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UNC Women Slide in Basketball Polls While Men Remain Unranked

The North Carolina women’s basketball team fell to No. 13 in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Monday. The 17-5 Tar Heels dropped seven places after a rough week containing a pair of home losses to Syracuse and Miami. As for the men, despite a successful week that included a win at Georgia Tech and a home victory over rival N.C. State, the Tar Heels remain unranked at 14-7. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: 1994 UNC Women's Basketball National Championship Reunion

The 1994 Women's Basketball National Champions were recognized during halftime of the North Carolina vs. Miami women's game February 2nd in honor of the 20 year anniversary of UNC's Title. (View Video...)

UNC Women Fall In Comeback Against Miami, 83-80

Miami upset No. 6 North Carolina 83-80 on Sunday despite a 19-point comeback led by four Tar Heels in double digits. Miami's Keyona Hayes added 14 points, including a crucial second-chance layup with a minute to go, for the Hurricanes, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Xylina McDaniel and Diamond DeShields had 18 points each for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

No. 6 Tar Heel Women Fall to Syracuse, 78-73

Brianna Butler scored 22 points to help Syracuse erase an 18-point deficit and beat No. 6 North Carolina 78-73 on Thursday night. Brittney Sykes had 17 points for the Orange (16-5, 5-3 ACC), who trailed 50-32 with 18 minutes remaining. Diamond DeShields scored 21 points to lead the Tar Heels (17-4, 5-2), who had 18 of their 29 turnovers in the second half. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heel Trailblazer: Robyn Hadley

After her time at UNC, Robyn Hadley traveled to England’s Oxford University as the first African-American female from the South to be awarded the Cecil B. Rhodes Scholarship. There, she had the opportunity to study international business and even captain the basketball club, becoming the first woman to be awarded a Blue (the equivalent of a varsity letter) for athletic competition. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (Daily Tar Heel)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (Daily Tar Heel)

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. (ESPN.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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