Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.
The Coach: Sylvia Hatchell
Sylvia Hatchell is the winningest active coach in women’s basketball (908-321), a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and a three-time national coach of the year. Under her direction, the Tar Heels have won a national championship and eight ACC titles and compiled six 30-win seasons.
Carolina Rundown: November 13
Roy Williams has good perimeter depth at his disposal. Marcus Paige heads Sports Illustrated's preseason All-America list. Episode 5 of the behind the scenes series "This is Carolina Basketball" is now online. Harrison Barnes is soaring for the Golden State Warriors. And the Cincinnati Bengals expect to be without Giovani Bernard on Sunday (hip).
Carolina Rundown: November 11
Not saying NBA players have a lot of free time on their hands, but Kendall Marshall had time to perfect his seated halfcourt shot. Women's soccer received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host a match this weekend. Carolina remains at No. 8 nationally in the new volleyball poll. Women's basketball won an exhibition, 92-50. Dustin Ackley is hoping for a big 2015.
Balanced Attack Leads UNC Women Over Wingate, 92-50
Five players scored in double figured to send No. 13 North Carolina to a 92-50 victory over Wingate in an exhibition women’s basketball game Monday night at Carmichael Arena. Sophomores Allisha Gray and Stephanie Mavunga each scored 14 points in the final tuneup for the Tar Heels before the regular season begins in earnest at home on Friday against Howard at 4 p.m.
Ivory Latta relishes role on UNC staff
Whatever her personal plan, however she envisioned her future, this wasn’t it. Not that Ivory Latta is complaining. Thanks to the intercession of two veteran coaches – one offering a competitive opportunity she’d almost despaired of realizing, the other proffering a chance she never wanted – she is prospering in overlapping careers, and quite happy about it.
Carolina Rundown: November 6
Bruce Carter is frustrated with his playing time in Dallas. The Bengals play tonight, but Gio is doubtful. Hakeem Nicks had his best game of the season against the Giants, and was pleased to get a win over his old team. Thirteen points and nine assists for Ty Lawson. Harrison Barnes had 10 points and seven rebounds. Danny Green also had 10 and seven.
Sylvia Hatchell mum on Wainstein report after first women's basketball game
Sylvia Hatchell ran from questions about the Wainstein report as quickly as her players transitioned down the court in Carmichael Arena Wednesday. “I don’t want to talk about that tonight,” Hatchell said. “I mean, I don’t really know what to say about it to be honest with you. It’s really hard for me to believe.”
Tar Heels Cruise In Exhibition Over Carson-Newman
Allisha Gray scored 22 points to lead No. 13 UNC to an 88-27 victory over Carson-Newman Wednesday. The win was overshadowed by the return of Tar Heel Hall of Fame head coach Sylvia Hatchell. Exactly one year to the day that she famously shaved her head during her treatment for leukemia, Hatchell was perched at her much more comfortable location on the bench to begin her 29th season in Chapel Hill.
Sylvia Hatchell: ‘It’s great to be back’
That familiar scowl returned to the bench of the UNC women's basketball team. It belonged to head coach Sylvia Hatchell. Like tears of joy, Hatchell's frowning was a good thing, representing the grit with which she fought cancer. And won. Hatchell returned to the bench for an exhibition against Carson-Newman in Carmichael Arena on Wednesday. The Tar Heels won the tune-up 88-27.
Carolina Rundown: November 5
It'll require at least a 2-1 finish to become bowl eligible, and this projection thinks UNC will do it and then head to St. Pete. Tyler Hansbrough had 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench for Toronto. Marvin Williams had nine points and five rebounds, and P.J. Hairston scored his first NBA basket. Eight points for Wayne Ellington, while Ed Davis grabbed nine rebounds.
Carolina Rundown: November 4
Reggie Bullock had 12 points in his first action of the season, and the Clippers might be ready to give him more playing time. Nine points and 12 assists for Ty Lawson, but Denver lost. Vince Carter had nine points off the bench in a Memphis win. Tyler Zeller had six points in eight minutes. Brandan Wright had six points and six rebounds.
Hatchell says she was unaware of academic fraud, lauds Boxill
Sylvia Hatchell says that she was unaware of academic fraud at North Carolina and that “no one had more academic integrity” than Jan Boxill, her top academic counselor and a former faculty chair who was heavily implicated in the scandal. “I really don’t know anything about it, to be honest with you,” Hatchell said Friday.
Diamond DeShields discusses transfer from UNC
Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields says she played much of her freshman season at UNC knowing there was a good chance she'd transfer afterward. "It was pretty early on I really knew that, but I didn't let that stop me," said DeShields, who did not say specifically why she wanted to leave Chapel Hill. "I didn't let that make me become less of a player or less of a teammate."
Carolina Rundown: October 31
CBSSports.com ranks Marcus Paige the No. 3 player in college basketball. Brandan Wright had 14 points for the Mavericks. Mentioned earlier this week the reception Roy Williams got in Lawrence, and here's the video of both the fan reaction and his speech (note his tie). Women's basketball begins the season ranked 13th in the preseason AP poll.
Carolina Rundown: October 29
ACC Basketball Media Day is today, so expect the usual assortment of polls and preseason picks. Danny Green had 13 points and four rebounds as the Spurs won. Brandan Wright had six points and five rebounds for Dallas. Ed Davis had 11 points for the Lakers. Miami is having a "greenout" on Saturday to support Jim Kelly, and the Hurricanes will be without its starting left tackle.