SPORTS


2/9/2020 11:41pm

Senior guard Taylor Koenen (1) catches the ball and waits for an opportunity to pass the it in a game against Virginia Tech at the Carmichael Arena on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Koenen scored a total of 19 points. UNC lost to Virginia Tech 72-63.

In a 72-63 loss to Virginia Tech, UNC women's basketball goes cold from deep

North Carolina women’s basketball coach Courtney Banghart has preached this all season: To win, her team either needs to consistently make 3-pointers or consistently defend opponents behind the arc. Against Virginia Tech on Sunday, the Tar Heels did neither. In a 72-63 loss to the Hokies, UNC went just 1-11 on 3-pointers (a season-low 9.1 percent) and allowed their opponent to make six.

2/9/2020 8:11pm

UNC junior pitcher Brittany Pickett (28) winds up for a pitch during a double header against the FSU Seminoles at G. Anderson Softball Stadium on Monday, April 15, 2019. The Tar Heels beat the Seminoles in both games.

Preview: UNC softball looks to replicate last season's success with returning talent

The 2019 season was one that saw unprecedented success for UNC softball. With victories over nine ranked teams, the Tar Heels were able to finish as runners-up in the ACC Tournament. Their historic season ended at the NCAA Knoxville Regional Championship, at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers. With two players being named to the preseason all-ACC team, North Carolina will look to replicate the successes of last season, and possibly go even further.


2/9/2020 5:39pm

Senior midfielder Tanner Cook (77) holds the ball against Mercer at Dorrance Field on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The Tar Heels beat the Bears 14-6.

No. 10 UNC mens lacrosse upended Mercer behind a potent attack

The No. 10 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team faced off against the Mercer Bears on Saturday. The Tar Heels (2-0) ran out 14-6 winners as their explosive attack proved too much for the Bears (1-1). After seeing the score close to 5-3 in the second quarter, the North Carolina offense shifted into another gear. Cook’s two goals in 38 seconds brought the margin to a comfortable 7-3 and sparked a fire in the attack that burned brightly until the end of the game, allowing the Tar Heels to see out the victory.


2/9/2020 12:01am

Head Coach Roy Williams reacts during a game against Duke in the Smith Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The Tar Heels lost to the Blue Devils in overtime 98-96.

'Absolutely devastating': This loss, 98-96 in OT to Duke, is a brutal one for UNC

Only like this could Saturday so quickly turn from a night of triumph for UNC to one of tribulation. From a joyful court storm — yes, they even had the security guards ready — to another defeated trudge toward the locker room. From the definitive win of a topsy-turvy 2019 season to yet another rip-your-heart-out loss, this time against your biggest rival.