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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 21

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video Wednesday night featured Stilman White's likely increase in playing time for the remainder of the NCAA Tournament. Shaka Smart declined to take the head coaching vacancy at Illinois Universtiy. We also showcased the NC State basketball team leaving Raleigh for the Sweet 16. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington's Stilman White ready as UNC heads to Sweet 16

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video With injuries mounting, Hoggard alum Stilman White has quickly moved up the depth chart for the North Carolina basketball team. He could see even more playing time as the Tar Heels prepare for the Sweet 16. Full story...
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Sweet 16 for Wolfpack and Tar Heels

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NC State defeated Georgetown 66-63 Sunday. The Wolfpack moves onto the Sweet 16 Friday in St. Louis. North Carolina also advances. The Heels beat Creighton Sunday. Former Hoggard guard Stilman White will likely see more playing time in UNC's next game. Kendall Marshall suffered a fracture of the scaphoid bone in his right wrist. Full story...
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Top-seeded Tar Heels advance in NCAA tournament

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John Henson had a great seat on the North Carolina sideline to watch his teammates advance in the NCAA tournament. The question is how long the Tar Heels will have to win without him, not to mention if his sore left wrist will heal enough to make him a factor in March at all. Full story...
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Major upset as Lehigh tops Duke in second round of NCAA tourney

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C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Full story...
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North Carolina's Henson out of NCAA opener

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North Carolina junior John Henson won't play in the Tar Heels' NCAA tournament opener against Vermont due to a sore left wrist. Full story...
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Appalachian State edges UNCW in Women's NIT

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video Appalachian State defeated UNC Wilmington in the first round of the WNIT on Thursday night at Trask Coliseum. The Seahawks conclude their season with a 20-13 record. ASU will not face NC State in the second round of the WNIT in Raleigh on Saturday. Full story...
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President picks Tar Heels to win NCAA

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President Barack Obama is going back to Carolina in his NCAA tournament bracket. The president, who correctly picked North Carolina to win the 2009 NCAA championship, has the Tar Heels as the team to beat in his 2012 bracket, which was unveiled Wednesday. Full story...
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20 years after The Shot, a new start for Laettner

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Twenty years after Christian Laettner hit The Shot to beat Kentucky and catapult Duke into the Final Four, he's seeking out a new start in basketball as a coach. Full story...
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UNCW will host WNIT game on Thursday

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They're dancing again. For the second year in a row the UNC Wilmington women's basketball team earned an invitation to a post-season tournament. The Seahawks received their invite late Monday night. UNCW will host the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Thursday at Trask Coliseum in the 15th Annual Women's National Invitation Tournament. It's not the NCAA, but the WNIT is the best alternative. Full story...
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Vegas likes Kentucky, Ohio St to win NCAA tourney

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Las Vegas casinos like top seed Kentucky better than all the other teams in the NCAA tournament, but think Ohio State is better than any of the other No. 1s. Full story...
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Picking perfect bracket a tough numbers game

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Want to be sure of filling out the perfect March Madness bracket this year? Not possible. If you were to stack the amount of paper it would take to fill in every bracket with every possibility among the 68 teams who will play 67 games over the next three weeks, it would not fit inside the universe. Full story...
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First ACC crown for FSU; Heels fall short

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It took more than twenty years, but Florida State finally has a championship in ACC basketball. The Seminoles held off North Carolina on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta. Full story...
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UNC's Zeller, Duke's Rivers earn top ACC honors

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North Carolina's Tyler Zeller is the Atlantic Coast Conference's player of the year, and Florida State's Leonard Hamilton has won the coach of the year award for the second time in four years. Full story...
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Phil Ford, Patrick Ewing lead class of 10 into college Hall of Fame

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Georgetown great Patrick Ewing and North Carolina's Phil Ford lead a 10-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November. Full story...
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