Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.
UNC Women's Basketball Rolls Past Marshall, 75-53
Jamie Cherry had a game-high 19 points to lead North Carolina to a 75-53 win over Marshall Wednesday at Carmichael Arena. UNC trailed by four after one quarter but outscored the Thundering Herd 25-7 in the second 10-minute period to take control. Destinee Walker added 15 points and Hillary Fuller had 11 for the Tar Heels, who improved to 8-1 ahead of final exams.
Paris Kea propels UNC women’s basketball past Elon
The UNC women’s basketball team was the more talented team in Sunday’s game against Elon, but size makes a difference in basketball — which UNC found out firsthand. Led by a towering frontcourt, Elon exposed UNC’s guard-heavy lineup in the paint. But even with the mismatch, guard Paris Kea’s fantastic night led the Tar Heels (7-1) to a 78-73 win.
Game against Tar Heels feels like family reunion for Elon coach Charlotte Smith
Today marks Elon’s first game in Chapel Hill under Charlotte Smith, who studied alongside Sylvia Hatchell and Andrew Calder for nine years as a UNC assistant coach before taking the Elon job in 2011. As a laser-focused athlete who poured her energy into a 10-year pro career, Smith never had considered coaching when Hatchell offered her a staff position in 2000.
UNC Women's Basketball Cruises Past Wisconsin
Stephanie Watts scored 23 points to lead North Carolina to a 72-59 victory over Wisconsin in the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday at Kohl Center. Watts, the reigning ACC Player of the Week, registered her fourth double-double of the season. Destinee Walker added 17 points, while Paris Kea chipped in with 14 points and six steals.
UNC Women's Basketball Visits Wisconsin For Big Ten/ACC Challenge
North Carolina is on the road to face Wisconsin as part of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Tip off from the Kohl Center is 8 p.m. ET. UNC has begun the season with a 5-1 record, while Wisconsin is 2-5 under first-year head coach Jonathan Tsipis. The only previous head-to-head contest between the two programs was an 84-77 victory by UNC on Dec. 1, 1989.
Stephanie Watts Selected ACC Co-Player Of The Week
UNC sophomore guard Stephanie Watts has been named ACC Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week. Watts set an ACC record when she made 10 three-pointers last Tuesday in a victory over Charleston Southern. She scored a career-high 39 points that evening against the Buccaneers, tying for the fifth most points ever scored in a game by a Tar Heel player.
UNC women's basketball shows improvement in Junkanoo Jam
The UNC women’s basketball team (5-1) dropped its first game of the season on Thanksgiving Day with an 83-55 loss to South Florida in Bimini, Bahamas. But for UNC, the loss was a call to action. “We knew that we had to bounce back,” junior guard Jamie Cherry said. “We came out with more energy.” That energy showed, as UNC defeated Minnesota the next day.
Epic 4th Quarter Pushes UNC Women's Basketball Over Minnesota
Paris Kea scored a career-high 32 points and Jamie Cherry dished out 12 assists on top of 17 points to lead North Carolina to a thrilling 91-77 victory over Minnesota at the Junkanoo Jam. A game that featured 18 lead changes and 11 ties, North Carolina (5-1) overcame a seven-point deficit in the first half and a five point Minnesota cushion in the fourth quarter.
Carolina Women's Basketball Drops First Game Of Season To USF
USF pinned the first loss of the season on North Carolina, 83-55, on Thursday in the opening round of the Junkanoo Jam at Gateway Christian Academy. Paris Kea scored 20 points to lead UNC (4-1). Stephanie Watts added 13 points to register her 14th double-figure scoring game in a row. Both players have scored 10 or more points in every game this season.
Video: Stephanie Watts Drains ACC-Record 10 Threes vs. CSU
North Carolina sophomore guard Stephanie Watts broke the ACC record for most three-pointers in a single game, scoring a career-best 39 points on 10-14 from behind the arc in UNC's win over Charleston Southern.
Stephanie Watts Sets ACC 3FG Record In Win Over Charleston Southern
Behind an ACC women’s basketball record 10 made three-pointers, Stephanie Watts scored a career-high 39 points to lead North Carolina to a 93-77 victory over Charleston Southern on Tuesday. Watts' 39 points ties for the fifth most in program history, and the most by a Tar Heel since Tracy Reid set the school record of 42 points vs. Virginia on Jan. 27, 1997.
Defense Clamps Down Bucknell
UNC’s defense showed up in a big way Sunday in a 65-50 victory over previously unbeaten Bucknell at Carmichael Arena. Stephanie Watts paced UNC (3-0) with 17 points and 11 rebounds for her ninth career double-double. Jamie Cherry added 15 points and six assists, while Paris Kea added 13 points. Hillary Fuller hauled in a career-high 13 rebounds.
Carolina Women's Basketball Eases Past Alabama A&M
Stephanie Watts scored 28 points to lead UNC to an 80-35 victory over Alabama A&M on Thursday at Carmichael Arena (highlights
). Watts, the 2016 ACC Freshman of the Year, caught fire in the second half with 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc. She hauled in 11 rebounds for her eighth career double-double, and had six makes from three-point land.
Annual Burn Center Visit Is A Highlight For Tar Heels
Each fall, UNC student-athletes gather for a special trip that always proves to be a highlight of the Carolina Outreach calendar. The annual UNC Burn Center visit on Nov. 4 brought together Tar Heels from the UNC football, cross country, gymnastics, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s lacrosse teams to visit with patients and hear from physicians.
Paris Kea Leads UNC Women's Basketball To Season-Opening Victory
Paris Kea scored 22 points to lead UNC to an 84-54 victory over Alabama State in Friday’s season opener at Carmichael Arena. Kea, in her debut with the Tar Heels, set a career high in points, topping her 18 scored at Tennessee on March 1, 2015 when she was a freshman at Vanderbilt. Stephanie Watts knocked down four three-pointers on her way to 13 points.