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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tar Heels squander momentum from State victory, get routed at home by Virginia

Posted By on Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 11:12 PM

SMITH CENTER/ CHAPEL HILL—The headline says it all. North Carolina, which most recently defeated N.C. State on the road in its most impressive victory in weeks, reverted back to early January form on Sunday night against Virginia, getting smoked 75-60. The Tar Heels had expected to receive an emotional boost from raucous, stir-crazy fans, many who spent the weekend trapped under a sheet of snow and ice, but for whatever reason the Cavaliers were the team that played with greater purpose throughout the game. Carolina did essentially nothing right, getting beaten in areas where they typically succeed even in...

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Cold-shooting Wolfpack falls at Clemson

Posted By on Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 4:51 PM

N.C. State lost its third straight women's basketball game for the first time this season, falling into a tie for last place in the ACC. The Wolfpack shot a season-low 25 percent in a 69-56 loss at Clemson. Nikitta Gartrell (pictured) led the Wolfpack (12-10, 2-5 ACC) with 13 points and 12 rebounds while Amber White chipped in 13 points and Bonae Holston 12. Bryelle Smith and Shaniqua Pauldo had 12 points each for the Tigers (11-12, 2-5 ACC), who won their second straight game after ending an eight-game slide. Lele Hardy added 11 points and Christy Brown and Lindsey...

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Wolfpack travels to Clemson today

Posted By on Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 12:01 AM

N.C. State will try to end its two-game women's basketball losing streak today when the Wolfpack visits Clemson. Kellie Harper's club, which has lost four of its last five games, has not had a three-game losing streak this season. Clemson, coached by NCSU alumna Cristy McKinney, is coming off a big 68-65 win Friday night over visiting Boston College, the Tigers' first ACC victory this season. The Wolfpack has won two straight at Littlejohn Coliseum. Lucy Ellison (pictured) the rebounding leader for the Wolfpack, which after today will not play again until a Feb. 7 home game against Virginia Tech....

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ward leads Hurricanes to fourth in a row against Blackhawks, 4-2

Posted By on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM

RBC CENTER/ RALEIGH—Tonight was the seemingly tall tale of how the second-best team in the NHL lost to the second-worst in front of 6,896 of the Hurricanes’ and Blackhawks’ most faithful Triangle fans…or at least, those with four wheel drive. Despite being outshot 41-24, Carolina won its fourth straight, 4-2, over a powerhouse Blackhawks team off Brandon Sutter’s go-ahead goal midway through the third period. Cam Ward played out of his mind to keep the Blackhawks off the board. “It’s been a fun game,” Ward said. “Tonight we were playing against arguably against one of the best teams in...

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NCCU wins a women's game on the road

Posted By on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 5:59 PM

N.C. Central got into the win column on the road in women's basketball, beating Savannah State 54-43 to complete a season sweep of the Tigers. Joanna Miller (pictured) was the only player in double figures for the Eagles (7-13) with 19 points. The victory was NCCU's first on an opponent's home floor this season. Crissa Jackson and Courtney Long led SSU with 11 points apiece. The Eagles' next game is at Liberty on Thursday night....

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Smith, Wolfpack prove to be too much for cold Eagles in second half

Posted By on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 5:08 PM

RBC CENTER/RALEIGH It's the third meeting between a couple of new Triangle "rivals," what with N.C. Central's move to Division I two seasons ago. The Eagles got used to playing games at the RBC Center as members of the CIAA, and the tradition has continued with an invitation to play N.C. State each of the past two seasons. State is one of just two teams that has played NCCU for three straight seasons, the other being oddly enough Colgate. The Wolfpack may be on a two-game losing streak against ACC competition, but will be a heavy favorite today since LeVelle...

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Moton takes Eagles into a very tough assignment at N.C. State today

Posted By on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 1:24 AM

LeVelle Moton will be a head coach in a college basketball game in his Raleigh hometown for the first time this afternoon, and knows his N.C. Central team won't be favored. The Eagles (4-18) will take on N.C. State (13-8) in a game that is going to be played at the RBC Center despite the snow that has paralyzed much of the state. NCCU has visited the Wolfpack each of the past two seasons - the only other team the Eagles have played each of the past three seasons is Colgate - and although the team under Henry Dickerson at...

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Thomas, Blue Devils easily repel challenge from Florida State

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 11:35 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke gets its first really big home test in ACC action tonight. The No. 7 Blue Devils are hosting No. 13 Florida State, which has its eye on tying the Blue Devils atop the conference standings. It's their only meeting of the regular season. FSU won their matchup in Tallahassee last season 82-75 in overtime, while the Blue Devils got revenge in a huge way with a 75-58 romp in the tournament semifinals. If the Seminoles are the best team in the ACC they certainly have the opportunity to prove it over the weekend, as the conference...

