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Diamond Heels Have a Lot In Common With UNC’s Men’s Basketball Team

Published by on June 3, 2009

When the North Carolina men's basketball team rolled past Michigan State on April 6 to win the NCAA national championship, it was a fitting end for key players like Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington, Danny Green and senior standout Tyler Hansbrough.

It also ended years of frustration, such as the 2008 final four loss to Kansas or the overtime setback to Georgetown in 2007.

While all of Chapel Hill were celebrating the championship brought home by Tyler and the boys, the baseball team was all business.

The No. 2 Tar Heels, who opened the season at No. 1 just like their basketball mates, had taken two of three at Georgia Tech over the weekend and were playing host to East Carolina the next day.

It's those same Pirates who Carolina will play host to in the best-of-three Super Regional, that begins Saturday at noon at Boshamer Stadium. The winner of the series punches a ticket to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The Tar Heels are two wins away from their fourth straight trip to Rosenblatt Stadium for the eight-team, double-elimination tournament.

Much like their basketball brothers, the diamond Heels have suffered heartbreak over the years. ...

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