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Diamond DeShields to transfer from UNC
National freshman of the year Diamond DeShields is transferring from North Carolina. DeShields scored 648 points this past season, more than any freshman in ACC history, and led the Tar Heels to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell said in a statement that she did not “know or understand” why DeShields is leaving.
Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy Awards
UNC Athletics celebrated a year's worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show.
Three From UNC Women's Basketball Named Freshman All-America
Three North Carolina women's basketball players were named to Full Court's Freshman All-America teams. Diamond DeShields was placed on the first team, Allisha Gray landed on the second team and Stephanie Mavunga was an honorable mention selection. No other team had more than one player named among the group of 21 players selected.
Diamond DeShields Hauling In The Accolades
North Carolina women’s basketball star Diamond DeShields has been honored as the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. The announcement was made at the Bridgestone Arena, prior to the Women’s Final Four. DeShields and the Tar Heels fell just short of a trip to Nashville, falling to Stanford in the Elite Eight.
UNC women's postmortem: No tears, optimism reigns
The most devastating scenes in college sports are often the losing locker rooms at the NCAA Tournament, when seniors realize their careers are over and their teammates wonder if they just missed their best chance to achieve their ultimate goal. Yet there were no tears from the players after North Carolina lost to Stanford 74-65 on Tuesday night.
UNC women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell in complete remission after leukemia diagnosis
Sylvia Hatchell cut off her hair herself rather than let it fall out during her treatment for leukemia. Now it’s growing back, a physical sign of her recovery. “I don’t mind showing you,” she said in her office on Tuesday afternoon while she reached for her wig.
Young Tar Heels accomplish plenty, aim for more
North Carolina's talented youngsters thrived all season despite never playing a game with their Hall of Fame head coach on the sideline. With another year of maturity and the return of Sylvia Hatchell, the Tar Heels are poised to do more next year. The Tar Heels (27-10) reached an NCAA regional final for the first time in six years before falling to Stanford 74-65.
Cardinal crushes UNC women’s basketball title dreams
The tears trickled down his face, the gut-wrenching emotion evident in his quavering voice as he spoke between gasps of air. Associate head coach Andrew Calder didn’t want to accept it. Didn’t want to believe that his No. 4 seeded North Carolina women’s basketball season was over after a 74-65 loss at the hands of No. 2 seeded Stanford. The tears kept coming. “I want to first thank coach Hatchell.”
Tar Heel Women Fall To Stanford In Regional Final, 74-65
Chiney Ogwumike had 20 points and 10 rebounds as second-seeded Stanford beat North Carolina 74-65 on Tuesday night in the regional final on the Cardinal's home floor. Allisha Gray scored 19 points for No. 4 seed UNC, which couldn't pull off a Final Four reunion with Sylvia Hatchell after the coach's season-long battle with leukemia.
Sylvia Hatchell coaches UNC from afar
While her UNC women’s basketball team was preparing for its Elite 8 matchup with No. 2 Stanford tonight at 9 p.m., coach Sylvia Hatchell pulled up a chair at her office in Carmichael Arena. The Daily Tar Heel’s Aaron Dodson and Daniel Wilco caught up with Hatchell, talking about Hatchell’s role on the team during her battle with leukemia, the Stanford game plan, and more.
An Elite Challenge For UNC Women
It may be April Fool's Day, but the UNC women's basketball team is out to prove that they are not fooling around. The same team whose season nearly ended nine days ago as they narrowly defeated No. 12 seed UT-Martin in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament knocked off top-seeded South Carolina on Sunday and secured a spot in the Elite Eight.
Delino DeShields enjoying UNC's run
If anyone is looking for Pensacola Blue Wahoos manager Delino DeShields tonight, odds are pretty good he won’t be found. The skipper has a vested interest in watching tonight’s NCAA women’s basketball region final between North Carolina and Stanford as his daughter, Diamond DeShields, is playing a major role in the No.4-seeded Tar Heels making their way into the Elite Eight.
Young Tar Heels comfy away from home
No. 12 North Carolina has played its best away from home, an unusual trend for a team in which four of the top six scorers are freshmen. The Tar Heels need for that to continue as they get ready for their most important road game of the season — an NCAA Tournament regional final at No. 6 Stanford (9 p.m., ESPN). “It’s nice getting buckets that silence the crowd,” Allisha Gray said.
It's Stanford experience vs. UNC youth
Just how much value is there in "Been there, done that"? Fourth-seeded North Carolina, a team that starts three freshmen and two sophomores, will face off against second-seeded Stanford, a team led by a senior star, a fifth-year anchor and a junior point guard with more than 100 starts under her belt -- all of whom have had the experience of playing in at least one Final Four.
UNC's Diamond DeShields iffy for Elite Eight
North Carolina star Diamond DeShields didn’t practice Monday and will be a game-time decision today when No. 12 UNC plays at No. 6 Stanford in the Elite Eight on Tuesday (9 p.m., ESPN). DeShields sprained both her right ankle and left knee in the first half of Sunday’s Sweet 16 win over South Carolina. She returned and played the entire second half.