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UNC Women's Basketball Falls To No. 5 Notre Dame

Marina Mabrey scored a season-high 25 points and fellow guard Arike Ogunbowale added 24 as No. 5 Notre Dame rolled past North Carolina 94-62 on Thursday for its sixth straight victory. Jamie Cherry led the Tar Heels (14-8, 4-5 ACC) with 15 points, Paris Kea scored 13 and Janelle Bailey had 11 points and 10 rebounds. UNC hosts Miami on Sunday.

UNC Women's Basketball Visits No. 5 Notre Dame On Thursday

North Carolina visits No. 5 Notre Dame on Thursday at 7 p.m. UNC has been off a week since dropping an 82-70 decision at Virginia last Thursday, while Notre Dame won 100-69 at No. 8 Florida State this past Sunday to remain tied for first in the ACC alongside Louisville and Virginia. The Irish have won each of the four meetings since joining the ACC in 2013-14.

Carolina Athletics Announces 2018 Tar Heel Trailblazers

UNC Athletics will honor its fourth class of Tar Heel Trailblazers on Saturday, recognizing Peter Henry and Rochelle Small-Toney at a luncheon and at halftime of the men's basketball game against Pittsburgh. Henry was a Morehead-Cain Scholar and member of the football team at UNC. He went on to study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

Virginia Holds Off UNC Women's Basketball, 82-70

Five double-figures scorers helped Virginia continue its best start in ACC play in eight seasons with an 82-70 victory over North Carolina on Thursday at John Paul Jones Arena. North Carolina had a balanced attack with four in double figures. Janelle Bailey had a game-high 21 points, followed by 18 points from Paris Kea and 14 each from Jamie Cherry and Taylor Koenen.

UNC Women's Basketball Visits Virginia On Thursday

North Carolina begins a two-game road swing Thursday against tied for first place Virginia at 7 p.m. in Charlottesville. UNC has won three of its last four games, including a 92-86 win over Duke on Sunday. Virginia improved to 6-1 in the ACC with a 61-52 victory over Virginia Tech last time out on Sunday. The Tar Heels enjoy a 51-33 edge in the series with the Cavaliers.

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UNC women's basketball: The win of an era

The North Carolina women's basketball players flooded the court as one collective wave, sinking into each other's arms like newly crowned national champions. It was a celebration more befitting of March or April than January, but they reveled in victory all the same. They came together near midcourt as two distinct parties: those who laughed and those who cried.

Take me to Church: first-year Leah Church scores career-high 19 in OT win over Duke

Down three to No. 15 Duke with four seconds left in regulation, UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell drew up a play. Who did Hatchell trust to shoot with the game on the line? It wasn’t Paris Kea, a preseason All-ACC Team pick who finished with 36 points. It wasn’t Jamie Cherry, the senior leader. It was Leah Church, a freshman averaging 3.1 points.

UNC Women's Basketball: A Day To Celebrate

Sunday's win, UNC's first over Duke since March 2, 2014, had the feeling of a victory that could prove pivotal in the growth of a talented team featuring only one senior. "We've been through a lot the last three years" Sylvia Hatchell said. "But we've persevered, we're on the other side and we've got greatness in front of us. Today was greatness, and we're just getting started."

North Carolina women's basketball stuns No. 15 Duke, 92-86, with 19-point comeback

Paris Kea couldn’t miss, and the UNC women’s basketball team wouldn’t be denied a season-defining win that seemed as improbable as it is now significant. On a day where coach Sylvia Hatchell was honored for reaching the 1,000-win milestone last month, Kea, with help from her teammates, pulled off a come-from-behind 92-86 overtime victory against No. 15 Duke.

Women’s Basketball: Tar Heels Storm Back From 19-Point Deficit to Stun Duke in OT Thriller

Junior guard Paris Kea poured in a career-high 36 points Sunday at Carmichael Arena, guiding the UNC women’s basketball team to a thrilling 92-86 overtime victory over the No. 15 Duke Blue Devils. The Tar Heels trailed by as many as 19 points midway through the second quarter, but fought back to end a six-game losing streak against their hated rival.

Paris Kea Scores 36 To Sink Duke in Overtime, 92-86

Paris Kea picked a perfect time to score a career-high 36 points on Sunday against No. 15 Duke. Her last second three-pointer sent the game to overtime and UNC overcame a 19-point deficit to grab a thrilling 92-86 victory over the Blue Devils. UNC's athletic department held a ceremony before the game to honor coach Sylvia Hatchell's 1000th career victory that came on Dec. 19.

Video: Paris Kea Scores 36 to Lead Tar Heels Over No.15 Duke in OT

North Carolina's Paris Kea erupted for 36 points (15-23 FG), including a late three-pointer to force overtime, and the Tar Heels upset No. 15 Duke, 92-86 on Sunday in Chapel Hill.

Carolina Women's Basketball Hosts Duke On Sunday

North Carolina continues rivalry week against No. 15 Duke on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. UNC had its three-game winning streak snapped on Thursday with a 66-53 home loss to NC State. Duke won its fourth-straight league game at Virginia Tech on Thursday, 86-75. Fans can watch the game on the Regional Sports Network, including locally in North Carolina on Fox Sports South.

UNC didn't want to be there

It started with 15 seconds of silence and ended with an apology. It was the type of postgame press conference the UNC women's basketball team is tired of holding: explaining a blown lead, dreadful shooting and another ACC loss, the third in six tries this season. Sylvia Hatchell stared quietly at a box score that didn't hold the answers. They didn't want to be there.

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Women's Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 57
Louisville: 67
Sun, Feb 18
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Syracuse
Thu, Feb 22 7:00 ET ACC Network Extra
UNC @ Duke
Sun, Feb 25 2:00 ET ACC Network Extra
UNC @ TBA
Wed, Feb 28 TBD RSN

ACC Women's Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
Louisville13-127-2
Notre Dame13-125-2
Florida State10-422-5
NC State10-421-6
Duke10-521-7
Miami9-519-8
Virginia9-516-11
Syracuse8-619-7
Virginia Tech6-817-10
Georgia Tech5-915-11
North Carolina4-1014-13
Wake Forest4-1012-15
Pittsburgh2-1210-17
Boston College2-127-20
Clemson1-1411-17

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