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Wednesday December 7th

Ben Couch


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Gale blows away Davidson

Andy Gale’s focus was so intense, he never stood a chance. The freshman pitcher’s post-game television interview quickly ended with a splat when North Carolina teammate Robert Woodard nailed his fellow hurler in the face with a paper towel pie crust full of shaving cream. It was the only time Tuesday that Gale’s focus worked against him. The righty struck out a career-high 10 batters, walked none and tossed his first complete-game shutout — the Tar Heels’ first of the season — as UNC soundly beat Davidson, 4-0.

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Surprise Spartans will battle UNC in the paint

It was supposed to be like this. With only four college basketball teams in the nation still playing, two of them hail from the same conference. But that conference wasn’t supposed to be the Big Ten. And that second team was not supposed to be Michigan State. “Well, I can’t say that we totally expected to go to a Final Four,” said Spartan coach Tom Izzo. “I expected to have a great year with the nucleus of the guys that went to the Elite Eight two years ago, with the addition of a Shannon Brown.

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Sweet victory

CHARLOTTE — Iowa State entered Sunday’s game believing that if it played the same game that allowed the team to win 11 of it last 14 games, it could press and run North Carolina off the court. By halftime, the Cyclones’ Will Blalock and Curtis Stinson were taking their time bringing the ball up the court, desperately trying to slow down a game that was running away from them. UNC routed the Cyclones, 92-65, to advance to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000.

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Hodge's efforts come up short

RALEIGH — Six minutes into Tuesday’s game against UNC, N.C. State’s Julius Hodge broke down a defender, took two steps and rose toward the basket. Arm outstretched, Hodge softly released the ball as the official scorer prepared to add two more points to Hodge’s prolific four-year total. But he came up short. And did so twice more on layups during the remainder of the game.

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Tar Heels tame Huskies

HARTFORD, Conn. — In the first half of Sunday’s game against Connecticut, North Carolina engaged in a tug-of-war with the Huskies, exchanging the lead nine times. After trailing 34-31 at the intermission, the Tar Heels tore the lead away with just more than 13 minutes left and didn’t give it back, decisively taming the Huskies, 77-70.

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May's toils fall short for UNC

Correction Due to a reporting error, the Feb. 10 article “May’s toils fall short for UNC” states that Sean May scored 18 points and 23 rebounds in the Tar Heels’ Wednesday loss at Duke. May, of course, scored 23 points and brought down 18 rebounds.     DURHAM — Sean May stood in a cramped corner of the visitor’s locker room at Cameron Indoor Stadium with a sea of tape recorders shoved in front of his face.

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UNC slams Cavaliers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — With 6 minutes and 15 seconds left in the first half of Saturday’s game, J.R. Reynolds nailed a 3-pointer to give Virginia 14 points — tying his entire team’s point total with North Carolina forward Jawad Williams. The Tar Heel senior led all scorers with 16 points in the first half and finished with 23 as No. 3 UNC blitzed the Cavaliers, 110-76, for its first win at University Hall since 1999.

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Bunting could be ACC's best

After Saturday's whipping of Duke, North Carolina running back Chad Scott found himself pinned against a brick wall by a crowd of reporters just outside the visitor's locker room. Fifteen feet away, Ronnie McGill, whose 95-yard, one-touchdown outing was overshadowed by Scott's 144 yard, two-TD performance, fielded questions from a mere three reporters. McGill was his normally affable self, joking and flashing the kind of smile that easily disarms someone he's meeting for the first time. Until someone asked about John Bunting's performance.

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Volleyball Aims for Better Banner

In the history of its program, the North Carolina volleyball team has never gotten past the second round of the NCAA Tournament. This year, UNC expects that to change. "This year's squad is better. That's the bottom line," said outside hitter Malaika Underwood. "We have a good seed, which helps us out, and the seniors are really motivated. So those three things together, we have a great opportunity to do something special." The statistics back her up. No. 14 North Carolina's winning percentage of .909 is the highest in school history.

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Seminoles Eliminate Tar Heels From ACCs

ATLANTA -- The first point scored in Saturday's ACC Tournament semifinal game between North Carolina and Florida State looked like a sure UNC kill. Outside hitter Laura Greene sent a hard spike down to an empty spot on the court. But one of the Seminoles dove, threw out an arm, got a fist under the ball and popped it up, making the dig. The ensuing rally led to FSU winning the point. It was all downhill from there for the Tar Heels.

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