CHAPEL HILL — Carolina was in a fight with Pittsburgh, and at times it seemed like an actual fight, with physical play, words exchanged and apparent vitriol between the teams. The Tar Heels just didn’t have enough fight at the end, with failures at the free throw line and empty possessions in the final minutes too much to overcome.
Carolina’s Caleb Love, Armando Bacot and Pete Nance talk about the loss to Pittsburgh.
Some fans who can’t make it to Carmichael Arena on Thursday to see the No. 11 Carolina women face Virginia may have a tough time watching the game from home. The 6 p.m. game is one of three remaining UNC women’s games that will air on regional sports networks, and not everybody has access to one of them or an easy alternative way to watch. Tickets are still available for only $10 each.
How will the Carolina field hockey program maintain its high standard without transcendent star Erin Matson on the field next season? By making her the head coach, as one legend replaces another.
Texas Tech had wins in only half of its first 20 games before inserting Kerwin Walton into the starting lineup. The Red Raiders are 2–0 since that happened, including Monday’s rally from a 23-point deficit with 12:38 left. Texas Tech finished off the amazing comeback to earn an 80–77 overtime home victory over No. 13 Iowa State for their first Big 12 victory and back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-December.
Deja Kelly is one of 20 players in the country on the midseason watch list for the Wooden Award Women’s Player of the year. Kelly, a junior guard from San Antonio, Texas, was one of 50 to make the preseason watchlist, which got pared down Monday.