Mary Mac Porter
The 3-point shot has revolutionized the game of basketball. After it was created, low-frequency shots from way outside were not only rewarded but encouraged. Despite Roy Williams' emphasis on the paint, the Tar Heels aren't immune to the rising importance of the 3-pointer. When there is individual 3-point success at UNC, national championships seem to follow.
UNC women's tennis player Cameron Morra eschewed the traditional path taken by many elite tennis players before college. Instead of playing in the Junior Tennis Circuit, she trained at home with her family, which has blossomed into success for the reigning ACC Freshman of the Year.
"UNC is my home, it's where I want to be, and I have loved being here for every second of it," Makenna Jones said. "If I could get more time here, I would take it in an absolute heartbeat."
Senior Tanner Cook jumpstarted the Tar Heel offense with five straight goals in the third quarter to propel UNC to the win.
Despite its early season struggles, UNC softball has reasons to be optimistic moving forward, with a softer schedule and the eventual return of star pitcher Brittany Pickett.
UNC women's tennis hasn't lost the doubles point since May of 2019, and the team held onto that streak last Friday, despite a close call when Alle Sanford and Makenna Jones battled back against UVA to take the point, and eventually give UNC a 6-1 win.
The North Carolina baseball team needed 10 innings to complete its comeback against Purdue in a 6-5 win over the Boilermakers.
The Tar Heels, on a six-game losing streak after Thursday's game against Notre Dame, will look to avoid being swept by the Blue Devils in their final home game of the season. Here are three keys to a North Carolina victory on Sunday.
No. 1 North Carolina Women's Tennis finished its weekend with another victory over Miami on Sunday. The Tar Heels secured a number of match victories on their way to a 6-1 finish at Coral Gables.
The No. 8 North Carolina wrestling team narrowly defeated Virginia 19-18 on Friday in Charlottesville. Bonus points were crucial for both teams as the Tar Heels endured a late UVa push to secure the close victory in the last bout of the dual.