CHAPEL HILL --- No. 3 North Carolina hosts its final regular season non-conference tilt of 2017 Tuesday when the Tar Heels welcome UNCW to Boshamer Stadium at 6 p.m. Carolina, which has won eight straight at home, is 41-10 following Sunday's 20-0 rout at Virginia Tech. UNCW took two of three at Elon over the weekend to improve to 26-25. The Seahawks lead a tight CAA race by a half-game entering the final week of the regular season.
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AT A GLANCE
Records: North Carolina 41-10, UNCW 26-25
Rankings: North Carolina is ranked No. 3 in all of the national polls. UNCW is unranked.
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NORTH CAROLINA-UNCW SERIES HISTORY
• North Carolina is 57-14 all-time against UNCW, including a 20-5 record against the Seahawks under Mike Fox.
• The two teams split a pair of games in 2016, with each squad prevailing on its home field. UNC took the first meeting of the year 10-9 on April 26. Kyle Datres drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth to win it. UNCW responded with a 6-2 victory in Wilmington on May 11.
• Carolina swept a pair of games in 2015, including a memorable 6-5 victory in 12 innings in Wilmington. The Tar Heels also won the return game in Chapel Hill by a 7-2 score.
• UNC has won 18 of the last 20 meetings in the series, with UNCW's lone wins during that stretch coming in Chapel Hill in 2013 and last year in Wilmington. Carolina had won 13 straight prior to the 2013 loss, including a pair of wins over the Seahawks in the 2008 NCAA Cary Regional.