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Blue Devils look to stay perfect in ACC play as No. 13 Florida State visits

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:01 AM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke gets a visit from a nationally ranked ACC team for the first time this season, entertaining No. 13 Florida State. It will be the first game for Duke since Sunday night's 58-57 win at Maryland, the Blue Devils' first victory in College Park in three years. Duke and FSU played twice last season, with the Blue Devils rolling to a 79-57 win in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament after falling 82-75 in overtime in Tallahassee. "They're a very good team, and we did not execute and do the things we wanted to do down there...

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Where did this come from? 'Canes win third in a row in convincing fashion, 4-1 over Islanders

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 10:22 PM

RBC CENTER/RALEIGH - There's something fishy going on at the ol' RBC right now...like, alternate dimension fishy. Carolina won its third in a row and fourth of five, the latter two of which were on back-to-back nights with commute. In addition, Eric Staal and Ray Whitney stretched their points streaks to seven games apiece and Staal reached a nice personal and franchise milestone with his assist on the empty-netter. The 'Canes have tapped into some long-dormant potential and can't seem to stop scoring, early and often. Now, I'm someone who doesn't mind admitting I'm wrong. It's a good skill,...

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Duke beats Florida State in Durham by 14, but not without a little drama

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 2:41 AM

DURHAM, N.C.—Jon Scheyer’s floating jump shot sure seemed a lot like salvation Wednesday night for the Duke Blue Devils: After pushing their lead against the Florida State Seminoles to a game-high 16 points, the Devils froze on their home court, going without so much as a point for five minutes. Layups, free throws and steals by the Seminoles had trimmed the lead to four. What’s more, Lance Thomas picked up his third personal foul in that span; Kyle Singler, his fourth. Though the Seminoles had only three team fouls, Duke had already gathered nine, giving Florida State an early...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Eagles fall by 13 at Youngstown State

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 11:00 PM

N.C. Central got a big game out of C.J. Wilkerson (pictured) and again put up a good fight on the road, but finished with a 70-57 loss at Youngstown State. DeAndre Mays led the Penguins (8-12) with 17 points, followed by Sirlester Martin and Kelvin Bright with 13 points each and Vytas Sulskis 11. Wilkerson had 26 points to lead NCCU (4-18), while Nick Chasten added 13. The Eagles return to the Triangle for Saturday's 2 p.m. game against N.C. State before hosting their next five games....

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Women's roundup: Wolfpack, Eagles endure losses on the road

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 8:53 PM

N.C. State lost its second straight game to a nationally-ranked women's basketball team, falling 73-60 at No. 21 Virginia. In the other game involving a Triangle Division I women's team, N.C. Central lost its second straight women's basketball game, falling 64-43 as host Maryland-Eastern Shore revenged its earlier defeat in Durham. Monica Wright had 26 points to lead the Cavaliers (15-5, 4-2 ACC), who avenged a loss to the Wolfpack in Raleigh last season. Bonae Holston (pictured) led the Wolfpack (12-9, 2-4) with 20 points while Nikitta Gartrell chipped in 17. Lexie Gerson had 11 points while Chelsea Shine and...

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After a tough 25 minutes, N.C. State goes cold in loss to UNC

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM

RALEIGH, N.C.—When the N.C. State Wolfpack lose at home, watching the stands at RBC Center feels a bit like watching a bloodstain leave cotton fabric in a spin cycle: Every few minutes, or with each new timeout or stop in play, another chunk of the school colors—deep red T-shirts and sweaters and twisted-balloon hats, or black blazers and North Face jackets—lifts from the cushioned chairs of the arena, disappearing up the concrete stairs. Staring down a loss, N.C. State fans are notorious for their expedient escape, and in its vibrant hue, the exodus always seems more dramatic than it...

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Tar Heels regain footing, beat State again

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:39 AM

North Carolina traveled to Raleigh to face rival N.C. State tonight, and the Tar Heels defeated the Wolfpack 77-63 in a game that State fans had every right to believe they could win despite UNC's recent dominance of the series. The Tar Heels weathered their customary offensive woes thanks to outstanding defense, perhaps the best they’ve played in several weeks. Carolina limited the Wolfpack to 39 percent shooting, including an atrocious 29 percent in the second half. Pre-game drama surrounded the availability of stud big man Ed Davis, who missed the Wake Forest debacle due to an injured ankle....

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Eagles seeking a road upset again

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:29 AM

N.C. Central continues to look for both its first road win and first victory over a Division I team for first-year coach LeVelle Moton (pictured) tonight, when the Eagles make their first visit to Youngstown State. The Penguins (7-12) aren't having a storybook year either. It's the last game outside the Triangle for NCCU for over four weeks, as the Eagles will visit N.C. State on Saturday before playing their next five games at home....

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Women's roundup: Wolfpack, Eagles looking for road magic tonight

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:00 AM

N.C. State and N.C. Central hit the hardwood in women's basketball again tonight, and both are hoping to bounce back after losses. Kellie Harper's Wolfpack has a tough assignment, heading to No. 21 Virginia in a key ACC test two nights after a hard-fought home-court loss to archrival UNC. Bonae Holston (pictured) is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Wolfpack, while Monica Wright leads Virginia in every major statistical category. The Wolfpack's biggest victory of last season was a 60-54 home-court win over No. 17 Virginia. NCCU, which beat UMES 69-60 twenty days ago in Durham, had a four-game...

