Led by Muhammad’s 21 points and seven rebounds, they never quit fighting. Not when Wake Forest jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first eight minutes. Not when they trailed by eight in the middle of the third quarter. The reason why? Effort.
The North Carolina women’s basketball fell for the fifth consecutive game, this time dropping a close one in overtime to Wake Forest, 82-79, on Sunday afternoon.
Karen Shelton has come a long way since her humble beginnings with UNC's field hockey team all the way back in 1981. The 10-time ACC Coach of the Year has won 22 ACC titles and eight national championships, but despite her success she still keeps the same hardworking energy that has propelled her teams to greatness.
No, this is not the heavyweight battle that is UNC-Duke. It hasn’t been for decades. But to discredit UNC-N.C. State as a rivalry is to overlook the disdain fans of both programs clearly have for each other, to discount history and tradition.
For the fifth time this year, UNC came up short in a contest that was decided in the final minute of regulation or overtime.
Williams said his team, which sits dead last in the ACC with a 3-10 record in conference play, has spent more time dwelling on wins and losses instead of fixating on the process. It’s a habit he’s trying to get his players to break as Virginia comes to the Smith Center on Saturday night.
Following Thursday night’s 74-56 loss to the Orange, Courtney Banghart didn’t have much to say. Apparently, neither did her players, as none were made available for post-game interviews.
With Duke's bench players finding their rhythm, the North Carolina men's basketball team's lack of depth could create problems for the Tar Heels in the rivalry matchup.
An unranked UNC team has only beaten a ranked Duke team eight times, with the last coming in 2014 after the initial game was postponed because of snow. It's going to take a lot for this year's Tar Heel team to upset the Blue Devils, but it has been done before and could happen again. Here's a look at the last time an unranked UNC team took down its biggest rival.
Despite UNC’s 76-68 loss to N.C. State on Sunday, the team’s optimism hasn’t wavered, in large part thanks to head coach Courtney Banghart. The Tar Heels have trailed at halftime in their last seven games, and though they’ve only come back to win three times in that stretch, they’ve shown promise. Aside from a 14-point road loss to No. 14 Florida State two weeks ago, UNC hasn't fallen by more than seven points this season. “That’s the team I’ve got, a group of fighters,” Banghart said. “That’s what I expected, and that’s what I got.”