UNC Women's Basketball

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

Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell goes positive despite cloud over program

Sylvia Hatchell came ready to repel doom and gloom associated with the UNC women’s basketball program. “I see it as an opportunity to show everybody, including you,” Hatchell told reporters Wednesday at the ACC women’s basketball media day. Hatchell’s program has come under scrutiny during the NCAA’s investigation into academic fraud involving athletes at the university. (Burlington Times News)

What to know from ACC Women's Basketball Media Day

Reporters flocked to Greensboro for the annual ACC Women's Basketball Media Day on Wednesday to speak with players and coaches ahead of the 2015-16 season. Representing the UNC women's basketball team were Coach Sylvia Hatchell, sophomore guard Jamie Cherry and senior forward Xylina McDaniel. Here are some things to note from Wednesday's events. (Daily Tar Heel)

Destinee Walker, Stephanie Watts Named To ACC Watch List

Freshmen guards Destinee Walker and Stephanie Watts of the North Carolina women’s basketball team have been named to the ACC’s Newcomer Watch List, as voted upon by the league’s head coaches. Both Walker and Watts were named McDonald’s All-Americans as high school seniors in 2015, and figure to be key pieces to the Tar Heels success in 2015-16. (

UNC Women's Basketball Has The Most Experienced Staff In America

163. That is the total number of years the UNC women’s basketball staff has been coaching going back to the early 1970’s. One might say its the most experienced coaching staff in college basketball. Hall of Fame head coach Sylvia Hatchell, with more than 900 career victories, is in her 43rd year on the sidelines where she has amassed the second most wins in the history of the sport. (

Sylvia Hatchell looking at game through new lens after bout with leukemia

Sylvia Hatchell’s mannerisms do not portray that of a woman who faced a near-death bout with leukemia two years ago. The second winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history said she is determined to continue her success at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and that her battles with leukemia have allowed her to look at the game in a different light. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Women's Basketball Team Building Weekend Continued

The North Carolina women’s basketball weekend team-building retreat continued in Myrtle Beach and it was an action packed Saturday for the Tar Heels. Here is a first-person account from freshman Destinee Walker, a Florida native that will be a vital back-court piece for Coach Hatchell this season. (

UNC Women's Basketball Enjoys Team Building Weekend At The Beach

The UNC women’s basketball team is certainly no stranger to the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area, having been playing games on the Grand Strand for many years. On Friday, players, coaches and staff boarded a bus and made the brief trip from Chapel Hill to Cherry Grove for a fun-filled weekend of team-building as the pre-season continues for the Tar Heels. (

UNC Women's Basketball Visits CPALS Family Retreat

The UNC women’s basketball team spent a few hours at the CPALS Family Retreat this past Saturday in Chapel Hill. Carolina Pediatric Attention Love and Support, or CPALS, is a University Organization of Registered College Student Volunteers that help to provide a variety of social and emotional support to pediatric patients and their families as they face cancer or a life-threatening blood disorder. (

Video: Sylvia Hatchell Discusses 2015-16 UNC Women's Basketball Schedule

Head coach Sylvia Hatchell discusses the 2015-16 UNC women's basketball schedule which features non-conference games against Northwestern, Gonzaga and Southern Miss as well as an always competitive ACC schedule. Read More...

UNC Releases Women's Basketball Schedule

UNC released its 2015-16 women’s basketball schedule on Wednesday. The Tar Heels begin the season at home against Gardner-Webb on Friday, Nov. 13 to tip-off a 31-game regular season schedule. Carolina will play a 16-game ACC slate, featuring home-and-home games against long-standing rivals Duke and NC State. Louisville will visit Carmichael Arena for the first time. (

UNC In The WNBA Update

The 2015 WNBA regular season has less than two weeks remaining. Let’s check in with UNC’s six former standouts in the league. Camille Little has started all 30 games in her first season with the Connecticut Sun, and is averaging 8.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Little scored a season-high 22 points against Atlanta on Aug. 23. (

Editorial mistaken about Hatchell

As a women’s basketball season ticketholder, a faculty member and a female, I felt compelled to respond to the misleading Daily Tar Heel editorial from Thursday on the women’s basketball situation. Many recent articles and letters have touted claims that women’s basketball is being offered up as the sacrificial lamb in our scandal to save the revenue sports. (Daily Tar Heel)

A Life Inspired: Jessica Breland's heart-stirring ascension

Chicago Sky forward Jessica Breland has had to overcome a lot in her lifetime, from overcoming Hodgkin's lymphoma to placing her career on hold; all on the path of becoming an WNBA All-star. Breland's story is for basketball fans worldwide, in hopes that they will find strength in her struggle to overcome. (Swish Appeal)

Refusing to Argue With Stupidity

The fact that the N&O editorial board has resorted to throwing the kitchen sink at the UNC scandal in hopes that by throwing around inflammatory terms like “sexism” they may just catch the eye of some national hot-take artist. That or their target audience is literally PackPride. Either way it’s truly a recklessness that reeks of desperation. (Tar Heel Depot)

No One Scapegoating Hatchell

Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s contract extends three more years, to 2018. Three other UNC coaches, including women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy, received contract extensions earlier this summer, but Hatchell did not. Her supporters and other commentators have subsequently claimed UNC is denying her an extension because they are scapegoating her for the paper-class scandal. (

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Women's Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 64
NC State: 77
Thu, Mar 1

ACC Women's Basketball Standings
Notre Dame15-134-3
Florida State12-426-7
NC State11-526-9
Virginia Tech6-1023-14
Georgia Tech6-1020-14
Wake Forest5-1114-17
North Carolina4-1215-16
Boston College2-147-23

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