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Friday, March 9, 2012

Fear the Turtle: Henson injures wrist in ACC Tournament opener

Posted By on Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 4:44 PM

File photo by Arianna HoffmannSitting out wouldn't be a good look for Henson ESPN/ACC NETWORK — North Carolina carried its focus and execution from last weekend’s Duke game to the court this afternoon, wearing out Maryland 85-69 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal. But the Tar Heels suffered a worse loss than any the Terrapins could have delivered, as John Henson landed awkwardly on his wrist in the first half and writhed in pain for several seconds. He returned after a few minutes but visibly struggled even to catch the ball, resulting in his departure from the game for good. X-rays...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Out with the old and in with the new: Carolina RailHawks top Vancouver Whitecaps on penalties in preseason shootout

Posted By on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Rob Kinnan PhotographyGoalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald skies during RailHawks PK shootout win over the Vancouver WhitecapsWAKEMED SOCCER PARK/CARY—How surreal was Sunday afternoon’s friendly between the Carolina RailHawks and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer? To begin, there were as many RailHawks who took the field during last October’s playoff loss to the NSC Minnesota Stars—the last game the club played at WakeMed Soccer Stadium—starting today for Vancouver (Matt Watson and Brad Knighton) as Carolina (Kupono Low and Nick Zimmerman). Etienne Barbara, last year’s NASL and RailHawks’ Most Valuable Player, was wearing Whitecaps blue after signing with the club last...

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Thomas hits 29 to lead Maryland to 10th ACC Tourney championship

Posted By on Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Photo by Al DragoSequoia Austin celebrates the Terrapins winning the ACC Women's Tournament. GREENSBORO COLISEUM It’s kind of an odd scene for the final day of this ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, since for the first time since 1993 there’s nobody from North Carolina in the championship game. No. 6 Maryland — the third seed in the tournament — will be a slight favorite against No. 15 Georgia Tech, which is the fourth seed. And it’s like somebody forgot to tell the fans, as an announced crowd of 9,122 is in the house for the contest. Maryland is the only out-of-state...

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North Carolina hammers Duke, wins ACC regular season title: Lifes Rich Pageant

Posted By on Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/ DURHAM—Perhaps the last game of the regular season, yesterday's hotly awaited rematch with North Carolina, showered in hype, celebrity and decibels, is the appropriate moment to recall that the very first time I walked into Cameron Indoor Stadium, a long low time ago, was not for a Duke basketball game but rather for a rock concert. R.E.M. played Cameron while touring with their then new album, Lifes Rich Pageant (but without the apostrophe in "Life's"). Let's Active, whose frontman, Mitch Easter, co-produced R.E.M.'s Murmur, opened. You could look it up. Lifes Rich Pageant was R.E.M.'s breakout album—not...

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wolfpack's Cinderella bid hits the wall in ACC semis

Posted By on Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Photo by Al DragoMarissa Kastanek had 10 points for State in the loss. GREENSBORO COLISEUM It’s Cinderella Day at the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament. Two of the teams in the semifinals just aren’t supposed to be here, but N.C. State’s Kellie Harper and Wake Forest’s Mike Petersen are each coming off the most impressive wins of their coaching careers. State (18-14), the first No. 9 seed ever to make it this far, will be the underdog against No. 15 Georgia Tech (23-7) in the opener that tips off at 11 a.m. to make ESPNU happy. Georgia Tech swept the season...

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Hoop Cheese: Is there a basketball game today, or looking beyond Duke and UNC

Posted By on Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM

File photo by D.L. AndersonDuke fans in April 2010, after watching the NCAA title game versus ButlerAh, Duke and UNC, the rematch. Two treats that occur twice a year, in quick succession. Just like Christmas is followed a week later by New Year's Eve, just like Memorial Day is followed a month later by Independence Day, just like Valentine's Day is followed by... you get the idea. Yes, there's a game tonight in Cameron Indoor Stadium. You don't have tickets, so you'll be watching ESPN at 7 p.m., at a safe distance from Dick Vitale's expectorant and the body odor...

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Terps, surprising Deacons win night games at ACC Tourney

Posted By on Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Photo by Al DragoWake's Lakevia Boykin gets a hug from teammate Mykala Walker (13) after the upset of Miami. The night session of Day 2 of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament was just about as crazy as the afternoon — at least in one of the games. Wake Forest got the biggest win in the history of the program in the 6 p.m. contest, shocking No. 7 Miami 81-74 to beat a Top 10 team for just the second time ever and the first time since 1993. Wake (19-12), which had never won two games in any ACC women’s tournament...

