UNC Women's Basketball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.

UNC Women Win 7th Straight Over NC State, 72-56

Stephanie Mavunga had 23 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 9 UNC beat rival NC State 72-56 on Sunday in the ACC opener for both teams. Brittany Rountree added 14 points and four 3-pointers for the Tar Heels (14-1), who blew it open with a dominating run after halftime. UNC outscored NC State 20-3 coming out of the break, turning a 34-25 halftime edge into a 26-point lead with 12 minutes left. (

Stephanie Mavunga's Career High 26 Leads #9 UNC Over ETSU

Stephanie Mavunga scored a career-high 26 points to lead No. 9 North Carolina past East Tennessee State 95-62 on Friday. Mavunga shot 13 of 14 from the floor for the Tar Heels (13-1), who shot a season-best 57 percent from the floor. Jamie Cherry added 13 points and Jessica Washington had 10 points for North Carolina. Allisha Gray had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels. (

Jessica Washington Scores 16, No. 9 UNC beats Albany 71-56

Jessica Washington scored 16 points off the bench, and No. 9 North Carolina beat Albany 71-56 on Tuesday. Allisha Gray added 15 points and Stephanie Mavunga had 14 for the Tar Heels (12-1). The Tar Heels played for the first time without junior forward Xylina McDaniel, who is out for the season after hurting her lower right leg in a win over Elon on Dec. 21. (

Top Tar Heel Moments of 2014

Court Storm: There's always a special energy level at the Smith Center for UNC-Duke games. But this one was different. That's because the game had been postponed after a snowstorm buried the Triangle. Students that had waited hours in the snow on the initial game day had to wait an additional eight days for the rescheduled date. The result was a Smith Center bursting with anticipation. (Inside Carolina)

Happy Holiday ‘Hardwood’ Season For Tar Heels

It was a clean sweep for the Tar Heels on the hardwood over the weekend. The women took full advantage of a pre-Christmas beach vacation, while the men earned that signature win they had been hoping for. A fourth loss wouldn’t have been devastating for the men’s team, but an 82-74 win was a much better outcome for Roy Williams’ squad Saturday. (

UNC Women Cruise Past Elon in Myrtle Beach

Allisha Gray scored 20 points and Stephanie Mavunga added 10 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 6 North Carolina beat Elon 85-67 at the Carolinas Challenge on Sunday. The Tar Heels (11-1) led just 46-43 at halftime, but opened the final period with a 23-8 run to take control over Elon, coached by former North Carolina star and NCAA tournament star Charlotte Smith. (

UNC Women Bounce Back With Convincing Win Over Maine

Allisha Gray scored 17 points and No. 6 North Carolina bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 65-36 victory over Maine at the Carolinas Challenge on Friday night. The Tar Heels (10-1) fell to No. 16 Oregon State 70-55 on Tuesday night, yet opened with a 14-0 lead in this one and looked like they'd easily run past the Black Bears (7-4). (

If 3s fall, could UNC’s women win it all?

Through 10 games, North Carolina’s women’s basketball team offers plenty of reasons to believe that the Tar Heels are national contenders. Exposed in the 10th game, though, were flaws that could hamper a Final Four run. Could this be the best UNC team in years? With a familiar fast-paced tempo that’s more under control at times than in past seasons, it’s possible. (Raleigh & Company)

No. 16 Oregon State upsets No. 6 Tar Heel Women

For the No. 6 North Carolina women’s basketball team, a perfect storm of errors began brewing in Carmichael Arena shortly after tip-off Tuesday night. No. 16 Oregon State was able to expose and exacerbate every Tar Heel flaw in UNC’s 70-55 loss. It was a performance UNC junior Xylina McDaniel struggled to comprehend. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Carolina Rundown: December 16

The Heels will see some familiar faces on the UNCG bench tonight. Carolina is No. 24 in the new AP poll. James Michael McAdoo is impressing the Warriors in the D League. Danny Green had 12 points. Marvin Williams had 10 points. Wayne Ellington scored seven. (

Carolina Rundown: December 15

Bruce Carter played well on Sunday Night Football, making six tackles and grabbing a game-sealing interception. Giovani Bernard had 79 yards on the ground and 24 yards receiving. All-America honors for two UNC men's soccer players. The volleyball team defeated Oregon to advance to the NCAA regional final for the first time in school history, but fell to Texas in the round of eight. (

Stephanie Mavunga's 19 Points Leads UNC Over App State

Stephanie Mavunga had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 6 North Carolina to an 84-52 win over Appalachian State on Sunday. Allisha Gray added 12 points for the Tar Heels (8-0) and also gave them an early scare. The team's leading scorer was taken to the locker room with an ankle injury after making a layup in the first half but returned six minutes later. (

UNC women's basketball's 8-0 mark has nice ring to it

Acing exams was the focus last week for the No. 6 North Carolina women’s basketball players. They’ve already been acing the season, 8-0 with wins over nationally ranked teams, including narrowly escaping Piscataway, New Jersey, with a 96-93, double-overtime win over Rutgers on Dec. 4. Twenty years ago, UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell had a team similarly positioned. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Carolina Rundown: December 12

It appears Kentucky has lost a starter to a torn ACL. Jonathan Cooper got his second career start in the Thursday night game as Arizona beat St. Louis, 12-6. Ed Davis is adjusting to a starting role with the Lakers. Three Tar Heels were invited to the MLS combine. (

Ms. Green Light, Allisha Gray

Teammates refer to sophomore sharpshooter Allisha Gray as quietly confident. Off of the court, she is as reserved as they come and often gets a hard time for her modest quietness. Yet, despite her unassuming nature as a person, Gray has proved that she is anything but reserved on the court. (

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ACC Women's Basketball Scoreboard
#17 FSU30
at Florida26
2:00 IN 2ND

South Alabama19
at NC State30
5:07 IN 2ND

USC Upstate0
at Virginia Tech0
Friday 9:00 PM

Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Women's Basketball Standings
(9) Louisville0-04-0
NC State0-03-0
Georgia Tech0-03-0
(6) Notre Dame0-02-0
(12) Duke0-02-0
(18) Florida State0-02-0
Virginia Tech0-02-0
North Carolina0-02-1
Boston College0-02-1
Wake Forest0-02-1

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