UNC Women's Basketball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.

Charlotte Smith To Enter NC Sports Hall Of Fame

Made famous for making “The Shot” to give North Carolina the 1994 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, Tar Heel All-America Charlotte Smith is among 10 members of the 2015 class that will be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. An all-state honoree at Shelby High School, Smith is considered the most decorated player in Carolina women’s basketball history. (

UNC Women Fall To Duke In Overtime

Allisha Gray scored 20 points for No. 12 North Carolina in a 74-67 loss in overtime to 15th-ranked Duke on Sunday evening. The Tar Heels (17-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 15 points and 15 rebounds from Stephanie Mavunga, while Latifah Coleman scored 13 of her 14 points in the first half. Elizabeth Williams scored a career-high 33 points for Duke (14-6, 5-2 ACC). (

UNC Women Stretch Rivalry Week with Duke on Sunday

No. 12 North Carolina women’s basketball faces its top rival No. 15 Duke in Carmichael Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. In facing another in-state rival, NC State, UNC is coming off of a nail-biter 67-63 win Thursday in Raleigh. (

Brittany Rountree Seals Comeback Win At NC State

Brittany Rountree went a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line in the final 24 seconds to give No. 12 North Carolina a 67-63 come-from-behind victory over NC State on Thursday night. The 100th meeting in the series got off to a slow start, with each club only making one shot in the first eight minutes. But it ended with a flurry as Rountree sealed the victory for the Tar Heels. (

Jessica Washington's Career Day Leads UNC Past Clemson

Jessica Washington scored a career-high 20 points to lead No. 12 North Carolina to a 78-56 victory over Clemson on Sunday. Washington went 7-of-11 from the field, and made four shots from distance to top her previous high of 16 points scored on three occasions. Freshman point guard Jamie Cherry added 12 points as UNC (16-3, 3-2 ACC) received 41 points from its reserves. (

Sylvia Hatchell honored at high school alma mater (video)

University of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell added another honor to her immaculate resume Friday, when the gym at Hunter Huss was renamed in her honor. Hatchell, an alum of Hunter Huss, has been active in the Gastonia community helping promote the school throughout her illustrious career. (WCNC)

Editorial: Congratulations Coach Hatchell for well-deserved honor

Gastonia native Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell is no stranger to honors. She is, after, the long-time coach of women’s basketball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who can claim more wins than any other active women’s collegiate coach. Three times Hatchell has been named national coach of the year. (Gaston Gazette)

Gastonia's Hunter Huss High School dedicates basketball court to Sylvia Hatchell

She’s a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and a national champion, but Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell never has forgotten her hometown. Her hometown hasn’t forgotten her, either. Hunter Huss High School on Friday dedicated its basketball court to the North Carolina women’s basketball coach and 1970 Hunter Huss graduate who’s widely considered her high school’s greatest ambassador. (Gaston Gazette)

Notre Dame Women Top Carolina Thursday Night

Allisha Gray scored 20 points for No. 12 North Carolina in an 89-79 setback to No. 7 Notre Dame on Thursday night. North Carolina (15-3, 2-2 ACC) received 13 points and 11 rebounds from Stephanie Mavunga and Jamie Cherry added 10 points off the bench. Carolina will visit Clemson on Sunday at 2 p.m. (

Sylvia Hatchell Earns Career Victory No. 950

UNC Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell became just the second women’s basketball coach in history to win 950 career games when her Tar Heels topped Georgia Tech, 96-81m on Sunday. The active leader in victories among all collegiate women’s basketball coaches, Hatchell remains second all-time in victories to friend and former Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt. (

Mavunga, No. 8 Carolina Women Beat Georgia Tech

An early wakeup call turned out to be just what Stephanie Mavunga and No. 8 North Carolina needed. Mavunga had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Tar Heels over Georgia Tech 96-81 on Sunday. Jessica Washington tied a career high with 16 points for the Tar Heels (15-2, 2-1 ACC), who never trailed. Allisha Gray had 15 points and Brittany Rountree had 11 points. (

UNC Women Fall On The Road To Pittsburgh 84-59

Brianna Kiesel had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead Pittsburgh past No. 8 North Carolina 84-59 on Thursday night. Monica Wignot added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Panthers as they beat a ranked opponent for the first time in nearly four years. Allisha Gray led UNC with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Stephanie Mavunga, the reigning conference player of the week, scored 12. (

Video: Sylvia Hatchell's Road Back to The Court, Part 2

After being diagnosed with leukemia in October 2013, Sylvia Hatchell used her fighting will and inspiration through the late Kay Yow to get back to return to the court as the head women's basketball coach at North Carolina. View Video...

Sylvia Hatchell remembers Stuart Scott in emotional pregame speech

Sunday's ACC home-opener was more important than usual for UNC's women's basketball team as former Tar Heels alum and ESPN anchor Stuart Scott passed away that morning. Scott's passing prompted head coach Sylvia Hatchell, a cancer survivor herself, to deliver a very emotional pregame speech to her players. (Sporting News)

Stephanie Mavunga Named ACC Player Of The Week

North Carolina forward Stephanie Mavunga has been named the ACC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office and voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel. Mavunga led the eighth-ranked Tar Heels to three wins last week, including a 72-56 victory over NC State on Sunday. (

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ACC Women's Basketball Standings
Notre Dame15-133-4
Florida State13-328-7
NC State12-423-9
Wake Forest6-1016-16
Georgia Tech5-1122-15
Virginia Tech4-1220-14
North Carolina3-1315-16
Boston College2-149-21

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