Back on March 29, ECU junior forward Jayden Gardner announced he was entering the NCAA Transfer Portal. Immediately, suitors from all over the country came calling, but Monday night, Gardner picked the Virginia Cavaliers.
Jada Boyd scored 15 of her 18 points in the second half to help top-seeded North Carolina State overcome a slow start and coast to a 79-58 win over 16 seed NC A&T in the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
The Blue Devils, Wildcats and Cardinals were left out in the cold when the March Madness brackets were unveiled on Sunday. It is the first time since 1976 all three schools missed the tournament in the same year.
The biggest unknown leading into a March Madness bracket reveal more than a year in the making had nothing to do with bubble teams or top seeds. Instead, it was the not-so-simple matter of which programs would be healthy enough to play.
Raina Perez hit a jumper from near the left elbow with 2.1 seconds left to help third-ranked NC State beat fifth-ranked Louisville 58-56 in Sunday’s championship game, securing the Wolfpack’s first back-to-back titles in program history.
No. 8 Duke defeated the ECU women’s lacrosse team, 16-4, Sunday at Johnson Stadium. The big story, however, involved Duke head coach Kerstin Kimel and her daughter, Frances, a sophomore attacker for the Pirates.
Barton College football kicked off for the first time in 71 years, but the historic celebration in Wilson was spoiled by Erskine as the Flying Fleet beat the Bulldogs, 30-28, Saturday afternoon at Truist Stadium.
Carlik Jones scored seven of his 25 points in overtime, sophomore Quinn Slazinski opened the scoring in OT with a 3-pointer and Louisville fended off Duke 80-73 on Saturday night, halting the Blue Devils’ late-season win streak at four games.
Walker Kessler scored a season-high 20 points to help North Carolina beat No. 11 Florida State 78-70 on Saturday, a game that saw the Tar Heels rally from 16 down on the way to giving Roy Williams his 900th career win.
South Central’s Day’Ron Sharpe had 21 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks to lead five UNC players scoring in double figures and the Tar Heels trailed for just 29 seconds in their 99-54 win over Louisville on Saturday night.