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Carolina Hosts Syracuse On Throwback Thursday
Release: 01/29/2014
CHAPEL HILL - No. 6 North Carolina welcomes new ACC member Syracuse on Thursday for a 7 p.m., league encounter at Carmichael Arena on the Regional Sports Network and ESPN3.

Fox Sports Carolinas will have the broadcast locally in North Carolina. A full list of affiliates carrying the game can be found in the links associated with this article.

Thursday is another "Throwback Thursday," featuring 1/2 price concessions and DJ Forge spinning your favorite songs from the 1990s. Additionally, the first 250 students in the building will be given retro black t-shirts.

North Carolina (17-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won 12 of its last 13 games dating back to Thanksgiving weekend, sending the Tar Heels to its best national ranking since November 2009.

Carolina sits third in the ACC standings at the halfway point of the conference schedule with a 5-1 record, having won its last five contests after dropping the opener to Maryland back on Jan. 5.

Syracuse enters Thursday having won three straight and four of its last five ACC games after falling to NC State and Duke to open league play. The Orange owns a 15-5 overall record and is sixth in the ACC at 4-3.

Carolina's leading scorer Diamond DeShields was named ACC Rookie of the Week on Monday, her third such honor this season. She scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds and came up with three steals in an 83-65 win at Wake Forest last Thursday.

The Tar Heels host Miami on Sunday at 2 p.m., on the Regional Sports Network and ESPN3. The game marks the 20th anniversary celebration of the 1994 NCAA National Championship team. A halftime ceremony will honor the players, coaches and staff from the title team.

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