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Heels Face Delaware For Sweet 16 Spot
Release: 03/26/2013
NEWARK, Del. --- North Carolina looks for its 16th trip to the regional semifinals in program history Tuesday when the third-seeded Tar Heels face sixth-seeded Delaware at the Bob Carpenter Center. Carolina is 29-6 on the year after beating 14th-seeded Albany, 59-54, in Sunday's first round. Delaware, the Colonial Athletic Association champion, is 31-3 after topping 11th-seeded West Virginia, 66-53. UNC is ranked No. 13 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 and No. 18 in the USA Today Sports Coaches' Poll. Delaware is ranked No. 15 in the AP poll and No. 16 in the coaches' poll.

Records: North Carolina 29-6, Delaware 31-3
Rankings: North Carolina is ranked No. 13 in the AP poll and No. 18 in the coaches' poll. Delaware is ranked No. 15 in the AP poll and No. 16 in the coaches' poll.
TV: ESPN2. Pam Ward and Rebecca Lobo have the call. A live broadcast is also available online at
Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network, a division of Learfield Communications. Walter Storholt has the call. A link to the live stream can be found at
On The Web: • Twitter: @UNCWBB • @UNCWBBCoach

• North Carolina and Delaware have never met in women's basketball.

• UNC is in the tournament as a No. 3 seed for the fifth time in school history and the first since 2009.
• Carolina won the 1994 NCAA title as a No. 3 seed, defeating the top two seeds in the East Region before advancing to the program's first Final Four.
• Following Sunday's win, UNC now has an all-time NCAA record of 42-22 in 24 overall appearances.
• Carolina is 14-5 all-time in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels defeated Kentucky, 86-74, in the 2011 second round in Albuquerque, N.M.
• Carolina is 40-18 in NCAA Championship play in 20 appearances under Sylvia Hatchell.
• Carolina is now 17-4 all-time in NCAA first round games, with its last loss coming to Gonzaga in 2010.
• The Tar Heels are now 24-21 all-time in NCAA Championship games played away from Chapel Hill.
• Tuesday will be Carolina's fourth NCAA game on a lower-seeded opponent's home floor. The No. 3 Tar Heels lost to sixth-seeded Colorado in Boulder, 86-67, in 2003, No. 1 Carolina beat eighth-seeded Vanderbilt in Nashville, 89-70, in 2006, and top-seeded UNC defeated No. 5 Arizona State in Tempe, 79-72, in 2005. No. 1 Carolina also lost to second-seeded LSU in New Orleans, 56-50, in 2008.

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