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January 20, 2009
The gap between No. 1 Connecticut and the rest of women's basketball is apparently a lot bigger than anyone thought. Renee Montgomery scored 21 points to help the Huskies rout No. 2 North Carolina, 88-58, on Monday night. Maya Moore added 19 points and 12 rebounds for Connecticut (18-0). The Huskies continually beat the Tar Heels' trapping defense for easy baskets and had a 53-32 edge on the boards against a team whose coach is obsessed with rebounding.
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January 5, 2009 | Associated Press
Tyrese Rice and Boston College put an end to all that talk of whether No. 1 North Carolina could go unbeaten. Rice scored 25 points in his second consecutive big game against the Tar Heels to help the Eagles stun North Carolina, 85-78, on Sunday, probably ending its run atop the early season polls.
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November 13, 2008 | Eric Sondheimer, Sondheimer is a Times staff writer.
North Carolina, Florida and Texas have brought in the top high school recruiting classes for men's basketball based on their haul Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA's early signing period. The Tar Heels signed five players, led by 6-foot-10 John Henson of Tampa, Fla., who is known for his shot-blocking skills and athleticism. They also picked up the Wear twins from Santa Ana Mater Dei, 6-10 David and 6-10 Travis.
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September 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- T.J. Yates threw three touchdown passes and the Tar Heels won for the first time outside North Carolina since 2002, beating error-prone Rutgers, 44-12, in a nationally televised game that pitted North Carolina Coach Butch Davis against his former pupil, Greg Schiano. Yates found a wide-open Hakeem Nicks on touchdown passes of nine and 11 yards and connected on a 69-yard scoring play with speedster Brandon Tate, who also scored on a 12-yard end around. The Tar Heels intercepted four passes and linebacker Bruce Carter returned a bobbled pass 66 yards for a touchdown as the Tar Heels (2-0)
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April 30, 2008 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
These are tough days for the University of North Carolina football team. Thunderstorms postponed the Tar Heels' spring game this month and those dark clouds have lingered. Rameses XVII, their blue-horned ram mascot, died Thursday from an infection, the Charlotte News & Observer reported this week . . . on its front page. This, though, seemed newsworthy, as the 8-year-old Rameses was done in by (cue sinister music) his son. The Oedipus moment came two weeks ago in the field they shared, when they butted heads -- what father hasn't with his son?
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April 6, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO -- Kansas couldn't win a national championship with Roy Williams as coach, but the Jayhawks are one game from winning one without him. The road to this year's title went through Williams. Kansas defeated North Carolina, 84-66, in the Alamodome on Saturday to earn the right to face Memphis on Monday for the NCAA championship. Williams coached Kansas for 15 years before leaving in 2003 to coach at his alma mater.
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March 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
North Carolina Coach Sylvia Hatchell couldn't bring herself to belabor her team's 25 turnovers, double-digit rebounding deficit or struggles in the first half. The top-seeded Tar Heels had shown too much grit, too much poise in the face of adversity, to be criticized by their coach.
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March 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- This time, North Carolina got to celebrate instead of heading to the locker room to wait for next year. Tyler Hansbrough and his top-seeded Tar Heels just wouldn't be denied a trip to the Final Four again. Hansbrough had 28 points and 13 rebounds Saturday night to help the Tar Heels hold off Louisville, 83-73, in the East Regional final.
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March 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Roy Williams has never stopped pushing his North Carolina team to play better defense, not even as it piled up lopsided wins and crowd-pleasing offensive displays that few teams can match. The Tar Heels gave their Hall of Fame coach what he has been asking for Thursday night in an East Regional semifinal against Washington State -- and it has them a game away from the Final Four again.
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March 26, 2008 | Robyn Norwood
Yes, look at those four unbeatable No.1-seeded teams. But at least three of them are going to lose before somebody cuts down the nets April 7 in San Antonio. Coaches are scheming and players are dreaming about how to pull the upsets. Here are some ideas culled from coaches who played the top teams and analysts who watched their games about what would need to happen for the favorites to lose.
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