Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.
Turner's Take: The Swarm
Michigan State had walloped Hampton 91-61, and the Spartans awaited the Tar Heels. But Carolina took the lessons learned from Sunday and applied them to Tuesday night’s second-round game: Don’t let the other team dictate tempo, take quality shots and be active defensively. The result was a 62-53 win in a game the Tar Heels led by as many as 26.
UNC women beat Michigan State to advance to Sweet 16
Freshman Diamond DeShields had 24 points and a season-high 12 rebounds to help North Carolina beat Michigan State 62-53 on Tuesday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Fellow rookie Allisha Gray added 10 points for the fourth-seeded Tar Heels, who led by nine at halftime then dominated the opening minutes of the second half to turn the game into a rout.
Carolina Women Play Michigan State Tuesday For Spot in Sweet 16
North Carolina star freshman Diamond DeShields struggled for much of her NCAA tournament debut. It was a much different story for Michigan State's Aerial Powers. Their teams meet Tuesday in the NCAA tournament's second round, with each all-conference rookie knowing she'll play a big factor in determining whether her team reaches the round of 16 in the Stanford Regional.
Sylvia Hatchell looks forward to returning -- next season
Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell says her doctors expect her to be recovered from leukemia and directing the UNC women’s basketball team from the bench next year. In the meantime, she’s rooting for the Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament, frustrated she’s been sidelined since being diagnosed with the disease in October.
UNC Women Overcome UT Martin in Thriller, 60-58
Xylina McDaniel made the shot down the stretch and then added a put back off an offensive rebound with 56 seconds left to put North Carolina ahead for good, helping the fourth-seeded Tar Heels overcome an 18-point second half deficit and defeat UT Martin 60-58 on Sunday. She finished with 14 points, helping UNC advance to a second-round matchup with No. 5 Michigan State on Tuesday.
UNC women to open NCAAs today without Sylvia Hatchell
An edge the Tar Heels anticipated was the return of veteran coach Sylvia Hatchell today. Hatchell, who just completed a final round of cancer treatment, has missed the entire season and had hoped to return today, but that’s been pushed back. UNC might need all the advantages they do have at 3 p.m. in Carmichael Arena today (ESPN) when they meet No. 13 seed UT Martin.
Student-Athletes' Outreach Hours Top Last Year's Total
While representing the University of North Carolina in intercollegiate competition, UNC teams all focus on different numbers: goals scored, assists given, averages raised, rebounds grabbed, routines nailed, PRs run, distances covered. But here’s one impressive number on which they all worked together: 2176.
DeShields, UNC freshmen ready for NCAA test
UNC forward Diamond DeShields, the espnW National Freshman of the Year, hasn’t been fazed by much during her first season of college basketball. But she seemed puzzled while watching the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship selection show Monday. UNC earned the No. 4 seed in the Stanford Region and will host No. 13 Tennessee-Martin in the first round on Sunday at Carmichael Arena.
Carolina Women Selected 4th Seed in Stanford Region
The UNC women's basketball team earned an at-large spot in the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship on Monday evening. Carolina, with an overall record of 24-9, is the No. 4-seed in the Stanford Region and will play No. 13-seed UT Martin (24-7) on Sunday in Chapel Hill at Carmichael Arena in a first round game. The game will tip at 3 p.m.
espnW Selects Diamond DeShields As National Freshman Of The Year
North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields has been named National Freshman of the Year by espnW. DeShields, the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year and first team All-ACC selection, is averaging 18.0 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Tar Heels during the 2013-14 season. The Norcross, Ga., native ranks sixth nationally among freshmen in scoring.
Gray and DeShields: Two in the zone
Diamond DeShields was the first freshman to be named ACC Player of the Week since 2002. Both she and Allisha Gray have crested 30 points in a game, the first time a UNC frosh has done so since Ivory Latta in 2003-04. Twenty years ago, UNC won that National Title, and now there’s these two first-year players want to add another one to the cupboard.
ACC Coaches Select Diamond DeShields As Rookie Of The Year
North Carolina's Diamond DeShields was voted ACC Rookie of the Year by the league's 15 head coaches, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford. DeShields has made an immediate impact as a freshman, ranking ninth among ACC scorers at 18.0 points per game while also ranking among the conference leaders in steals (1.7 per game) and free-throw shooting (76.1 percent).
Diamond DeShields, Allisha Gray Named All-ACC By Head Coaches
UNC freshmen Diamond DeShields and Allisha Gray earned all-conference honors from the 15 ACC head coaches, announced Monday. The voting was nearly identical to the Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC selections that were announced on March 4. DeShields was a first team all-league selection as the only freshman named among the 15 players listed on the first and second teams.
UNC Women Fall to Duke in ACC Semifinals
Ka'lia Johnson hit the go-ahead free throws with 44 seconds left to help No. 10 Duke rally past No. 13 North Carolina 66-61 in Saturday's semifinals of the ACC tournament. UNC's Diamond DeShields led all scorers with 25 points. Classmates Allisha Gray had 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting from distance and Stephanie Mavunga provided 13 points and nine rebounds.
Carolina Women Hold Off Maryland In ACC Quarterfinals
UNC's Allisha Gray barely got to play in her ACC tournament debut. She more than made up for it in Friday night in the quarterfinals, turning in a big performance that helped make Maryland's final trip here a short one. Gray had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help the No. 13 Tar Heels beat the No. 8 Terrapins 73-70, sending UNC to the semifinals against Duke.