CHAPEL HILL - The Tar Heels emerged from the end of the fall semester and the winter holiday break this week, with many Carolina teams restarting athletic competition in anticipation of the new year.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: After a short holiday break home with their families, the Carolina players returned to campus on Thursday night ... On Saturday, the Tar Heels posted their best non-conference win over the season with a 79-73 victory over No. 17 UNLV ... Here's Adam Lucas' take on the win ... Watch highlights ... Here's Barry Jacobs' view of the evolving UNC team midway through the season ... Earlier in the week, Tar Heel players wished fans happy holidays with Christmas carols ... UP NEXT: The Tar Heels will open Atlantic Coast Conference play next Sunday night at Virginia.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The Tar Heels routed East Tennessee State on Friday, then traveled by bus to Clemson, S.C., to open ACC play with a 65-58 win over the Tigers in Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday afternoon ... UP NEXT: Carolina will host Maryland on Thursday in Carmichael Arena.
SWIMMING & DIVING: The swimming & diving teams will resume their seasons this week after a holiday break when the diving team takes part in the Tennessee Diving Invitational in Knoxville and the swimming team faces Penn State in Naples, Fal.
WRESTLING: The Tar Heels broke from the winter holidays at the Midlands Championships in Evanston, Ill., this weekend ... Sophomore Evan Henderson took sixth place to lead UNC ... UP NEXT: Carolina will travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., for the Southern Scuffle on Tuesday and Wednesday.