Talented five-star point guard Cadeau to reclassify, join Tar Heels next season

Ready to take on college basketball, point guard Elliot Cadeau is taking his game to Chapel Hill a year earlier than expected. Cadeau announced Tuesday morning on social media that he is reclassifying: “I would like to announce that I will be joining the team this upcoming fall!”

With two top starters and solid bullpen, UNC has pitching to make postseason run

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s pitching staff has thrown the Tar Heels for a loop many times this season, whether it be short outings from starters or early-season struggles from relievers. After dealing with little stability in the starting rotation most of the season, UNC coach Scott Forbes enters the NCAA tournament confident with the momentum from only two pitchers he knows will start this weekend and a bullpen that has been solid of late.

Five-star Charlotte post player Thomas picks UNC over Duke, S.C., others

North Carolina coach Courtney Banghart continues to stack up the five-star players. She added another one on Monday when 6–5 Charlotte Catholic post player Blanca Thomas became the second Carolina commitment in the Class of 2024, picking the Tar Heels over Duke, N.C. State, South Carolina, Stanford, Notre Dame, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

If rain washes out ACC semifinals, final, UNC can’t be awarded league title

DURHAM — If the bad weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday is accurate, the outlook for North Carolina winning its second consecutive ACC title isn’t good. If the league cannot complete the ACC tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, it will award the championship to the team with the best record in the tournament. The title will go to the highest-seeded team if there’s a tie.

UNC upsets No. 12 Cavs to make semis behind Knapp, offensive explosion

DURHAM — Neither Carolina nor Virginia started their top pitchers, but junior Tar Heels right-hander Jake Knapp performed like an ace on a day when UNC poured on the offense. Knapp struck out five in 5⅔ innings as No. 7-seed UNC beat No. 12-ranked and No. 2-seed Virginia 10–2 to earn a spot in Saturday’s ACC tournament semifinals to snap the Cavaliers’ 10-game win streak.

Knapp, part of combined shutout of Virginia in March, gets ball as UNC faces red-hot Cavaliers for spot in ACC semifinals

DURHAM — When North Carolina salvaged a game from its three-game regular-season series with Virginia, the Tar Heels did it by shutting out the Cavaliers in a 7–0 victory. Junior right-hander Jake Knapp started that game for UNC and will be on the mound at 3 p.m. Thursday in the ACC tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park when the No. 7-seed Tar Heels meet No. 12-ranked and No. 2-seed Virginia for a spot in Saturday’s semifinals.