UNC Women's Basketball
Complete coverage of North Carolina Women's Basketball.
Allisha Gray Named ACC Rookie Of The Week
North Carolina freshman guard Allisha Gray was named ACC Rookie of the Week on Monday for her performance in leading the Tar Heels to a road win at UCLA last week. Gray scored 30 points in the 78-68 win against the Bruins on Sunday night in Los Angeles, becoming the first UNC freshman to score 30 points in a game since Ivory Latta during the 2003-04 season.
Allisha Gray Scores 30 In Road Win At UCLA
Freshman Allisha Gray scored a game-high 30 points to lead No. 12/14 North Carolina to a 78-68 victory at UCLA Sunday at Pauley Pavilion. Gray becomes the first Carolina freshman to score 30 points in a game since Ivory Latta in 2003-04. She also hauled in 10 rebounds for her second-straight double-double after a 15-point, 10-rebound performance Monday against Tennessee.
The Story Behind “Go Heels Go America!”
From Tar Heel fans and Carolina alumni serving overseas, patriotic celebrations at sporting events in Chapel Hill, t-shirts in the student stores and sorority cocktails, “Go Heels Go America” is a phrase that has gained tremendous popularity within the Tar Heel community. If you were in Chapel Hill for the Homecoming festivities over the weekend, it was everywhere. But where did it come from?
No. 11 Tar Heel Women Fall 81-65 To No. 4 Tennessee
Fourth-ranked Tennessee passed its early road test with some physical defense that flustered No. 12 North Carolina's talented youngsters. Ariel Massengale scored a career-high 20 points to help the Lady Vols beat the Tar Heels 81-65 on Monday night. Freshman Allisha Gray had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead UNC.
UNC’s freshmen face early test vs. Lady Vols
After leading No. 12 North Carolina to a 51-point win in the season opener, the top-rated freshman class in the country will make its debut on national television today against No. 4 Tennessee at Carmichael Arena (9 p.m., ESPN2). The four-player class had an impressive debut in the 87-26 win over Air Force. But Diamond DeShields said that even before facing Air Force, she was thinking about Tennessee.
UNC plays 'Sylvia Hatchell basketball' and crushes Air Force
Naismith Hall of Famer Sylvia Hatchell wasn’t on the sidelines because of her recent leukemia diagnosis, but her style of basketball — suffocating defense and up-tempo offense — was very much on display as No. 12 North Carolina opened its season. The Tar Heels scored 30 points off 30 turnovers and held Air Force to 14 percent shooting in an 87-26 win Friday at Carmichael Arena.
No. 12 UNC Women Roll Past Air Force 87-26
North Carolina got the fast start Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell would've demanded from her heralded freshman class. Diamond DeShields scored 16 points in her first college game to help the No. 12 Tar Heels beat Air Force 87-26 in the opener for both teams. Fellow rookie Stephanie Mavunga added 16 points and 13 rebounds for a Tar Heels team playing without Hatchell.
Video: Sylvia Hatchell comes home from the hospital
North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell discusses her fight against Leukemia and her plans for the future as she returns home from the hospital Thursday.
Sylvia Hatchell back home after cancer treatments
North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is back home recovering from cancer treatments. Hatchell has been hospitalized at the Lineberger Cancer center for the past several weeks after being diagnosed with leukemia. Coach Hatchell tweeted Thursday, "there's no place like home" and she thanked the folks at the hospital.
UNC Women hope for memorable anniversary season
It has been almost 20 years since North Carolina became the first ACC women’s basketball program to win the NCAA championship. With many of the key players from a 29-win team returning and the nation’s top-rated recruiting class joining them, the Tar Heels are hoping for a memorable anniversary season. Not that it will be smooth sailing.
Interim coach Calder plans to use Hatchell's blueprint
Andrew Calder no longer is the man behind Sylvia Hatchell on the North Carolina women’s basketball bench. He has come front and center as Hatchell takes an indefinite leave of absence while she receives treatments for leukemia. Calder has been on board with Hatchell since she began coaching the Tar Heels, but this is a different role.
Total Access: North Carolina Women's Basketball
All three Triangle women's basketball programs have been to the Women's Final Four: Duke four times, UNC three, and NC State once. The Tar Heels have the lone national championship, in 1994. North Carolina has the top-rated freshmen class in the country, but they will have to begin their college careers without Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell on the sidelines, as she battles leukemia.
Carolina Women Cruise To Exhibition Win Over Wingate
No. 12 North Carolina cruised to a 93-61 victory over Wingate in an exhibition women's basketball game Tuesday night at Carmichael Arena. Freshman Allisha Gray led North Carolina with 15 points to pace six double-figure scorers. Diamond DeShields added 14 points and Stephanie Mavunga tossed in 11 points. N'Dea Bryant, Xylina McDaniel and Brittany Rountree all had 10 points apiece
Doctors Offer Optimistic Update For Sylvia Hatchell
NC Cancer Hospital doctors are giving an optimistic update for the condition of UNC women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell. "Coach Hatchell is doing great," said Dr. Pete Voorhees with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the NC Cancer Hospital. "She has tolerated therapy exceptionally well, and early indicators are that the leukemia is responding to therapy."
Sylvia Hatchell Tweets Shaved Head
Sylvia Hatchell continues her battle with leukemia, and Wednesday she tweeted a photo to show fans she hasn’t lost her spirit and her fight. The tweet says “Hello again Tarheel, we had a shave my head party with the doctors and nurses tonight. Miss you guys and my team.”