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Tuesday March 21st

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UNC women’s basketball opens season with a pair of wins

At the start of every basketball season, it’s common for a top program to schedule up-and-coming teams to gauge its position before it enters the tougher slate of conference games. This year is no different for the UNC women’s basketball team. No. 20 North Carolina (2-0) got off to an expected good start, handling Gardner-Webb (0-1) 109-44 on Saturday and University of South Carolina Upstate (0-2) 91-34 on Sunday at Carmichael Arena.

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late night with roy.  into to the men's and women's 2010-11 basketball seasons.  scrimmages, dances.  hosted by stuart scott

UNC gears up for Late Night with Roy 2011

The North Carolina men’s basketball team has been hyped since it was announced in April that all five starters would be returning to Chapel Hill for the 2011-12 season. But Friday at the Dean Smith Center, the newest Tar Heel squad will take the court for the first time together.

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Cardinal too much for the Tar Heels

At halftime of the North Carolina women’s basketball team’s NCAA regional semifinal game against first-seeded Stanford, UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell made the fifth-seeded Tar Heels a promise. “I challenged them if they would win the boards in the second half that we’d win the game,” Hatchell said.

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	The Tar Heels will count on senior and leading scorer Italee Lucas to help fuel UNC past Stanford.

Tar Heels prepare for top-seeded Cardinal

When the North Carolina women’s basketball team plays Stanford on Saturday in the third round of the NCAA tournament, there will be more on the line than just a coveted spot in the Elite Eight. A win against the top-seeded Cardinal would give three Tar Heel seniors just a little more time in the North Carolina jersey.

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Krista Gross goes up for a shot in the first half of the ACC Tournament Championship Game. The Tar Heels fell to the Blue Devils 81-66.

UNC women's basketball makes Sweet 16

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In the second round of the NCAA tournament, it was all about tempo for North Carolina’s women’s basketball team. After a back-and-forth battle with Kentucky, the Tar Heels found immediate success with transition scoring in The Pit — and ran with it.

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	Jessica Breland continued her solid, late-season play by posting 13 points for North Carolina. The senior forward struggled through parts of the season but overcame an injury to help lead UNC.

Tar Heels push past Fresno State in women's tournament

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As expected, Fresno State’s women’s basketball team opened its first-round NCAA tournament game against North Carolina with a 3-point swish. Fresno State’s perimeter-frenzied offense, which leads the nation in 3-pointers per game, fired 50 shots from beyond-the-arc to keep the Bulldogs (25-8) competitive against the No.

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	UNC’s Waltiea Rolle tallied 13 points on 6-for-7 shooting against the Owls. The forward came off the bench and played only 18 minutes, but the 6-foot-6 sophomore recorded five blocks and grabbed four steals for the Tar Heels.

Tar Heels crush Owls in NCAA tune-up

The No. 14 North Carolina women’s basketball team got off to a quick start against Kennesaw State on Sunday afternoon and never looked back. Despite being a blowout, Sunday’s game was an emotional one for the UNC seniors, as it was their last chance to play in Carmichael Arena.

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