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Diamond DeShields Earns Third ACC Rookie Of The Week Honor

For the third time this season, North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields has been named ACC Rookie of the Week, announced Monday. DeShields scored 19 points with eight rebounds and three steals in Carolina's 83-65 victory at Wake Forest last Thursday in the only game for the Tar Heels last week. She leads all freshman in ACC games with 18.8 points per game.

UNC Women's Basketball Climbs To Sixth In AP Poll

The UNC women's basketball team inched up one spot to No. 6 this week in the Associated Press poll, released on Monday. Carolina went on the road for its only game last week, winning 83-65 at Wake Forest to run its record to 17-3 on the season, 5-1 in the ACC. The Tar Heels have won 12 of their last 13 games to earn the highest ranking for the program since being No. 4 in November 2009.

Diamond DeShields dares to dream

Diamond DeShields has enough dreams to fill a book, so she does. Not long after the morning sunlight creeps into her bedroom, she snatches her “dream book” and writes. Dreams, nightmares, fragments of both — they all get chronicled. Some don’t need their own chapter. Helping others makes her happy, gives her a degree of satisfaction that basketball will never reach.

Late Run Lifts Tar Heel Women Over Wake Forest

Diamond DeShields and Allisha Gray had 19 points each and No. 7 North Carolina pulled away down the stretch in a 83-65 win at Wake Forest on Thursday night. North Carolina (17-3, 5-1 ACC) won its 11th straight in the series. Xylina McDaniel and Stephanie Mavunga added 12 points each for UNC. UNC has won 12 of its last 13 games.

Marion Jones Named An ACC Basketball Legend

Marion Jones, a member of UNC's 1994 National Championship squad, will represent the Tar Heels in the 10th annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends, announced Wednesday. The Legends will be honored at the 2014 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, held March 5-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Jones is recognized as one of the finest athletes ever to compete at UNC.

Ivory Latta brings toughness, perspective to Tar Heels

Ivory Latta — the 2006 national player of the year and UNC’s all-time leading scorer — is no longer the fiery college point guard who led the Tar Heels to back-to-back Final Fours with a playing style that reflected her coach’s toughness. She’s the fiery pro point guard hired as UNC’s assistant coach in July 2013 to help the team return to national prominence.

Xylina McDaniel steps up for UNC

Xylina McDaniel looks at all these freshmen sometimes and shakes her head. "Lord, did I act like them?" she asks, laughing. "And I'm sure I did." It wouldn't take much for the North Carolina forward to try and recall those days. They were only a year ago. But McDaniel is a sophomore now, and that qualifies her as a veteran on this youthful North Carolina team.

UNC Women's Basketball Moves To No. 7 In AP Poll

The North Carolina women's basketball team is ranked seventh this week in the Associated Press poll, released on Monday. At 16-3 overall, the Tar Heels have won 11 of their last 12 games to earn the highest ranking for the program since January 2010. Carolina polished off Boston College, 73-56, on Sunday to run its record to 4-1 in the ACC.

Allisha Gray, Xylina McDaniel Score 16 Each In Win Over BC

Allisha Gray and Xylina McDaniel scored 16 points apiece to lead No. 9 North Carolina to 73-56 ACC victory over Boston College Sunday. Diamond DeShields added 12 points as the Tar Heels broke the game open in the second half, leading by as many as 21 points, but still came up 14 points under their season scoring average.

Diamond DeShields Selected To Wooden Midseason List

North Carolina freshman Diamond DeShields has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Women's Midseason Top 20 list. The Norcross, Ga., product is the only freshman listed among some of the most elite players in the sport. DeShields is averaging a team-leading 16.4 points in helping her ninth-ranked Tar Heels to a 15-3 record and its best national ranking in three seasons.

Sylvia Hatchell Among Nominees for Kay Yow Champion Award

Several Tar Heels are among nominees for 2014 honors from the Greater Raleigh Sports Council, including two who are candidates for the inaugural Kay Yow Champion Award: UNC women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and Chase Jones, a UNC alum and former member of the baseball team.

Diamond DeShields parlays broken hand into hot hand in win

Breaking her left hand was a blessing as well as a curse for UNC freshman Diamond DeShields. While the injury to her non-shooting hand affected her passing and dribbling, DeShields said that it also made her a more accurate shooter. DeShields was 4 of 8 from behind the arc and scored a game-high 24 points Thursday as No. 9 UNC beat Clemson 78-55 at Carmichael Arena.

No. 9 Tar Heel Women Roll Past Clemson, 78-55

Once Diamond DeShields started heating up for No. 9 North Carolina, it was all over. DeShields had 24 points and the Tar Heels shot 55 percent from the field in a 78-55 victory over Clemson on Thursday night. The freshman scored 18 points during a 13-minute stretch that spilled over into the second half. "Things have just been looking a lot more clear when I'm out there," DeShields said

UNC's Hatchell makes first public speaking appearance since cancer diagnosis

North Carolina women's head basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell made her first public appearance Wednesday since being diagnosed with cancer. Hatchell appeared at the Raleigh Sports Club at Ridge Road Baptist Church. "I'm a little bit tired. This is the first time I've been out doing speaking like this, but these people have been loyal to me in the past," Hatchell said of the Raleigh Sports Club.

Stephanie Mavunga: Warrior Princess

Her name is Stephanie; her name is Tafadzwa. She's from the Midwest; she was born in Zimbabwe. She is a fierce competitor; she is a princess. She's never met a stranger; she misses her family. She takes her faith seriously, but not herself. Don't try to put Stephanie Mavunga into a box-she won't fit. Not her 6-3 frame and not her equally large personality.

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