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Wolfpack shocks No. 5 Duke to advance to ACC semifinals

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Photo by Al DragoN.C. State players celebrate Kellie Harper's most important win so far with the Wolfpack.GREENSBORO COLISEUM Duke starts its quest for a third straight ACC Tournament title in a quarterfinal meeting with Big Four rival N.C. State. And although the No. 5 Blue Devils (24-4) will be solid favorites, the 17-14 Wolfpack is playing very well at the moment. State got through the first round on Thursday with a 74-71 revenge victory over Florida State that ended the Seminoles’ season. Duke and ninth-seeded State met only once this season, with the Blue Devils rolling to an 83-59 win...

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Marshall, Jackets hold off Tar Heels by one in ACC quarters

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM

GREENSBORO COLISEUM Again with the screaming kids. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC wing Tierra Ruffin-PrattUNC goes into its quarterfinal game in the ACC Women’s Tournament looking for a little revenge against No. 15 Georgia Tech (22-7), and the Tar Heels (20-10) will have a major partisan crowd advantage for the second straight day. There’ll be a five-figure crowd in the house thanks to the fact it’s the second straight 11 a.m. “Education Day” contest for which thousands of Guilford county students are bused in. And if past is prologue, most of them will be Tar Heel fans. The teams met just...

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N.C. "Big Four" teams all get through ACC Tourney first round

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Photo by Al DragoVirginia's Jazmin Pitts shoots over the Eagles' defense in the first round of the ACC Women's Tournament. Virginia walloped Boston College 72-41 Thursday in the nightcap of the first round of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum, completing the pairings for Friday’s quarterfinal action. In the first matchup of two male coaches in the 35-year history of the tournament, Mike Petersen’s Wake Forest club held off Dennis Wolff’s Virginia Tech team 80-74 behind 22 points from Southeast Raleigh alumna Lakevia Boykin. Earlier in the day, both UNC and N.C. State avenged painful regular-season losses. The...

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wolfpack survives and advances after holding off Seminoles

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 6:38 PM

GREENSBORO COLISEUM N.C. State comes into the ACC Tournament needing some kind of a miracle run to make the NCAA Tournament. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsWolfpack guard Emili TaslerBut at least it’s pretty sure the Wolfpack, assured of a winning record with a 16-14 mark, will at least be going to the WNIT should a Cinderella run not happen. The opponent in today’s 3 p.m. first-round game is Florida State (14-16), which has clearly had a disappointing season but dealt the Wolfpack perhaps its most painful home-court defeat. FSU escaped with a 67-64 win at Reynolds Coliseum back on Jan. 27...

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Tar Heels make their point - 90 of them - in revenge rout of Clemson

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM

GREENSBORO COLISEUM It’s 11 a.m. and there are thousands of screaming children in the arena. So it must be the Opening Game of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament. And it’s definitely a big one for UNC. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Brittany RountreeThe Tar Heels are 19-10 and were ranked for most of the season. And the No. 1 argument for anyone who thinks they shouldn’t be invited to the NCAA Tournament — undoubtedly even some involved with the selection committee — is that inexplicable 52-47 home-court loss to Clemson (6-21) back on Jan. 12. Today Sylvia Hatchell’s club, which...

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Tyler Zeller's House of Pain: Tar Heels outlast Terrapins 88-64

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Neil MorrisRoy Williams and Tyler Zeller share a laugh after the Tar Heels 88-64 win over MarylandSMITH CENTER/CHAPEL HILL—As you would expect from any senior class tribute, a wealth of pomp and circumstance surrounded North Carolina’s final home game of the 2011-12 season. There was the perennial salute to the graduating members of the team and their families before the game; afterwards, a commemorative film starring the senior players played on the Smith Center’s video boards. Sandwiched in between was a game that felt more like the sort of “testimonial match” that an English soccer club puts on to honor...

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Duke a favorite in ACC Tourney while Tar Heels, Wolfpack need wins

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Photo by Chris BairdElizabeth WilliamsTwo-time defending champion Duke will be the nominal favorite — although certainly not a prohibitive one — when the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament gets going this morning at Greensboro Coliseum. What the No. 5 Blue Devils (24-4) and the other three ranked teams — No. 6 Maryland (25-4), No. 7 Miami (25-4) and No. 15 Georgia Tech (22-7) have going for them is that they’ll have first-round byes in the event, which will hold its championship game with the automatic NCAA Tournament bid on the line at 2 p.m. Sunday. “We’re just excited to play,” Duke...

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