Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.
Carolina Recognizes Tar Heel Trailblazers
In recognition of Black History Month, UNC honored four African-American pioneers - Courtney Bumpers, Robyn Hadley, Ricky Lanier and Charles Scott - as its inaugural Tar Heel Trailblazers, the first in an ongoing program to celebrate those who have shaped Carolina athletics.
West Florida coach Stephanie Yelton reflects on 1994 national championship as UNC player
On April 3, 1994, the University of North Carolina women’s basketball earned the program’s first national championship on a last-second three-pointer from Charlotte Smith. Trailing by two with 0.7 seconds on the clock, UWF women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton inbounded the ball to Smith on the right wing.
Women's Hoops Falls At Notre Dame
Kayla McBride scored 28 points and Natalie Achonwa added 24 to lead second-ranked Notre Dame to a 98-75 victory over No. 14 North Carolina on Thursday to finish the regular season unbeaten at home. Xylina McDaniel led UNC with 18 points and Diamond DeShields had 17 and is one point shy of Erlana Larkin's freshman record of 496 points scored in the 2004-05 season.
Finding Their Fit
Because many new names grace this year's UNC women's basketball roster, solidifying the starting lineup and finding the right rotations have been a work in progress. In the 28 games played this season, there have been 11 unique starting lineups and ten players on the 13-person roster have started at least one game.
UNC Women Upended By Hokies, 50-47
No. 11/8 North Carolina was upended 50-47 by Virginia Tech on Sunday at Carmichael Arena. UNC had a chance to send the game into overtime in the waning seconds, but Diamond DeShields' three pointer rolled off the rim to cap a tough shooting night for the Tar Heels. UNC shot just 26.8 percent for the game, a season low, and was held under 65 points for the first time all year.
Five Double-Digit Scorers Lead UNC Women Over Virginia
Stephanie Mavunga's 17-point, 10-rebound performance led No. 11/8 North Carolina to an 80-74 victory at Virginia Thursday night from John Paul Jones Arena. North Carolina put five players in double figures with Allisha Gray scoring a team-high 18 points. Diamond DeShields had all 13 of her points in the second half, and Latifah Coleman and N'Dea Bryant added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Diamond DeShields growing accustomed to the spotlight
North Carolina freshman Diamond DeShields has grown accustomed to the spotlight. She came to Carolina ranked as the nation's top incoming recruit, but despite all of that success on the court, basketball was never DeShields' first love. DeShields actually started by playing tennis, even training with Richard Williams, the coach and father of Venus and Serena.
More National Awards Pour In For Diamond DeShields
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields as its Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's National Player of the Week. DeShields, a 6-1 freshman, averaged 29.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game with a .541 field goal percentage as the Tar Heels picked up three ACC wins, including road triumphs at No. 3 Duke and No. 10 N.C. State.
UNC Sweeps Weekly ACC Women's Basketball Awards
No. 11/10 North Carolina swept the weekly ACC Women's Basketball awards handed out on Monday. Diamond DeShields earned Player of the Week honors, while Allisha Gray garners another Rookie of the Week award. DeShields, who was also named ESPNW's National Player of the Week, averaged 29 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
UNC's Diamond DeShields is ESPN player of the week
North Carolina's Diamond DeShields scored 38 points Sunday in an 89-82 victory over the Wolfpack, the most ever in a game for a UNC women's hoops freshman. It's also the most any Tar Heel has scored in a game since Tracy Reid's 42 in 1998. That was in a triple-overtime game; DeShields played 36 minutes Sunday.
Diamond cuts down another
The No. 17 Tar Heels won their third straight game with an 89-82 win over No. 10 N.C. State Wolfpack at Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday. Diamond DeShields scored 38 points. Along with fellow freshman Allisha Gray, who contributed 18 points and six rebounds, the tandem took care of 63 percent of the Tar Heels’ scoring to beat another ranked Triangle-area team in less than a week.
Video: Diamond DeShields Lifts UNC Past NC State
North Carolina freshman Diamond DeShields scored a season-high 38 points to help No. 17 UNC beat No. 10 NC State 89-82 Sunday in Raleigh.
DeShields Scores 38 In 89-82 Win At NC State
Freshman Diamond DeShields scored 27 of her season-high 38 points after halftime to help No. 17 North Carolina beat No. 10 North Carolina State 89-82 on Sunday. Fellow rookie Allisha Gray scored 15 of her 18 points after halftime in her own big performance for the Tar Heels (20-6, 8-4 ACC), who beat a top-10 opponent on the road for the second time this week.
Pitt Panthers make long trip in bad weather to play UNC women's basketball
They came from 328 miles away, first by plane, then by bus, traveling with the speed of a horse-drawn carriage. The Pittsburgh women’s basketball team began its odyssey to Chapel Hill two hours early Wednesday. Their Thursday night game against UNC remained on-schedule, immune to snow, ice and the threat of postponement. So, too, was Pitt — on schedule, on the road, ready to play.
Allisha Gray Leads North Carolina Over Pittsburgh
Allisha Gray and Diamond DeShields combined for 40 points in leading No. 17/10 North Carolina to an 86-50 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night from Carmichael Arena. North Carolina (19-6, 7-4 ACC) won its second game in the last four days on the strength of Gray's team-leading 21 points, her third-straight game with at least 20 points. DeShields finished up with 19 points.