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UNC women seek more toughness for postseason

A little cross training is what was missing from the Tar Heels’ workouts, North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell suggested. “Between now and the time we go to Greensboro, we’re going to take boxing lessons,” Hatchell said after Duke overcame a 12-point, second-half UNC lead and took the game from the Tar Heels on Sunday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Allisha Gray, Stephanie Mavunga Named First Team All-ACC

North Carolina sophomores Allisha Gray and Stephanie Mavunga earned first team All-ACC honors on Tuesday, as voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel. Gray, from Sandersville, Georgia., leads UNC in scoring with 16.1 points and ranks second on the club with 7.9 rebounds and 42 steals. Mavunga has averaged 14.0 points and a team-leading 8.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. (

UNC Women Sink 14 3-Pointers In Loss At Duke

Despite a school-record tying 14 three-pointers, No. 15 North Carolina lost 81-80 to 16th-ranked Duke on Sunday. UNC enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 6 seed and faces either 11-seed Georgia Tech or 14-seed Clemson on Thursday at 8 p.m. inside Greensboro Coliseum. Allisha Gray led North Carolina with 20 points on 5-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc. (

Stephanie Mavunga's Buzzer Beater Tops Virginia

Stephanie Mavunga’s putback layup at the buzzer gave No. 15 North Carolina a 72-70 nail-biting victory over Virginia on Thursday. Mavunga led North Carolina (23-6, 10-5 ACC) with 23 points and eight rebounds. N’Dea Bryant added 13 points off the bench for her third-straight game in double figures and Brittany Rountree had 10 points in her final regular season game at Carmichael Arena. (

Sylvia Hatchell Recognized For Courage, Fighting Spirit

UNC women ‘s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell has been named the winner of the ninth annual Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award. Announced earlier this week by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, Coach Hatchell will receive the award during the ACC Tournament in Greensboro next week. (

Sylvia Hatchell Wins 2014-15 Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award

UNC women ‘s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is the winner of the ninth annual Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Hatchell said, “ I’m honored and humbled by this award, and it’s even more special, because I knew Bob Bradley.” On her battle with leukemia, Hatchell said, “It’s tough. It’s hard. But you can beat it. Every day is a blessing." (The ACC)

UNC Women Hold Off Miami, 66-65

Jamie Cherry’s two free throws with 1.7 seconds left gave No. 17 North Carolina a 66-65 victory at Miami on Sunday. North Carolina (22-6, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) was paced by 15 points from Allisha Gray and 14 points and 14 rebounds by Stephanie Mavunga. N’Dea Bryant and Brittany Rountree added 11 and 10 points, respectively. (

UNC Women Dominate Wake Forest, 83-45

Sophomore Allisha Gray scored 16 points as No. 17 North Carolina snowballed Wake Forest, 83-45, Thursday night inside Carmichael Arena. North Carolina (21-6, 8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 52.5 percent for the game, and led by as many as 40 points in the second half, its largest advantage in any game this season. Gray’s 16 points put her in double figures for the 22nd straight game. (

Carolina Women Fall To No. 9 Louisville

Stephanie Mavunga had 14 points and 10 rebounds for No. 17 North Carolina in a 75-66 setback at ninth-ranked Louisville on Sunday. North Carolina (20-6, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) also received 14 points from Jamie Cherry and Allisha Gray. Mariya Moore scored 28 points to pace Louisville (22-3, 10-2). Myisha Hines-Allen added 13 points. (

Allisha Gray Leads Comeback Win Over #7 FSU

Allisha Gray scored 13 of her 22 points in the final six minutes to lead No. 17 North Carolina to a 71-63 comeback win against No. 7 Florida State on Thursday night. Gray added 14 rebounds for the Tar Heels (20-5, 7-4 ACC) and took over in the final minutes. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Seminoles (22-3, 9-2), who were led by Ivey Slaughter's 15 points. (

Sylvia Hatchell recalls Dean Smith’s influence

Dean Smith is the reason UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell wound up literally sitting where he sat to think about ways his players both could put the ball in the hole and keep the other team’s five guys from doing so. He established a level of excellence that has permeated all sports at UNC, Hatchell said. “I wanted to do that in women’s basketball,” Hatchell said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Allisha Gray Named To Naismith Award Midseason List

North Carolina sophomore guard Allisha Gray has been named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 List for the 2014-15 Women's Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T. The Sandersville, Ga., native leads No. 17 North Carolina (19-5, 6-4 ACC) in scoring at 16.1 points per game and ranks second with 8.0 rebounds per contest. Gray is one of six players included from the ACC. (

#13 UNC Women Run Past Virginia Tech

Brittany Rountree scored 15 points to lead No. 13 North Carolina to a 74-52 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon inside Cassell Coliseum. (

Video: Sylvia Hatchell's Live Fearless Story

“I’ve been coaching long enough to know the mental aspect is major. Success is about a mentality you choose to have.” See how Sylvia Hatchell’s positive mental attitude helped her win the battle against Leukemia. View Video...

No. 13 North Carolina Women Fall 61-56 at Syracuse

No. 13 North Carolina dropped a 61-56 decision at 25th-ranked Syracuse on Thursday evening from the Carrier Dome. North Carolina (18-5, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 14 points and 13 rebounds from Stephanie Mavunga, her team-leading ninth double-double of the season. Allisha Gray added 12 points and Jessica Washington tossed in 10 off the bench. (

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