Zachary Crain

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Head Coach Roy Williams speaks to the press after the game against N.C. State in the Smith Center on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. UNC beat N.C. State 85-79.3

'They made plays': Ahead of rematch, UNC isn't caught up on overtime loss to Duke

“After the game, the next day I said, ‘Guys, they made plays,’” Williams said. “We had some opportunities to make those plays not be as big as they were, but we didn’t do it.” Despite a devastating overtime loss to the Blue Devils in February, the North Carolina men's basketball team isn't feeling sorry for itself ahead of its rematch with Duke on Saturday.


First-year guard Cole Anthony (2) runs down the court as Wake Forest junior center Olivier Sarr (30) tries to block him during a game in the Smith Center on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Tar Heels won 93-83 against the Demon Deacons during senior night.

'We’re not scared of anybody': With win over Wake Forest, UNC is building momentum

“If you guys have been keeping up with us, we have been playing really well the past few games,” said first year guard Cole Anthony. “We’re getting everybody back healthy, things have been clicking, and practice is going well. We’re just really starting to play well together.”  Anthony was a dominant force in establishing North Carolina’s success on the offensive end. After finishing the Tar Heels' first matchup against Wake Forest shooting just 5-19 from the field, the point guard’s second time facing the Demon Deacons was a stark contrast. 


UNC senior guard Shayla Bennett (22) dribbles past Duke University sophomore guard Meila Goodchild (3) in Carmichael Arena on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The Blue Devils beat the Tar Heels 73-54.

UNC women's basketball suffers seventh straight loss as Duke completes season sweep

In the midst of a near month-long losing streak, the North Carolina women’s basketball team played with desperation in a senior night matchup against Duke on Sunday.  When the Tar Heels entered their first game against the Blue Devils on Feb. 6, they were 16-6, third in the ACC, and firmly in the discussion for an NCAA tournament bid. After suffering a 71-61 loss in Cameron Indoor Stadium in that game, UNC has undergone a collapse.