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Bett Shelby Named UNC Women's Basketball Coach, Recruiting Coordinator

UNC women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell announced the hiring of assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Bett Shelby on Tuesday. Shelby joins the Tar Heels from Maryland where she spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Shelby, a native of Charlotte, will coordinate all aspects of recruiting and work with the guards.

UNC women's basketball to visit Elon to open new building

The first basketball opponent for Elon in the soon-to-open Schar Center will be North Carolina’s women’s team. The NCAA moved up the official start date for Division I teams to Nov. 6 for the coming season. Elon is coached by Charlotte Smith, who played under North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell in college and later coached on the Hall of Famer’s staff.

UNC Women's Basketball Adds All-State Guard Kennedy Boyd

The UNC women's basketball team is adding Kennedy Boyd to its roster for the 2018-19 season, announced Thursday by coach Sylvia Hatchell. Boyd, from Mint Hill, North Carolina, is a former high school teammate of 2018 ACC Freshman of the Year Janelle Bailey at Providence Day School. Boyd is a three-star rated guard named the 2018 CISAA Player of the Year.

Janelle Bailey Racks Up Seventh ACC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week Honor

Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s double-double machine has done it again. It was announced Monday that for the seventh time this season, UNC freshman forward Janelle Bailey was voted the ACC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week. Although the Tar Heels closed out their regular season on a nine-game losing streak, Bailey has remained a bright spot all year long.

Janelle Bailey Tabbed as ACC Women’s Basketball Co-Rookie of the Week

The ACC released its women’s basketball weekly honors on Monday, with UNC forward Janelle Bailey recognized as the league’s Co-Rookie of the Week. It’s the sixth time this season Bailey has earned the award this season, as the 6-foot-4-inch native of Matthews, N.C. has proven she will be a force in coach Sylvia Hatchell’s frontcourt for years to come.

UNC Women's Basketball Celebrates Alumni Weekend

When Sylvia Hatchell questioned the UNC women's basketball team's effort, she didn't have to look far for an example of what she's looking for. Over 50 former players and staff gathered Sunday as part of Alumni Weekend. Among them were players from the 1998 team, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their run to the ACC Championship and NCAA Elite Eight.

Take me to Church: first-year Leah Church scores career-high 19 in OT win over Duke

Down three to No. 15 Duke with four seconds left in regulation, UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell drew up a play. Who did Hatchell trust to shoot with the game on the line? It wasn’t Paris Kea, a preseason All-ACC Team pick who finished with 36 points. It wasn’t Jamie Cherry, the senior leader. It was Leah Church, a freshman averaging 3.1 points.

UNC Women's Basketball: A Day To Celebrate

Sunday's win, UNC's first over Duke since March 2, 2014, had the feeling of a victory that could prove pivotal in the growth of a talented team featuring only one senior. "We've been through a lot the last three years" Sylvia Hatchell said. "But we've persevered, we're on the other side and we've got greatness in front of us. Today was greatness, and we're just getting started."

North Carolina women's basketball stuns No. 15 Duke, 92-86, with 19-point comeback

Paris Kea couldn’t miss, and the UNC women’s basketball team wouldn’t be denied a season-defining win that seemed as improbable as it is now significant. On a day where coach Sylvia Hatchell was honored for reaching the 1,000-win milestone last month, Kea, with help from her teammates, pulled off a come-from-behind 92-86 overtime victory against No. 15 Duke.

Paris Kea Scores 36 To Sink Duke in Overtime, 92-86

Paris Kea picked a perfect time to score a career-high 36 points on Sunday against No. 15 Duke. Her last second three-pointer sent the game to overtime and UNC overcame a 19-point deficit to grab a thrilling 92-86 victory over the Blue Devils. UNC's athletic department held a ceremony before the game to honor coach Sylvia Hatchell's 1000th career victory that came on Dec. 19.

UNC didn't want to be there

It started with 15 seconds of silence and ended with an apology. It was the type of postgame press conference the UNC women's basketball team is tired of holding: explaining a blown lead, dreadful shooting and another ACC loss, the third in six tries this season. Sylvia Hatchell stared quietly at a box score that didn't hold the answers. They didn't want to be there.

UNC To Honor Coach Sylvia Hatchell's 1K Victory On Sunday

UNC Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell added another line to her amazing list of accomplishments when she won her 1,000th career game last month. On Sunday against Duke, the UNC athletic department will hold a celebration before tip-off to honor Hatchell on her milestone victory. Game time is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Carmichael Arena.

UNC Women's Basketball Hosts Clemson On Thursday

UNC hosts Clemson on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the 84th all-time meeting between the two programs. UNC is 1-2 in the league after a 68-67 win over Pitt last Sunday, while Clemson is 0-3 after a loss at Virginia, 70-41. Carolina leads 55-28 over Clemson in the all-time series. UNC is 22-2 against the Tigers since 2001-02. Sylvia Hatchell is 44-17 all-time against Clemson.

Sylvia Hatchell sitting on 1,000 wins, UNC standing at a crossroads

The last time the Tar Heel women beat Pitt in the regular season was 2013-14, when UNC made the Elite Eight. The last time the Tar Heels started 0-3 in ACC play was 1990-91, when they went 2-12 in the ACC and finished 12-16 overall. They'll meet again Sunday in UNC's ACC home opener, Sylvia Hatchell still sitting on 1,000 wins and UNC standing at a crossroads.

Sports world congratulates Sylvia Hatchell, Geno Auriemma on 1,000 wins

People from across the world of sports offered congratulatory remarks for Geno Auriemma and Sylvia Hatchell on reaching huge milestones the same day. The two giants in women’s college basketball on Tuesday added another achievement to their legendary careers. Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma and North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell each earned their 1,000th coaching victory.

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