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Marcus Paige living the D-League life

Marcus Paige will be a free agent once this season ends. The Utah Jazz drafted him in the second round last year. Though he’s slight by pro standards at 6-feet and 164 pounds, he's averaged 34 minutes and has missed just one of his team’s 34 games while averaging 17 points over his last three. “The pro game has a lot more pick-and-roll and spacing,” Paige said. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Daniel Bard a spring training story worth rooting for

It’s rare that a player with the talent of Daniel Bard simply loses it. Still “just” 31, Bard may have lost his prime, but a comeback of any kind would be a pleasant surprise for the once-promising right-hander. During a spring training period rife with noise but which provides little signal, he’s a story worth rooting for. After all, what’s spring for, if not new beginnings? (FanRag Sports)

UNC Softball Completes Spectacular Comeback To Top Redhawks, 8-7

The Tar Heels scored six runs in the final half inning to stun the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks, 8-7. The win marked the second consecutive walk-off victory for UNC at the Carolina Classic, as the Tar Heels picked up their ninth win in 10 games to improve to 9-4. Leah Murray led Carolina at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the seventh inning. (GoHeels.com)

ESPN College GameDay Coming to Chapel Hill Again for UNC-Duke

It was just a week ago that ESPN’s College GameDay show was in Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels' showdown against Virginia. North dominated the game and blew out Virginia in front of a packed house. Now with a showdown against rival Duke looming next Saturday, College GameDay has announced that it will be back at Chapel Hill. (Keeping It Heel)

Chase for No. 1 seed in ACC Tournament reaches abrupt end

The ACC looked set for a drama-filled fight for the No. 1 seed for next month's tournament. And then, suddenly, eighth-ranked North Carolina claimed it. First the Tar Heels won at Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon, clinching at least a share of the regular-season title. A few hours later, they also had the top seed for the tournament in Brooklyn thanks to Duke's loss at Miami. (Associated Press)

Former Tar Heel center Neil Fingleton passes away

Former North Carolina center Neil Fingleton passed away Saturday in his native Durham, England at the age of 36, according to multiple reports. Fingleton, who stood 7-foot-6, was a high school McDonald's All-American and spent two years at UNC before transferring to Holy Cross. After playing professionally in Spain, China, Italy, Greece and England, Fingleton turned his attention to acting. (Worcester Telegram)

Datres, McGee Power Carolina Baseball To 9-3 Win

Kyle Datres drove in four runs and Ashton McGee had three hits in his first career start as No. 9 North Carolina topped Radford 9-3 Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights). Jason Morgan improved to 2-0 on the year with his second win in as many starts for the Tar Heels, who will go for a series sweep Sunday at 1 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Doing Their Share

Chronicling the nine baskets by Justin Jackson that led to his 23 points in Saturday’s win at Pittsburgh would be a basketball delight. He did it from the perimeter, scored in the midrange, and slammed home a ferocious dunk. But you’ll learn more about this year’s Tar Heels by looking at one of his two assists, and finding out how—and why—he threw that pass. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams has never quite gotten his due, but he's outdoing even himself at UNC

Roy Williams is a Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer and has been since 2007. So it’s not like the North Carolina coach completely lacks respect. But he is underappreciated. And a reminder of that came Saturday when Williams secured at least a share of the ACC regular-season title via an 85-67 victory at Pitt. His Tar Heels are now 25-5 overall and 13-3 in the league. (CBS Sports)

Logan’s Goalie Play Leads Blue Jays Past Tar Heels

The third-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team saw its seven-game winning streak dating back to last year ended as fifth-ranked Johns Hopkins powered past the Tar Heels 13-5 in front of 3,128 fans at Fetzer Field Saturday afternoon. Gerald Logan had a season high 16 saves for the Blue Jays and John Crawley led the Blue Jays with a four-goal performance. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Expands, Dismantles Pitt's Zone

The Tar Heels have encountered plenty of zone this season, but as Pitt found out in Saturday’s 85-67 Senior Day loss, their versatility in scoring from inside and out has a way of busting zones wide open. UNC shot shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range against the Panthers, knocking down 10-of-24 attempts. Justin Jackson’s blistering touch from deep torched Pitt. (Inside Carolina)

UNC clinches share of ACC title in one of best coaching jobs of Roy Williams' career

North Carolina knocked off Pitt on Saturday, clinching at least a share of the ACC regular season title. It’s the second straight season and the eighth time in 14 years that Roy Williams can make such a claim. For comparison, Mike Krzyzewski and Duke have won just three ACC regular season titles in those 14 years and they haven’t won one since 2010. (NBC Sports)

Video: UNC Players Post-Pitt Interviews

Several North Carolina basketball players spoke with reporters following the Tar Heels' 85-67 win at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Here are their video interviews: Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Isaiah Hicks

UNC Whacks Pitt, Inches Closer to Outright ACC Regular Season Title

The eighth-ranked UNC men’s basketball team came one step closer to repeating as ACC regular season champions on Saturday, going on the road and defeating the Pitt Panthers 85-67. Holding a two-game lead in the conference standings with two games to play, a single win guarantees an outright league title for head coach Roy Williams and company. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Pitt Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 85-67 road win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. View Video...

Video: Tar Heels Take Down Pitt, 85-67 - Highlights

North Carolina's Justin Jackson, Joel Berry and Kennedy Meeks combined for 60 points in a solid 85-67 ACC road win for the Tar Heels over Pitt on Saturday, February 25, 2017. View Video...

The Primary Break: UNC-Pitt Quick Takes

Kennedy Meeks had his 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He moved past Eric Montross into ninth place on UNC’s all-time rebounding list with 949. Justin Jackson’s 23 points moved him past Shammond Williams and Jason Capel into 32nd place in UNC history. He has 1,459 now; Dennis Wuycik’s next on the list with 1,469. (The Secondary Break)

Video: Pitt Coach Kevin Stallings Post-UNC Press Conference

Pittsburgh basketball coach Kevin Stallings speaks with the media following the Panthers' 85-67 loss to North Carolina on Saturday in Pittsburgh View Video...

Video: Justin Jackson Shines at Pitt

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson hit five triples on his way to a game-high 23 points in the Tar Heels' 85-67 ACC road win over Pitt on February 25, 2017. View Video...

Tar Heels Down Pitt, 85-67

Justin Jackson scored 23 points, Joel Berry added 19 and No. 8 North Carolina continued its march to the ACC regular season title with an 85-67 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Tar Heels have won four straight following a loss to Duke two weeks ago. UNC can clinch its second straight ACC regular season crown and 31st overall with a win at Virginia on Monday. (Associated Press)


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Washington’s Kelsey Plum sets all-time women's career scoring record with 57-point game

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February 26, 1921
Cartwright Carmichael scored 15 points in a win over Virginia and sets UNC’s single-season scoring record, surpassing Meb Long. Carmichael would finish the season with 286 points.

February 26, 1969
Bill Bunting leads a balanced effort with 14 points as the Tar Heels beat South Carolina in Columbia to wrap up their third straight ACC regular-season title.

February 26, 2014
Marcus Paige scores 31 of his career-high 35 points after halftime and hits the game-winning layup with .9 seconds remaining in overtime as the Tar Heels knock off NC State in Raleigh, 85-84 (Video).

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