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UNC-Vanderbilt in Omaha gets a family twist

By AARON BEARD
AP Sports Writer

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - When North Carolina and Vanderbilt meet in the College World Series, Commodores men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings won't be able to pull for the school where he's worked for more than a decade.

That's because his son, Jacob, is playing catcher for the Tar Heels.

The third-seeded Tar Heels and sixth-seeded Commodores meet Saturday to open play in Omaha. Kevin Stallings said that while he is good friends with Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin, family comes first.

Jacob Stallings says his father was in a "tough situation," but that it will be just like when he rooted for his dad's Commodores when they beat the Tar Heels in a basketball game in November.

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