Weekend Watch: May 31 - June 2
Welcome to the weekend.
On Sunday, Carolina women's lacrosse came home with the first NCAA championship in program history. It took a thrilling sudden-death overtime match, but the payoff was well worth it. Don't miss the terrific work done by UNC New Media on this series of videos.
How was your week, Carolina baseball? The Tar Heels took the ACC Tournament title last Sunday in thrilling fashion. After an eight-inning, 10-0 defeat of Miami on Thursday, the Tar Heels beat Clemson 12-7 in 14 innings, then N.C. State 2-1 in the longest game in ACC championship history, 18 innings. Finally, the Heels got a terrific surprise start from freshman pitcher Taylore Cherry and Trevor Kelley earned the save in a 4-1 win over Virginia Tech Sunday. Shameless plug: Chris McCue's changeup got the Tar Heels out of a bases-loaded jam against N.C. State in the 13th. I wrote about it for GoHeels.com. Adam Lucas wrote about the weekend of fantastic Tar Heel pitching.
The NCAA Baseball Tournament begins today. The top-seeded Tar Heels host Canisius, Florida Atlantic and Towson at the Chapel Hill Regional.
Friday: Florida Atlantic takes on Towson at 1 p.m., with the Tar Heels and Canisius following at 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Saturday: 1 p.m. Losers of Friday games; 6 p.m. Winners of Friday games
Sunday: 1 p.m. Winner of Saturday 1 p.m. vs. Loser of Saturday 6 p.m.; 6 p.m. Winner of Sunday 1 p.m. vs. Winner of Saturday 6 p.m.
Monday 6 p.m. (if necessary): same teams as Sunday 6 p.m.
Here's a printable tournament bracket.
For the Canisius perspective, read a feature on pitcher Garrett Cortright from The Buffalo News.
Towson's tournament run is incredible when you consider that in March it was announced that the program would be dropped.
Florida Atlantic is hot, having won 11 games in a row.
SI.com's Jeff Bradley says the Tar Heels are the ACC's best hope.
Tar Heels in the Pros
Mike Axisa has a terrific feature on Matt Harvey's slider (check out the cool GIF).
Tyler Hansbrough received a technical foul for being pushed to the ground by Chris Andersen.