Women’s soccer, along with football and hockey, has some of the highest rates of concussions in all of sports.
The two schools haven’t met on the gridiron since 1940.
Kennedy Meeks had all of his 13 points and seven rebounds after halftime for the Tar Heels.
Mark Gottfried walked out to loud applause from N.C. State fans before the game Saturday.
Bryant Crawford finished with 21 points, and his layup with about 1:20 to play pulled Wake Forest within 93-92.
The loss was the Wolfpack’s first game since the announcement that coach Mark Gottfried is out after the season.
“I think it was coming for a while,” said senior David Markham. “I went to the game last night and a lot of ‘Fire Gottfried.’ chants were go…
Gottfried will coach the remainder of the season.
Tatum hit three 3-pointers as the shot clock approached 0:00 in the second half, all coming after the Cavaliers pulled within 43-42.
UNC finished with a 60-22 edge in points in the paint and a 41-25 rebounding advantage that led to a 27-13 edge in second-chance points.