by Mike Potter
The Tar Heels will finally be back home today.
The No. 7 UNC women's basketball team, which has been sharing the Smith Center with the Tar Heel men's squad for a season and a half, will play its first game in a renovated Carmichael Auditorium today at 2 against Kennesaw State.
The two teams met for the first time last season, with the Tar Heels winning 102-68 at the Smith Center.
UNC was 25-1 during its recent tenure at the Smith Center. The Tar Heels are 373-83 all-time in Carmichael.
Italee Lucas (pictured) is the Tar Heels' leading scorer.
No. 7 UNC vs. Kennesaw State
[Tuesday, 2 p.m., Carmichael Auditorium]
UNC leads series 1-0.
Records: KSU 4-6, UNC 9-1.
Audio: WCHL-AM 1360; TarHeelBlue.com; KSUOwls.com.
Coaches' records - KSU: Colby Tilley 712-276, 260-166 at KSU; UNC: Sylvia Hatchell: 826-283, 550-203 at UNC.
Leading scorers - KSU: Angie Smith 12.4; UNC: Italee Lucas 16.8.
Leading rebounders - KSU: Montinique Nixon 8.3; UNC: Laura Broomfield 7.7.
Assist leaders - KSU: Angie Smith 3.0; UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 6.1.