Tar Heels In The WNBA - Early Season Update
Five former North Carolina standouts currently occupy positions on rosters in the WNBA, including former world champion Camille Little. Little, who is in her fifth season with Seattle, is joined in the league by Ivory Latta (Tulsa), Erlana Larkins (Indiana), LaToya Pringle (Washington) and Chay Shegog (Connecticut).
UNC’s Chay Shegog a second-round selection in WNBA draft
UNC center Chay Shegog was playing in a pickup basketball game in Carmichael Arena when she received word that she had been selected by the Connecticut Sun in the second round of Monday afternoon’s WNBA draft. “A couple of my teammates were on the sidelines watching the draft on the computer, and they stopped the game to tell me,” said an excited Shegog.
Chay Shegog, Laura Broomfield Earn All-ACC Honors
North Carolina senior Chay Shegog earned second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors and classmate Laura Broomfield garnered honorable mention accolades in a vote by the league's Blue Ribbon Panel, league commissioner John Swofford announced Monday. Shegog finished fourth in the league in scoring with 16.1 points per game.
Chay Shegog Earns ACC Women's Basketball Weekly Honors
North Carolina senior center Chay Shegog and Clemson freshman guard/forward Nikki Dixon earned ACC Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively, for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 5. Shegog scored a game-high 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting to help UNC beat Virginia, 64-56, the fifth consecutive win for the Tar Heels.
UNC women survive Cavs’ rally
As a tuneup for Monday’s showdown against No. 5 Duke, North Carolina played a little off key but still came away with a 64-56 win over Virginia Friday night at Carmichael Arena. The No. 23 Tar Heels, who have beaten Virginia in 16 of the past 17 meetings including eight in a row at home, were led by Chay Shegog’s 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting.
No. 23 Tar Heel Women Sweep Season Series With Virginia, 64-56
Chay Shegog had 20 points and Candace Wood added 14 points, leading No. 23 North Carolina to a 64-56 win over Virginia on Friday night. Wood scored the game's final seven points for North Carolina (17-5, 7-2 ACC). The Tar Heels won their first meeting with Virginia (16-8, 4-6) 78-73 in double overtime Jan. 5 in Charlottesville, Va.
No. 25 UNC women beat Wake Forest 75-71
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half and No. 25 North Carolina finally took command late to beat Wake Forest 75-71 on Sunday. Laura Broomfield (20 points and 18 rebounds) and Chay Shegog (19 points, 10 rebounds) both had double-doubles, and Candace Wood added 10 points for the Tar Heels, who won their fourth straight.
No. 25 North Carolina Women Handle Boston College, 77-46
Chay Shegog scored 16 points to lead No. 25 North Carolina to a 77-46 victory over Boston College on Wednesday night. Krisa Gross and She'la White added 11 points apiece for the Tar Heels (15-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Shayra Brown scored 17 points to lead Boston College (5-15, 0-7).
No. 24 Carolina Women Handle Rival NC State, 60-50
Chay Shegog scored 16 points to help No. 24 North Carolina beat N.C. State 60-50 on Sunday. Candace Wood added 15 points for the Tar Heels, who won their second straight game to cap a week that began with the worst loss in program history, at Connecticut. North Carolina shot 42 percent but did its best work in frustrating the Wolfpack offense all afternoon, holding N.C. State to three field goals in the final 10 1/2 minutes.
Brittany Rountree scores 17, leads UNC past Virginia Tech
Brittany Rountree scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half and North Carolina overcome a sloppy effort and beat Virginia Tech 56-37 on Thursday night, ending a three-game losing streak. The Tar Heels (13-5, 3-2 ACC), coming off an 86-35 loss at Connecticut that was the worst loss in program history, also got 14 points from Chay Shegog.
Maryland women earn OT win at North Carolina
Tianna Hawkins grabbed a missed free throw and scored with 1:49 left in overtime to help No. 5 Maryland beat No. 25 North Carolina 78-72 on Sunday. Hawkins' putback gave the Terrapins a 73-72 lead, and they held on from there. Chay Shegog led North Carolina with 20 points. The Tar Heels led 66-60 after a driving bank shot by Tierra Ruffin-Pratt with 1:29 to go.
No. 25 Carolina Women Rally Past No. 12 Miami, 65-63
Chay Shegog hit the go-ahead free throws with 1:11 left, helping number 25 North Carolina rally past number 12 Miami 65-63 on Monday night in the ACC opener for both teams. Shegog finished with 20 points to lead the Tar Heels (11-2, 1-0 ACC), who won despite finishing with a season-high 31 turnovers.
Chay Shegog's big night powers North Carolina
Chay Shegog had 20 points and five blocked shots to pace North Carolina (#23 ESPN/USA Today, #24 AP) to a 79-42 victory over NC Central on Friday night. Krista Gross added 15 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the season for the Tar Heels (10-2), who beat a MEAC team for the second straight day after demolishing Savannah State 74-21 on Thursday. Brittany Rountree chipped in 11 points.
No. 24 North Carolina women rout Savannah State 74-21
Brittany Rountree scored 15 points to lead No. 24 North Carolina to a 74-21 rout of Savannah State on Thursday. The 21 points were the fewest allowed by the Tar Heels (9-2), who had all three of their veteran post players available for the first time this season. Center Chay Shegog had 11 points and 12 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season for UNC.
Shegog, Gross Lead No. 23 North Carolina Past ECU, 65-61
Chay Shegog scored 19 points and Krista Gross had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 23 North Carolina to a 65-61 win over East Carolina on Tuesday night. The Tar Heels (8-2) used their size to pull out the win. They twice got rebounds after missing free throws in the final 23 seconds, keeping the Pirates (6-4) from beating a Top 25 team for the first time in four years.