UNC Women's Basketball
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.
Overtime Loss To Pitt Closes Out Season For UNC Women's Basketball
North Carolina appeared to have the momentum heading into overtime, but Pitt held on to earn an 82-72 victory over the Tar Heels in the opening game of the 2016 ACC Women’s Tournament. ACC Freshman of the Year Stephanie Watts led UNC (14-18) in scoring with 20 points, logging her sixth game this season scoring 20-plus points.
Stephanie Watts Named ACC Freshman Of The Year
UNC guard Stephanie Watts has been voted ACC Freshman of the Year, announced Wednesday. Watts is the ninth Tar Heel to win the award, and the third in the last four seasons. A native of Wesley Chapel, N.C., Watts earned second team All-ACC and All-Freshman team honors on Tuesday. She leads UNC in scoring and ranks 10th in the league at 14.5 points per game.
Jamie Cherry: the hero of West Craven, the future of UNC women's basketball
Today at 1 p.m., Jamie Cherry will lead UNC’s unlikely crew of first-years and walk-ons into Greensboro Coliseum against 12th-seeded Pittsburgh. As the No. 13 seed, UNC appears to be a longshot to make any noise in the ACC Tournament, let alone the NCAA Tournament. But Cherry is no stranger to long shots. And this time, it’s a shot she is willing to take.
Destinee Walker, Stephanie Watts Earn All-ACC Awards
Freshman Stephanie Watts was named Second Team All-ACC, while her and classmate Destinee Walker both earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors on Tuesday. Watts, from Wesley Chapel, North Carolina, was named Rookie of the Week an ACC-leading four times this season. Walker has scored in double figures 27 times thus far, tops among ACC freshman.
Carolina Women Upended By Duke
North Carolina closed out the regular season with a 93-57 loss to Duke Sunday afternoon inside Carmichael Arena. Carolina will be the 13th seed in the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament and will face 12th seed Pitt on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Carolina Women's Basketball Edged By Virginia
Virginia held on for a 72-68 win over North Carolina Thursday evening at John Paul Jones Arena, marking just the Cavaliers second win over the Tar Heels in the last 21 meetings between the two programs. Destinee Walker scored a team-leading 18 points to pace North Carolina (14-16, 4-11 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Stephanie Watts Selected ACC Rookie Of The Week For A 4th Time
On the strength of her 30-point, 13-rebound performance on Sunday, North Carolina guard Stephanie Watts has earned Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week honors for the second-straight week and the fourth time this season. Watts averaged 23.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.5 blocks in two games last week for the Tar Heels.
Stephanie Watts Nets 30 In Loss To NC State
Despite 30 points and 13 rebounds from freshman Stephanie Watts, North Carolina lost 80-66 to NC State on Sunday at Carmichael Arena. Watts set a new career high with 30 points and registered her sixth double-double to lead UNC. She also had five steals, three blocks and two assists. Destinee Walker and Jamie Cherry added 13 points apiece.
Volleyball star Paige Neuenfeldt transitions into role on UNC women's basketball team
With a minute left to play in Thursday night’s game against Pittsburgh, a familiar face bounded off the UNC bench and onto the court. Paige Neuenfeldt — senior middle hitter and star of the UNC volleyball team — made her debut on the women’s basketball roster. An All-ACC first-team member, Neuenfeldt didn’t want to end her athletic career.
North Carolina Women's Hoops Drops Decision To Pitt
Pitt jumped out to a big first-half lead and went on to post a 76-60 victory over North Carolina on Thursday night inside Carmichael Arena. Freshman Destinee Walker registered double figures for the sixth-straight outing with a game-high 20 points, while reigning ACC Rookie of the Week Stephanie Watts scored 16 points for North Carolina.
Stephanie Watts Wins Third ACC Rookie Honor
For the third time this season, North Carolina guard Stephanie Watts has earned Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week honors, announced Monday by the league office. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, Watts leads all first-year players in the ACC with three weekly rookie selections during the 2015-16 season.
FSU Runs Past Carolina Women's Basketball
Led by Adut Bulgak’s 19 points and 14 rebounds, No. 10 Florida State placed six players in double figures in a 94-63 victory over UNC Sunday at the Tucker Center. Freshman Stephanie Watts enjoyed another strong game for UNC (14-13, 4-8 ACC) with a team-leading 19 points and nine rebounds. Classmate Destinee Walker chipped in with 18 points.
Sixteen Tar Heels Recognized For Earning 4.0 GPAs In Fall
Sixteen UNC student-athletes finished the 2015 fall semester with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, earning A’s in each class. The group is spread among eight different teams and a wide range of majors. All will be recognized as members of the 4.0 Club at the annual Student-Athlete Academic Luncheon at the end of the spring semester.
Balanced Scoring Holds Off Hokies
Four players scored in double figures to lead North Carolina to a 71-67 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday at Carmichael Arena. Stephanie Watts paced UNC (14-12, 4-7 ACC) with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Destinee Walker had 17 points. Hillary Summers notched her seventh double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Hillary Summers' Career Day Leads UNC Past BC
Hillary Summers scored a career-high 23 points to lead North Carolina to an 86-78 victory at Boston College Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum. Summers’ career day featured an 11-of-12 performance from the field and nine rebounds in 34 minutes of action. Jamie Cherry helped the North Carolina (13-12, 3-7 ACC) cause with 21 points and six assists.