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Lucas' career high is key as Tar Heels hold off pesky host Wolfpack

Posted By on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 10:43 PM

REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH Kellie Harper gets her first test of her ability to coach a big home-court upset for N.C. State tonight. The opponent is archrival UNC, Sylvia Hatchell's Tar Heels being the preseason favorites in the ACC and currently ranked No. 14 nationally. And the regional TV cameras are in the house. Truth be told, the Wolfpack has performed a little better than expected so far while the Tar Heels have hit a couple of unexpected bumps. UNC has won 17 of the last 19 meetings, although the Wolfpack has more wins against the Tar Heels than anybody and is...

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Harper gets her first shot at archrivals as Wolfpack hosts UNC tonight

Posted By on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Kellie Harper (pictured) gets her first chance to coach against N.C. State's biggest rival tonight. The first-year Wolfpack coach will lead her team against visiting archrival UNC at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum, in a game which will be cablecast to much of the Southeast. Both teams picked up nice victories at home on Friday night, as the Wolfpack held off Wake Forest on an Amber White buzzer beater and the Tar Heels rallied over the final five minutes to break open a close game and dismiss Clemson comfortably. The Tar Heels took both decisions last season, actually winning easily...

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jasmine Thomas, Blue Devils give Maryland its third straight defeat

Posted By on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Jasmine Thomas did just about everything she could to win the game for Duke, and she succeeded. Thomas (pictured) finished with 20 points, including 13 straight in one second-half stretch and the clinching free throw in the closing seconds, giving the No. 6 Blue Devils a 58-57 road victory over a determined Maryland team. Thomas was the only player in double figures for the Blue Devils (17-3, 5-0 ACC), who have won their first five ACC games in a season for the first time under Joanne P. McCallie as head coach. Joy Cheek had nine points to go with her...

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Duke women's team undoubtedly gets another earful at Maryland tonight

Posted By on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:06 AM

It's probably the nastiest rivalry in ACC women's basketball, so Duke will definitely get a tough test on the road tonight. The No. 6 Blue Devils, who are now alone atop the conference, will visit defending ACC champion Maryland tonight at 8 in a game to be shown live nationally on the Fox Sports regional networks. The players the other team's fans loved to hate last season - Maryland's Kristi Toliver and Duke's Abby Waner - have graduated and are off making their marks elsewhere in the sports world. But the Maryland fans just love to hate Duke basketball, and...

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

No. 14 Tar Heels beat Tigers in topsy-turvy contest

Posted By on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 12:22 AM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC hosts Clemson as a part of FSN's Friday Night ACC Women's Hoops doubleheader. The Tigers come into Chapel Hill as underdogs to the No. 14 Tar Heels, but put up more of a fight than many would have expected. At the half, Carolina has the lead 37-30. It stretches to 50-40 before Clemson goes on a 12-1 stretch, making it 52-51 and taking its second lead. But it doesn't last long as Italee Lucas and the Heels win 79-61....

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Eagles' streak ends at UNC Asheville

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 11:53 PM

N.C. Central saw its women's basketball winning streak end at four games as the Eagles dropped a tough 64-58 decision at UNC Asheville. Chioma Okoli led the Bulldogs, who ended a five-game losing streak, with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Lindsey Montgomery also had a big night for UNCA (6-15) with 13 points and 14 rebounds. NCCU (6-12) got 16 points from Joanna Miller (pictured), followed by Shenise Blanks with 12 points and Blaire Houston with 10. It was the first of six straight road games for the Eagles, who visit Maryland-Eastern Shore on Wednesday night....

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Late shots by Gartrell, White get Wolfpack past visiting Deacons

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:50 PM

REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH N.C. State comes back home for the first of its annual home-and-home series with ancient rival Wake Forest, and the TV cameras are in the house. Both teams are playing well heading into the contest. State (11-7, 1-2 ACC) won its only previous ACC road game when it trounced defending conference champion Maryland 15 days ago and came up just three points short at No. 16 Florida State on Sunday. Wake (11-7, 2-2) beat visiting No. 25 Miami 67-64 on Sunday in a very rare win over a ranked team. State won both regular season meetings last season,...

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Women's roundup: Wolfpack, Heels in TV twin bill, NCCU on road

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Three of the four Division I women's basketball teams in the Triangle will hit the court tonight, and two of them have televised home games. N.C. State and Wake Forest have both had some good wins this season and both are fighting to get toward the ACC's middle to upper echelon, so the 6:30 contest between the old school Wake county rivals - back when the Deacons were actually in Wake Forest - will have a lot to say about that. Bonae Holston (pictured) is the Wolfpack's leading scorer and rebounder. The second half of the TV doubleheader is in...

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