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Sylvia Hatchell: What I'm Thankful For

I have told some people that my leukemia diagnosis is a blessing, and the first thing they ask me is, "How can you say it's a blessing?" First of all, my belief is that God is sovereign. I said a long time ago, "I'm all yours." And when you say that, you better mean it, because you don't know what it could bring. I'm not bitter. I know there is a reason for this.

Video: One-on-one with UNC AD Bubba Cunningham

WRAL-TV anchor Jeff Gravley sat down with UNC Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham Tuesday to talk about Dean Smith Center renovations, Sylvia Hatchell, P.J. Hairston and much more.

Tar Heel Women Top Coppin State, 91-51

Diamond DeShields led the Tar Heels with 16 points and five steals in the 91-51 win over Coppin State on Sunday at Carmichael Arena. Carolina had four score double digits in the final home game before the team heads south to the Cancun Challenge over the Thanksgiving holiday. Jessica Washington recorded her first career start as a Tar Heel, posted 14 points and five assists.

UNC Women Dominate Coastal Carolina, 106-52

Freshmen scoring powered the No. 12 North Carolina past the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Thursday evening at Carmichael Arena. Leading the Tar Heels were freshmen Stephanie Mavunga and Diamond DeShields with 20 and 21 points, respectively. Mavunga was 10-10 for the night also capturing 13 rebounds, five blocks, and three assists.

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.

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