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Report: Tony Bradley Declares for NBA Draft, Won’t Initially Sign Agent

With Sunday serving as the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA Draft, Scout.com reported late in the evening that UNC freshman forward Tony Bradley is putting his name into the mix. The 6-foot-10 native of Bartow, Florida–a player who possesses a prized NBA commodity with his 7-foot-4-inch wingspan–is projected to be a first round pick, but he is leaving the door open to a return by not initially signing with an agent. A McDonald’s All-American as a high school senior, Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds off the bench for the Tar Heels this season. Should...

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Pitt Holds Off Diamond Heels Late Rally, Takes Series Finale

Looking to complete a rare series sweep on the road Sunday afternoon, the fourth-ranked UNC baseball team was on the verge of an impressive comeback against the Pittsburgh Panthers–but couldn’t quite seal the deal in an 11-9 loss. UNC (31-9 16-5 ACC) put the tying runs on base with one out in the ninth inning, but Pitt reliever Sam Mersing put away Kyle Datres and Brandon Riley to end the game. Riley and junior centerfielder Brian Miller each homered for the Tar Heels–with Riley’s three-run blast helping the team open up a 4-0 lead in the top half of...

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Chapel Hill Native Ben Griffin Ties for Second at ACC Golf Championship

UNC junior Ben Griffin–a Chapel Hill native–finished tied for second at the ACC Men’s Golf Championship on Saturday after losing in a playoff. Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger won the event with a birdie on his final hole of regulation, and then another on the first playoff hole at the Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, South Carolina. Griffin held the lead by two strokes entering the third, and final, round after posting a 5-under 67 on Friday and a 2-under 70 in Saturday morning’s second round. Playing the final round on Saturday afternoon due to inclement weather concerns for Sunday,...

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Hendrick Scores Seven Goals, Lifts UNC Women’s Lacrosse to Blowout Win vs. Duke

The third-ranked UNC women’s lacrosse team clinched the ACC regular season championship on Saturday, defeating the rival Duke Blue Devils 19-7 in Durham at Koskinen Stadium. Senior attacker Molly Hendrick spearheaded the Tar Heel offense–notching a career-high seven goals as she matched Duke’s entire output as a team. Sydney Holman added two goals and four assists for UNC, while getting two more goals from Sammy Jo Tracy and a hat trick from Caroline Wakefield. The 19 goals were the most UNC (13-2, 6-1 ACC) has ever scored against Duke (8-8, 1-6 ACC). Head coach Jenny Levy’s team opened scoring...

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Dalatri Pitches UNC Baseball to Victory Over Pitt, Tar Heels Clinch Series

For seven innings on Saturday, the fourth-ranked UNC baseball team was in danger of being on the wrong end of a no-hitter. Luckily for head coach Mike Fox and company, freshman right-hander Gianluca Dalatri was able to toss a gem of his own for the Tar Heels (31-8, 16-4 ACC)–as the UNC bats woke up at just the right time in the team’s 3-1 series-clinching win over the Pittsburgh Panthers. Tar Heel sophomore Brandon Riley disappointed the home crowd when he broke up Josh Falk’s no-hit bid in the beginning of the eighth inning. Riley would later come around...

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Hayley Carter Sets ACC Women’s Tennis Record for Singles Victories

Just days after UNC women’s tennis head coach Brian Kalbas made history by becoming the winningest coach in school history, senior Hayley Carter made some history of her own on Saturday. The No. 2 player in the country, Carter set the ACC record for career singles victories during the third-ranked Tar Heels’ 7-0 match win over Pittsburgh at the Cone Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill. Carter needed a tiebreaker to defeat Pitt’s Amber Washington in the first set, but swept the second set on the way to a 7-6 (10-8), 6-0 victory. It was the 162nd collegiate win...

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Notre Dame Edges Past UNC Men’s Lacrosse in Regular Season Finale

The UNC men’s lacrosse team began building momentum for its Cinderella run to the NCAA Championship last season with a crucial victory over the highly-touted Notre Dame Fighting Irish–a tightly contested win in the regular season finale. Faced with a similar opportunity this year, the 16th-ranked Tar Heels came up just short–as No. 6 Notre Dame received a goal from Bryan Costabile with under three minutes remaining on the way to a 14-13 victory. UNC (6-7, 1-3 ACC) will now head into the ACC Tournament with a record below .500 after entering the season with hopes of a national...

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UNC Adds Four-Star Power Forward Garrison Brooks to 2017 Recruiting Class

With UNC anxiously awaiting the NBA Draft decisions for both point guard Joel Berry and forward Tony Bradley, the Tar Heels added another big man to their Class of 2017. Four-star forward Garrison Brooks (6-foot-9, 220 pounds) from Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama gave UNC and head coach Roy Williams a verbal commitment on Friday night. Although Brooks isn’t ranked among the nation’s top 100 players, Scout.com lists him as the 22nd best player at his position. Brooks was originally headed to Mississippi State, but received a release from his commitment earlier this month. He immediately becomes the...

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UNC Catcher Cody Roberts Added to Johnny Bench Award Watch List

UNC sophomore catcher Cody Roberts had his name added to the Watch List for the Johnny Bench Award on Friday–an honor given annually to the top Division I catcher in America. Sponsored by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission, the award added Roberts and nine other catchers to a list of nominees that runs 107 players deep. After starting 52 games behind the plate as a true freshman last season, the native of Johns Creek, Georgia has started all but four of UNC’s 36 games this year. During that time, Roberts has posted a .313 batting average–good enough for...

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Lynn’s Three RBIs Push No. 4 UNC Past Pittsburgh, Tar Heels Take Series Opener

Weekend series openers have essentially become automatic victories for the fourth-ranked UNC baseball team in 2017, as junior right-hander JB Bukauskas has been unhittable on the mound–while establishing himself near the top of this summer’s MLB Draft class. That trend continued Friday night in Pittsburgh, with the Tar Heels defeating the Panthers 5-2 to earn their ninth series-opening win in ten tries this season. Bukauskas improved his individual record to 7-0 while striking out eight hitters across 6.2 innings, but his biggest support came in the form of senior outfielder Tyler Lynn. Lynn had three hits on the day,...

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