Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.’”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Championship Potential For Hatchell, Tar Heels
Amidst the conclusion of Tar Heel football and the beginnings of Carolina men’s basketball, the UNC women’s basketball team has flown under the radar, despite starting its season 7-0 with wins over three Top 25 teams. The unbeaten Tar Heels just hopped back over to the mainland from an extended stay in paradise – on and off the court.
Carolina Rundown: December 1
Great Denver debut for Connor Barth, as he tied a franchise record and went 5-5 in his first game as a Bronco. A big win for women's basketball over Stanford. Marcus Paige will renew acquaintances with some AAU teammates on Wednesday. P.J. Hairston scored 15 off the bench for the Hornets on Saturday. The Bucks suddenly decided to play Kendall Marshall, and he had nine points and eight assists.
Carolina Women Remain Unbeaten With Win Over Hawaii
Allisha Gray scored 19 points on 7 of 10 shooting to lead No. 11 North Carolina over Hawaii 74-65 in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown on Sunday. Gray had nine rebounds and was 3 of 4 on 3-pointers while Latifah Coleman was 4 of 4 on 3-point attempts and finished with 16 points. Coleman, a senior, was named the tournament MVP and Gray joined her on the all-tournament team.
UNC Women Beat Prairie View A&M 81-45
North Carolina freshman Jamie Cherry came off the bench to lead her team with a career-high 15 points as the UNC women’s basketball team beat Prairie View A&M 81-45 Saturday in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. Sophomore Allisha Gray and senior Danielle Butts added 13 points and seven rebounds each for the No. 11 Tar Heels, who improved to 6-0 on the year.
Latifah Coleman Leads No. 11 UNC Women Over No. 5 Stanford
North Carolina exacted some revenge on Stanford Friday. Latifah Coleman scored a career-high 19 points and Xylina McDaniel added 15 to help No. 11 UNC upset fifth-ranked Stanford 70-54 in the Rainbow Wahine Shootout on Friday. Stephanie Mavunga added 10 and eight rebounds for the Tar Heels (5-0), who avenged a nine-point loss to the Cardinal in the Elite Eight last April.