Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.
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.
Carolina Rundown: November 28
Wednesday: Ty Lawson had 17 points and 12 assists. 16 points and five rebounds for Harrison Barnes. Wright had six points and seven rebounds. Reggie Bullock started and scored seven points. Danny Green had five rebounds. Vince Carter had five points, as did Wayne Ellington. P.J. Hairston hit a three-pointer.
UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell relishes return to bench after cancer battle
When she boarded the team bus last week for North Carolina's first road trip of the season, Sylvia Hatchell felt “like a kid on the first day of school.” Giddy, she giggled at nothing in particular. The 62-year-old coach wrapped players in hugs for no reason, and one thought ran repeatedly through her mind: “It’s good to be back.”
UNC Women's Basketball Visits Pearl Harbor
Tuesday morning, the UNC women’s basketball team kept its focus on basketball at the University of Hawaii in preparation for the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. But as practice was winding down, coach Sylvia Hatchell gave her team a heads-up that focus was about to shift. The team was scheduled for a trip to Pearl Harbor in the afternoon, and Hatchell reminded them, “Freedom isn’t free.”
Carolina Rundown: November 26
12 points and eight rebounds for Harrison Barnes. Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists and also did this to Kirk Hinrich. The first edition of the SI power rankings includes plenty of good stats and info. Men's basketball faces Butler at noon on ESPN2. Volleyball hosts Duke at 2 p.m. The Broncos signed Connor Barth.
Stephanie Mavunga Selected ACC Player Of The Week
UNC sophomore forward Stephanie Mavunga has been named the ACC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Mavunga led the Tar Heels to a pair of wins last week, including a 79-77 victory over No. 21/19 Oklahoma State on Nov. 19. The sophomore from Brownsburg, Ind., averaged 20.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks, while collecting back-to-back double-doubles.
Carolina Rundown: November 24
Friday: Danny Green had 18 points. Harrison Barnes had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Saturday: Brandan Wright had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Green had 21 points and seven rebounds. Sunday: Ty Lawson had 18 points and 16 assists. Tar Heels all over this highlight from Sunday, as Ed Davis blocks Lawson, and Wayne Ellington finishes it with an emphatic slam.
UNC Sports Weekend Offered Up Plenty
With fall sports conducting NCAA playoffs and basketball season now in full swing, it was an eventful weekend for Tar Heel athletics. UNC athletes experienced both the thrill of victory and the bitter taste of defeat. The UNC men’s and women’s basketball teams have hit the road with desirable final destinations. The men are Bahamas bound, while the women are headed to Hawaii.
Carolina Women Rout Oregon, Improve To 4-0
Sophomore forward Stephanie Mavunga had 23 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks to lead No. 11 North Carolina to a 76-59 victory at Oregon Sunday afternoon from Matthew Knight Arena. North Carolina (4-0) overcame an 11-point first-half deficit by shooting 55.9 percent after halftime to take control of the game. The Tar Heels led by as many as 23 points midway through the second half.
Carolina Rundown: November 20
The Raptors paid tribute to Vince Carter, and it brought him to tears. Ty Lawson had 15 points and 15 assists. Brandan Wright had 14 points and six rebounds. Wayne Ellington may be back with the Lakers tomorrow. Giovani Bernard is back at practice for the Bengals. The field hockey team has arrived in Maryland for tomorrow's Final Four matchup with Syracuse.
UNC Women Hold Off Oklahoma State, 79-77
No. 11 North Carolina held off a tough 21st-ranked Oklahoma State squad Wednesday for a 79-77 victory inside Carmichael Arena. With the game tied 77-all with less than a minute to play, UNC senior point guard Latifah Coleman drove down the gut of the Cowgirl defense, and dished a perfect pass to Stephanie Mavunga who laid the ball in for the game-winning bucket.