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Carolina To Honor '94 Team, Host Miami On Sunday
Release: 02/01/2014
CHAPEL HILL - The Tar Heels look to bounce back from Thursday's disappointing loss to Syracuse with a home game against Miami on Sunday at 2 p.m., on the Regional Sports Network and ESPN3/WatchESPN.

The 1994 North Carolina women's basketball team will be honored at halftime of Sunday's game., marking the 20th anniversary of the program's first-and the ACC's-first NCAA title.

There is also a variety of other events surrounding the game, including National Girls & Women in Sports Day that will take place from noon until 1:30 p.m., at the Eddie Smith Fieldhouse.

Ram's Club Day will be in Woollen Gym from noon until 1:30 p.m..

The first 250 kids in attendance will receive vouchers for a complimentary kids meal (hot dog, chips & drink). A face painter & airbrush tattoo artist will be setup on the North entrance landing.

Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry will be setup in the lobby as well.

There is also a 99.9 The Fan ticket deal featuring four tickets for only $9.99.

And last but not least, the Carolina women's basketball team will sign autographs after the game on the concourse.

As for the game itself, No. 6 Carolina had its five-game winning streak snapped in a 78-73 setback to Syracuse on Thursday. Despite the loss, the Tar Heels are still enjoying a terrific season thus far with a 17-4 overall record and a 5-2 league record, good for fourth in the ACC.

Diamond DeShields, the reigning ACC Rookie of the Week, put herself in the running for that honor again by scoring a team-leading 21 points in the loss to the Orange. Joining her in double figures was classmates Allisha Gray and Stephanie Mavunga who each provided 16 points.

At 19.1 points per game in league play, DeShields is the top freshman scorer through the first month of ACC contests. Gray has averaged 16.8 ppg over the last four games, shooting 46 percent from distance. Meanwhile, Mavunga has offered up 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game over her last two outings.

Miami comes to town with a 11-10 overall record, 3-5 in the ACC. The Hurricanes pushed Duke to the brink on Thursday at home in Coral Gables, but fell 76-75 to the third-ranked Blue Devils, and have now lost three in a row and four of its last five league games. It's lone win in that stretch came at home over No. 20 NC State, 80-71.

Carolina begins a stretch Thursday at Georgia Tech with four of its next five games away from Carmichael Arena. The Tar Heels and Yellow Jackets will tip off at 7 p.m., on ESPN3. Next up after that is at Duke on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., on ESPN2.


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