If you are reading this with small children, are on medication or are otherwise frightened by abhorrent pitching statistics, you might want to avoid the next couple paragraphs.During the North Carolina baseball team's three-game weekend series with Wake Forest, 11 Tar Heel pitchers combined to toss around these ugly numbers: 42 hits, 29 earned runs and 15 walks in 27 innings of baseball.For those of you without a calculator handy, that works out to be a 9.67 ERA.
If the North Carolina baseball team would have known before its three-game weekend series with No.
The North Carolina baseball team averaged nearly 7.7 runs and 9.8 hits per game before Tuesday's game with lowly Davidson.So it's no wonder that UNC coach Mike Fox wasn't at all pleased with the Tar Heels 3-2 victory at Boshamer Stadium."We were very, very lucky to win," Fox said. "We just didn't do many good things, especially offensively. We didn't hit too many balls very hard, we popped the ball up and we scored the third run on a fluke."With the scored tied 2-2 in the seventh, Tar Heels Brandon Russell and Chad Prosser occupied the corners.
Joseph Forte's 16-point, 6-of-19 shooting performance in North Carolina's 75-65 loss to Clemson on Sunday can be summed up in one short phrase: Poor Florida State.The sophomore shooting guard blitzed the Seminoles for 36 points -- two off of his career high -- as the No. 2 Tar Heels eased past FSU 95-67 at the Smith Center on Thursday.Floaters from the left wing here, a pull-up jumper from 12 feet there and a handful of penetrating drives through the Seminole defense were just too much for Florida State to handle."I was just trying to make sure we win," Forte said.
Sure, their uniforms and caps look like North Carolina's.And, yes, the scoreboard at Boshamer Stadium does say that the home team is the Tar Heels.But for those who payed any attention to the baseball team during its 46-17 season a year ago, most of those guys wearing home white look like impostors.Even though the Tar Heels started out the 2001 campaign 5-2, one all-important question still lingers:Who are these guys??"That's just the nature of Division I baseball, losing players to the draft, losing junior pitchers," UNC coach Mike Fox said.
The first half of Wednesday's game between the North Carolina women's basketball team and N.C. State closely resembled the teams' overtime contest back on Jan. 14 in which the Tar Heels eked out a six-point win.The second half of Wednesday's game?
The North Carolina women's basketball team had lost six ACC games by an average margin of 3.8 points before its matchup Sunday with Florida State.The North Carolina women's basketball team had lost six ACC games by an average margin of 3.8 points before its matchup Sunday with Florida State.So it comes with little surprise that the Seminoles squeaked out a 80-78 overtime win against the Tar Heels in front of 5,275 at Carmichael Auditorium.The game was UNC's fourth that went into overtime, a school record."We would be in first place in the ACC if we could win the close games," UNC coac
Did you hear all that noise Sunday night?
It took 50 minutes and 199 combined points, but the North Carolina women's basketball team eventually wound up with the result it wanted.The Tar Heels, on the strength of a Juana Brown layup with 0.8 seconds left in the second overtime, outlasted No. 25 Clemson 100-99 Thursday in Carmichael Auditorium."The highs in this game aren't nearly high enough to make up for the lows," Clemson coach Jim Davis said.
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.