UNC Women's Basketball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.

UNC Women Come Up Short Against Duke

Duke picked up a 71-55 victory over North Carolina in the latest chapter of the rivalry held Sunday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. North Carolina (12-10, 2-5 ACC) placed three in double figures, led by 16 points from Jamie Cherry. Freshman Stephanie Watts added 13 points and 10 rebounds, while N’Dea Bryant registered 10 points and 12 rebounds. (

Women's rivals arrive at strange crossroads for UNC/Duke meeting

North Carolina and Duke meet for the first time this season in women’s basketball Sunday afternoon and there’s a different feel to it. Both teams are trying to find their ways....The matchup marks the first time since Jan. 15, 1992, that neither Duke or North Carolina is ranked nationally when they meet. (Burlington Times-News)

UNC, Duke women enter rivalry game unranked, undeterred

The UNC-Duke rivalry is referred to as the "Battle of the Blues." For their women's basketball teams this season, that name certainly fits. The rivals meet Sunday as unranked teams for the first time in 24 years. With a roster down to six healthy scholarship players because of transfers and injuries, the Tar Heels knew this was going to be a rough season. (Associated Press)

UNC Women's Basketball Drops Decision At Wake Forest

Despite another terrific effort from freshman Stephanie Watts, the UNC women’s basketball team lost 75-63 at Wake Forest on Thursday nigh. Watts registered her fourth double-double of her rookie season at North Carolina (12-9, 2-4 ACC) with 24 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Jamie Cherry added 18 for the Tar Heels. (

Video: Jamie Cherry Continues Strong Guard Play Tradition For Tar Heels

UNC's Jamie Cherry is just the next in a string of historically strong point guards at North Carolina. Cherry catches up with Debbie Antonelli of the ACC Network to relive some clutch moments from her freshman season in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Video: Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNC

The annual Girls and Women in Sports Day took place in Fetzer Gym on Sunday, January 17. Hundreds of children had the opportunity to spend time with their favorite Carolina women's teams. View Video...

Stephanie Watts continues to be bright spot in UNC women's basketball's tough season

This season hasn’t gone the way Coach Sylvia Hatchell planned, but the play of UNC freshman Stephanie Watts has surpassed all expectations. Although UNC (12-8, 2-3 ACC) fell short against No. 21 Miami on Sunday, Watts shined, tallying 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the 76-61 loss. “I think she’s the best freshman in the country,” Hatchell said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Miami Defeats Carolina Women's Basketball

No. 21 Miami won its fourth-straight game with a 76-61 victory over North Carolina on Sunday from Carmichael Arena. Freshman Stephanie Watts paced UNC (12-8, 2-3 ACC) with 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Hillary Summers had 17 points and 11 rebounds for her 5th double-double of the year, while N’Dea Bryant added 12 points and 10 rebounds. (

Xylina McDaniel To Miss Remainder Of 2015-16 Season

UNC senior forward Xylina McDaniel will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her right knee Thursday in Atlanta. McDaniel got hurt while dribbling the basketball in the first half against Georgia Tech. A four-year starter for UNC, McDaniel recently went over 1,000 career points, and averaged 8.7 points and 6.8 rebounds this season. (

UNC women's basketball player Xylina McDaniel finds the beast within

From the moment Xylina McDaniel arrived on campus, her intensity resembled that of a raging bull. In the mold of her father — former NBA All-Star Xavier McDaniel — the Columbia, S.C. native flashed a high basketball IQ and competitive drive. And with bulk inside and agility on the perimeter, the fleet-footed forward struck fear in opponents. (Daily Tar Heel)

Comeback Comes Up Just Short At Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech held off a valiant North Carolina comeback to record an 80-73 victory on Thursday night from McCamish Pavilion. Destinee Walker’s jumper had UNC up 69-65 with 3:44 left, but an 11-2 run by the Yellow Jackets was too much for the visiting Tar Heels to overcome, who played more than half the game without injured starter Xylina McDaniel. (

UNC Women's Basketball Falls To Notre Dame

No. 3 Notre Dame placed four players in double figures in a an 88-54 victory over North Carolina on Sunday at Purcell Pavilion. Notre Dame benefited from a balanced scoring attack as Arike Ogunbowale paced the Fighting Irish with 16 points off the bench. Destinee Walker led UNC (12-6, 2-1) with 12 points in its first conference setback of the season. (

Legendary coaches Sylvia Hatchell, Muffet McGraw square off in UNC-Notre Dame matchup

Two of the greatest coaches in the college women’s game will be matching wits — Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell and Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw. Between the two, they have piled up 1,774 victories with Hatchell at 973 and McGraw 801. Hatchell’s total is second only to legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt (1,098) in the women’s game. (South Bend Tribune)

UNC Women Outlast Syracuse For Sixth-Straight Win

UNC notched its biggest win of the season, its sixth victory in a row, with a come-from-behind 77-73 victory over Syracuse on Thursday night at Carmichael Arena. Stephanie Watts nearly had the first triple-double in program history with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for UNC (12-5, 2-0 ACC). Jamie Cherry had 15 points and a career-high nine assists. (

UNC's Hatchell learning to take advantage of new opportunities

Sylvia Hatchell—two years removed from a near-death experience with leukemia—addressed members of the Raleigh Sports Club Wednesday. The active winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history—second only to former Tennessee head coach Pat Summit—said she visited the doctor on Tuesday and passed an examination with “off-the-chart” numbers. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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ACC Women's Basketball Standings
Notre Dame15-133-4
Florida State13-328-7
NC State12-423-9
Wake Forest6-1016-16
Georgia Tech5-1122-15
Virginia Tech4-1220-14
North Carolina3-1315-16
Boston College2-149-21

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