Here is the latest North Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ivory Latta is leaving North Carolina’s women’s basketball staff to focus on her playing career. The school announced Latta’s resignation Friday. Latta says coaching at her alma mater has been “a dream come true” but adds that she needs to pursue other opportunities in the sport.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Logan Ratledge hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and North Carolina State beat Stony Brook 3-0 on Friday in their NCAA regional opener. NC State (35-21) will face the Texas Christain-Sacred Heart winner Saturday. Stony Brook (34-15-1) will play the loser.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Daulton Jefferies limited Coastal Carolina to a run over seven innings and third-seeded California beat the second-seeded Chanticleers 9-3 on Friday in their NCAA regional opener. Jefferies (6-5) allowed three hits, including a solo home run by Tyler Chadwick in the second inning.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Columbia used a five-run sixth inning to rally past East Carolina 6-3 in the opener of the NCAA regional on Friday. Third-seeded Columbia (32-15), the Ivy League champions, advanced to play either Miami or FIU in Saturday night’s game at Mark Light Stadium.