Sylvia Hatchell News Archive

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.

VIdeo: Best of the Tar Heels in the WNBA this season

In honor of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell's 1,000th career victory on Tuesday, here's a look at some of the best plays from her former players in the WNBA this season, including Ivory Latta, Erlana Larkins, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, and Jessica Breland.

With Hatchell's 1,000th win in hand, UNC continues to focus on getting back to postseason

"Ultracompetitive" is the term that's used frequently to describe North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, who won her 1,000th game Tuesday. But two other words always come to mind: resilient and relentless. You could say that all three generally go together in high achievers, but the latter two are so much a part of Hatchell's story.

Fighting for 1,000

Almost 42 years after her first career win, Sylvia Hatchell still gets nervous jitters before each game. It’s what keeps her on the bench, fanning the fire and feisty competitiveness that has fueled her career. She says she’ll coach until the day that feeling fades — and that day isn’t coming soon. "I've got it now just as much as ever,” she said. But the past 100 wins have been the hardest.

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