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Carolina Men's Basketball Holds Steady at No. 19, Women Stay in Top Ten

North Carolina men’s basketball remains locked in at No. 19 in the latest AP poll released Monday. Following the Tar Heels’ sloppy win against Northern Kentucky, there was no upward movement for the 9-3 squad nationally. As for the women, the Tar Heels are again holding steady at No. 10 in the AP poll with their 11-2 record. (Chapelboro.com)

Sylvia Hatchell fights leukemia, hopes to coach this year

Sylvia Hatchell is fighting to get back to her North Carolina women's basketball program as quickly as possible. The recently-inducted Naismith Hall of Fame coach has been away from sideline duties since October while receiving treatment for leukemia. She spent a month in the hospital for the first round of chemotherapy with more ahead as she holds out hope of getting back by tournament time. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell keeping strength during cancer treatment

Sylvia Hatchell's initial round of cancer treatment lasted about four weeks. Now, with one consolidation treatment completed, she has three more to go, mostly as a precautionary measure, she says. From the time she went into the hospital, she only weighs eight pounds less right now. There are days she says she feels as good as she did before she went in. Now, it's just a waiting game. (FOX Sports)

UNC MBB Ranked No. 19 in Both National Polls, Women Enter Top 10

The Carolina men’s basketball team, 8-3 on the season, is ranked No. 19 in both the AP poll and the USA Today Coaches poll released Monday. Following the Tar Heels’ loss against Texas and overtime win versus Davidson, UNC slid down one spot in the coaches’ poll and four slots in the AP poll. As for the women, the Tar Heels have now moved to No. 10 in the AP poll. (Chapelboro.com)

Alisha Gray Nabs ACC Rookie Of The Week Honors Again

For the second time this season, North Carolina guard Allisha Gray has been named ACC Rookie of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday. Gray was instrumental in leading North Carolina (11-2) to a 3-0 record last week, including a 74-66 victory over previously unbeaten and No. 10-ranked South Carolina down in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (GoHeels.com)

Secret Santas serenade Sylvia Hatchell

UNC women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, right, with a family dog was pleased to see church family, neighbors and UNC folks, about 60 in all, gathered to sing her Christmas carols Saturday evening. Hatchell, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia and has taken a leave from coaching the Tar Heel women's basketball team, is largely housebound in this phase of her treatment. (Chapel Hill News)

Tar Heel Women Score 100 Points Again In Win Over High Point

With head coach Sylvia Hatchell watching her team in person for the first time this season, No. 13 North Carolina put six players in double figures Saturday in a 103-71 victory over High Point at Carmichael Arena. Xylina McDaniel paced UNC (11-2) to its sixth-straight win with 16 points and eight rebounds. Danielle Butts tossed in 14 points, leading a Tar Heel bench that scored 46 points. (GoHeels.com)

Sylvia Hatchell will join UNC women for game Saturday

North Carolina head women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell plans on attending Saturday's game when her Tar Heels host High Point at Carmichael Arena. Tip off is scheduled for 1 p.m. "I'm so excited to be able to come watch our team play tomorrow," said Hatchell. "I'm feeling great right now with my numbers coming back really good," referencing her white blood-cell count. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels Make The Season Brighter

For more than a decade, Tar Heels have made a tradition of helping create happier holidays for local families. The Share Your Holidays program, an annual event for Carolina student-athletes, pairs UNC teams with local families in need. Each team "adopts" one or more local families, shopping for gifts from wish lists provided by the families, then wrapping and delivering the gifts. (GoHeels.com)

Stephanie Mavunga Leads No. 14 UNC Over South Carolina

The 14th ranked Tar Heels gave coach Sylvia Hatchell plenty to smile about with a 74-66 victory over No. 10 South Carolina on Wednesday night. "They're playing for her, there's no doubt about that," said assistant Andrew Calder, who's leading UNC in Hatchell's absence. UNC, which defeated New Orleans 124-41 on Monday, improved to 26-5 all-time in games at Myrtle Beach. (GoHeels.com)

Sylvia Hatchell hoping for return to sideline by season's end

Sylvia Hatchell would love nothing more than to be at work with her North Carolina women's basketball team, deep into her daily to-do list. Cancer has a way, though, of shoving itself to the top of that list and trying to force off everything else. Hatchell, diagnosed with leukemia in early October, hasn't let that happen. Yes, she has had to step away from the sidelines, but every day she watches video of the Tar Heels' practice. (ESPN.com)

UNC Women Break Scoring Record In Win Over New Orleans

No. 14 North Carolina set a school record for most points scored in a game Monday night, winning 124-41 over New Orleans at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. North Carolina (9-2) scored the first 17 points of the game, led 30-2 and went on to set a second school record for largest margin of victory with the 83-point win. UNC freshmen Diamond DeShields and Allisha Gray each scored 20. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Women Score 100 In Win Over Charleston Southern

N'Dea Bryant scored a career-high 14 points to lead No. 15/14 North Carolina to a 100-49 victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday at Carmichael Arena. North Carolina received a balanced effort on both sides of the ball with five double-digit scorers. Xylina McDaniel had a team-high 15 points, while Bryant, Allisha Gray and Stephanie Mavunga each tossed in 14 points. (GoHeels.com)

Women's Basketball Shares Its Christmas With Local Family

To celebrate the last day of final exams, the Carolina women's basketball team chose to deliver gifts to a family they adopted as part of the Share Your Christmas Program on Friday. The program matches a local family with an organization interested in donating new gifts to Durham residents in need of a little Christmas cheer. (GoHeels.com)

Ivory Latta: The Face of a Program

Ivory Latta, true to form, said she wasn't really nervous about any aspect of coaching. Sylvia Hatchell hired her so that she could be herself, playing a role in recruiting while also developing the guards. But there was one thing she didn't really want to have to do. "I would say the only part I was worried about was a lot of paperwork," Latta said, laughing. (GoHeels.com)

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