BC-NC–North Carolina Sports Digest, NC


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COLLEGE BASKETBALL:

BKC–NCAA-ARKANSAS-NORTH CAROLINA

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Top-seeded North Carolina meets No. 8 seed Arkansas in Sunday’s second round of the NCAA Tournament’s South Region. Get ready for a quick tempo between two teams that like playing fast. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 700 words from a 6:10 p.m. start. AP Photos.

BKC–NCAA-SOUTH CAROLINA-DUKE

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Seventh-seeded South Carolina got its first NCAA win in 44 years. Now, it’s looking for a winning streak when it takes on No. 2 seed Duke on Sunday night. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 700 words from an 8:40 p.m. start. AP Photos.

BKC–NC STATE-KEATTS

RALEIGH — Kevin Keatts’ career has taken off in a hurry. In just six years, Keatts has gone from coaching at a prep school to a power-conference job at North Carolina State — with stops on Rick Pitino’s Louisville staff and at UNC Wilmington in between. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A small group of protesters flew a large Confederate flag from the top of a parking garage next to the arena where two men’s NCAA Tournament games are being played. On Sunday, North Carolina plays Arkansas followed by Duke against South Carolina. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

BKW–NCAA-NC STATE-TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas — No. 3-seed and host Texas (24-8) meets No. 6 North Carolina State (23-8) Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a berth in the Sweet 16 in the Lexington Regional at stake. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 600 words from 2:30 p.m. start. AP Photos.

BKW–NCAA-OREGON-DUKE

DURHAM — Not many teams make 3-pointers more frequently than Duke. Oregon does. That could turn the second-round matchup on Monday between the second-seeded Blue Devils and 10th-seeded Ducks into a long-range shooting contest. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m. AP Photos.

NHL:

HKN–HURRICANES-FLYERS

PHILADELPHIA — The Carolina Hurricanes play the Philadelphia Flyers. UPCOMING: 650 words from a 7:30 p.m. start.

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