned to the court from the football field, pushing Boone into the role of backup.And lately, Boone has been excelling in that role."When I go in for Ronald, I expect out of myself to keep things at the same level if we were playing well," Boone said.


2/5/2001 12:00am

Balanced Attack Paces UNC

Brendan Haywood had a message for his North Carolina teammates before Saturday afternoon's tilt against Georgia Tech."I just went out there and told the guys, 'Listen, what happened Thursday is in the past,'" the senior said referring to UNC's 85-83 win against No. 2 Duke. "'If we focus on it too long, we're going to get smacked in the mouth, so we need to get out there and focus on this game.'"The Yellow Jackets delivered that blow to the jaw, grabbing an early 11-3 lead. But the No.

2/5/2001 12:00am

Tired Tar Heels Persevere Against 'Pack

RALEIGH -- Sometimes things don't have to start off perfectly to end well. Four months ago, North Carolina's women's swimming and diving team lost to No. 1 Georgia in its first dual meet of the season. The Tar Heels haven't lost since.UNC overcame season-end exhaustion and preserved its perfect conference record Friday by knocking off N.C. State 149-92 in its last dual meet of the season."It's a really long season," junior Summer Mack said.


2/5/2001 12:00am

Tar Heel Wrestlers Roll Over Cavs

Last-gasp comebacks are an exciting part of sports.Usually, those sports don't include wrestling.But don't tell that to North Carolina(5-4, 2-0 in the ACC), which continued its march toward a fifth consecutive ACC championship with a tidy 24-12 victory against Virginia (4-6, 1-2) on Saturday.For the second time in two ACC matchups, UNC used the momentum of a last-second takedown to propel itself to victory.Junior Brad Byers faced Virginia's Joe Alexander in the 133-pound weight class with UNC leading 8-0.


2/5/2001 12:00am

Gymnasts Save Their Best for Last

The North Carolina gymnastics team was in an early funk Saturday at the Governor's Cup at Carmichael Auditorium.But not to worry. The Tar Heels saved the best for last.UNC, after a less than superb opening performance on vault, saw itself in last place."The vault scores in general were a little tight, but we knew if the judges were consistent, we would be OK," UNC coach Derek Galvin said. The Tar Heels came up big in their last two events to edge Towson 194.450-194.225. Maryland and N.C.


2/5/2001 12:00am

Tar Heels Shoot Past Deacons

When Wake Forest's women's basketball team started the game red-hot from the Carmichael Auditorium floor, it was a bad omen for Charlene Curtis' club.The Demon Deacons hit eight straight shots, including three 3-pointers and two just inside the arc, after missing their first attempt of the game.


2/5/2001 12:00am

Swimmers Keep Wolfpack at Bay

RALEIGH -- How do swimmers tell how fast they're swimming?They usually just look at the scoreboard after touching the wall.But this was not an option Friday afternoon at the Willis Casey Aquatics Center during the North Carolina and N.C. State men's swimming and diving meet.The 14th-ranked Tar Heels could have been accused of causing the temporary short-circuit in the computer system via the white froth they created in the water, burning the Wolfpack 175-61.Midway through the meet, just before the 50-yard freestyle, the scoreboard went out.


2/2/2001 12:00am

Hatchell Earns 300th Victory

ATLANTA -- The North Carolina women's basketball team defeated Georgia Tech 85-63 on Thursday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.With the win, UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell earned her 300th career victory with the Tar Heels.North Carolina (11-9, 5-5 in the ACC) were led by sophomore point guard Coretta Brown and senior guard Juana Brown.


2/2/2001 12:00am

UNC Rolls Past Wildcats in Tennis Season Opener

The North Carolina men's tennis team got the 200a1 season off to a successful start, sweeping past Davidson 7-0 on Thursday at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.The Tar Heels started strong, winning all three doubles matches. The No. 1 seed of Nicholas Monroe and Marcio Petrone beat Whit Hansen and Billy Boykin 8-4.


2/2/2001 12:00am

ONE FOR THE BOOKS\

Guard Joseph Forte scored 24 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in UNC's 85-83 victory against No. 2 Duke. DURHAM -- North Carolina entered Thursday night's game against No.


2/2/2001 12:00am

Capel Gets 1st Victory Vs. Duke

UNC forward Jason Capel scored 20 points in his first win against the Blue Devils, his brother's former team.DURHAM -- Former Duke guard Jeff Capel told his younger brother all week that his former team was going to get the better of North Carolina on Thursday night.He even went as far to say the Tar Heels wouldn't keep the game close.Jason Capel proved his brother wrong. And he finally got his first win against his brother's old team on his sixth try."I'm sure I'm going to have to eat a lot of crow," Jeff Capel said immediately after the game.


2/1/2001 12:00am

Doherty Returns to Rivalry

"I think they're all a bunch of rude Northerners who study too much and release it on the players. Seriously, I don't think it shows much class."--Matt Doherty, 1984Matt Doherty made his last appearance at Cameron Indoor Stadium as a North Carolina player on Jan.


2/1/2001 12:00am

Battier Utilizes Head, New Scoring Ability

The first thing people notice when they see Shane Battier playing basketball is his head.North Carolina fans love to pick on the shape of the Duke forward's cranium. They say Battier looks like a California Raisin or an alien.But those who know the game admire Battier's head because of the way he uses it. ESPN commentator Dick Vitale calls him college basketball's smartest player.The senior thinks things through on the court and, as a result, always seems to be at the right place at the right time.


2/1/2001 12:00am

Clash At Cameron

The Tar Heels take their 14-game winning streak on the road to the Blue Devils' lair in a battle of ACC unbeatens. Doherty Returns To Rivalry Battier Utilizes Head, New Scoring Ability Tar Heels Could Face Hellacious Game


2/1/2001 12:00am

Tar Heels Could Face Hellacious Game

Cameron Indoor Stadium is scheduled to have air-conditioning units installed in time for next season.That's nice, but it won't help No. 4 North Carolina tonight when it travels to Durham for a 9 p.m. showdown with second-ranked Duke."I'm expecting a hostile crowd, a great game," forward Kris Lang said. "It's going to be very intense and hot.""It's a hostile crowd, hot," point guard Ronald Curry said.Cameron is one of the hottest locations in college basketball.


1/31/2001 12:00am

Old-Fashioned UNC Hopes to Beat Duke Down Low

Kris Lang would go out to the hoop at his Gastonia home as a youngster and pretend that he was Christian Laettner.Laettner, a standout at power forward for Duke from 1988-91, excelled thanks to a free-wheeling offense that allowed players to break down defenders with one-on-one moves.North Carolina played a different style during Lang's youth. The Tar Heels ran set offenses and did most of their damage in the halfcourt. Not much fun to emulate.