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Stephanie Mavunga's 19 Points Leads UNC Over App State

Stephanie Mavunga had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 6 North Carolina to an 84-52 win over Appalachian State on Sunday. Allisha Gray added 12 points for the Tar Heels (8-0) and also gave them an early scare. The team's leading scorer was taken to the locker room with an ankle injury after making a layup in the first half but returned six minutes later. (GoHeels.com)

UNC women's basketball's 8-0 mark has nice ring to it

Acing exams was the focus last week for the No. 6 North Carolina women’s basketball players. They’ve already been acing the season, 8-0 with wins over nationally ranked teams, including narrowly escaping Piscataway, New Jersey, with a 96-93, double-overtime win over Rutgers on Dec. 4. Twenty years ago, UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell had a team similarly positioned. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Carolina Rundown: December 12

It appears Kentucky has lost a starter to a torn ACL. Jonathan Cooper got his second career start in the Thursday night game as Arizona beat St. Louis, 12-6. Ed Davis is adjusting to a starting role with the Lakers. Three Tar Heels were invited to the MLS combine. (GoHeels.com)

Ms. Green Light, Allisha Gray

Teammates refer to sophomore sharpshooter Allisha Gray as quietly confident. Off of the court, she is as reserved as they come and often gets a hard time for her modest quietness. Yet, despite her unassuming nature as a person, Gray has proved that she is anything but reserved on the court. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: December 11

The Zellers started against each other last night. Tyler finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. The Warriors won their 14th in a row, and Harrison Barnes had 20 points and seven rebounds. Ty Lawson had 10 points and nine assists. Danny Green had 13 points. Marvin Williams had eight points and five rebounds. Brandan Wright scored five. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Trio Listed on Naismith Watch List

The UNC women’s basketball team led all ACC institutions with three student-athletes selected to the 2014-15 Naismith Trophy preseason watch list. The ACC led all conferences with ten selections, headed by UNC’s trio of junior Xylina McDaniel and sophomores Allisha Gray and Stephanie Mavunga. Gray was also named to the Wade Watch List and the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list. (GoHeels.com)

'Silent Assassin" Allisha Gray making noise for UNC

Allisha Gray is giving UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell 18.1 points per game, which leads the undefeated, No. 6 Tar Heels (8-0). The sophomore's scoring average is fifth in the ACC. “She's our go-to player,” Hatchell said. When UNC needs a bucket, Hatchell will use some outside-inside action with Allisha picking and popping out for either a shot or a pass into the post. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Carolina Rundown: December 10

UNC used three point guards for the first time against Iowa, and the coaches liked the results. Women's basketball remains sixth in the new polls. Danny Green scored 13 Tuesday while Ed Davis had 11 points and six rebounds. UNC Women's lacrosse is No. 2 in a preseason poll. Liked this photo of Mack Brown and Dre' Bly at the College Football Hall of Fame induction. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: December 8

Friday: Huge night for Tyler Zeller, with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Kendall Marshall put up 20 points and four assists in 24 minutes. Danny Green scored 16 points. Ty Lawson had 14 points and 10 assists. Wayne Ellington scored 11. Marvin Williams had nine points and five rebounds. Eight points and four rebounds for Brandan Wright. Ed Davis had six points and nine rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Gastonia high school's court to bear Sylvia Hatchell’s name

Ralph Rhyne and others involved managed to successfully keep the secret from his sister until the chosen time. It was at the Hunter Huss High School beach reunion in September when Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell learned Hunter Huss is naming its basketball court in her honor. “She didn’t know anything about this,” Rhyne said. “She said, ‘Y’all shouldn’t have done that.’” (Gaston Gazette)

Carolina Rundown: December 5

ACC bowls will be announced live on Sunday evening. 17 points and 10 rebounds for Harrison Barnes Thursday night. Bruce Carter blocked a punt for the Cowboys that led to a touchdown in Chicago last night. Ty Lawson could make the All-Star team for the first time, and he has a key three-game stretch coming up. Great double overtime road win for women's basketball at No. 18 Rutgers. (GoHeels.com)

No. 6 UNC Women Beat No. 18 Rutgers 96-93 in 2 OT

Allisha Gray scored a season-high 29 points and No. 6 North Carolina rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to beat No. 18 Rutgers 96-93 in double overtime Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. It was only the second meeting between Hall of Fame coaches Sylvia Hatchell of North Carolina and C. Vivian Stringer of Rutgers. The two have combined for 1,878 victories. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: December 4

The Independence is becoming a popular forecast for the Tar Heels. Andrew Miller is poised to become the highest paid non-closer reliever in baseball history. Danny Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday night. Kyle Seager is a $100 million role model for how to succeed. UNC women's basketball travels to Rutgers at 7 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: December 3

There's already talk of Marcus Paige and UNC making a return trip to the state of Iowa next year. The youth clinic, which is always a fun day, will be on Dec. 31. 24 points and 13 assists for Ty Lawson last night. Another double-double for Harrison Barnes, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler Zeller got another start and contributed eight points and three rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: December 2

The ACC may have more bowl eligible teams than it has slots (due to Notre Dame), which could affect Carolina. John Henson will be out a couple more weeks, and Wayne Ellington's contract guarantee increased. Ty Lawson had 15 points and 12 assists. Volleyball remains No. 7 in this week's poll and Sylvia Hatchell's team moved up to sixth in the new AP women's basketball poll. (GoHeels.com)

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