Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.
ACC Coaches Select Diamond DeShields As Rookie Of The Year
North Carolina's Diamond DeShields was voted ACC Rookie of the Year by the league's 15 head coaches, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford. DeShields has made an immediate impact as a freshman, ranking ninth among ACC scorers at 18.0 points per game while also ranking among the conference leaders in steals (1.7 per game) and free-throw shooting (76.1 percent).
Diamond DeShields, Allisha Gray Named All-ACC By Head Coaches
UNC freshmen Diamond DeShields and Allisha Gray earned all-conference honors from the 15 ACC head coaches, announced Monday. The voting was nearly identical to the Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC selections that were announced on March 4. DeShields was a first team all-league selection as the only freshman named among the 15 players listed on the first and second teams.
UNC Women Fall to Duke in ACC Semifinals
Ka'lia Johnson hit the go-ahead free throws with 44 seconds left to help No. 10 Duke rally past No. 13 North Carolina 66-61 in Saturday's semifinals of the ACC tournament. UNC's Diamond DeShields led all scorers with 25 points. Classmates Allisha Gray had 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting from distance and Stephanie Mavunga provided 13 points and nine rebounds.
Carolina Women Hold Off Maryland In ACC Quarterfinals
UNC's Allisha Gray barely got to play in her ACC tournament debut. She more than made up for it in Friday night in the quarterfinals, turning in a big performance that helped make Maryland's final trip here a short one. Gray had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help the No. 13 Tar Heels beat the No. 8 Terrapins 73-70, sending UNC to the semifinals against Duke.
Carolina Women Overcome Wake Forest At ACC Tournament
Freshman Diamond DeShields scored 17 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:44 left to help No. 13 North Carolina beat Wake Forest 69-65 in Thursday's second round of the ACC tournament. The sixth-seeded Tar Heels (23-8) trailed 39-27 at halftime and 62-61 before DeShields' 3. She hit two clinching free throws with 10.4 seconds left.
Diamond DeShields Selected To Wooden Award Final Ballot
North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields is the only freshman selected to The John R. Wooden Award Ballot, announced Thursday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The Norcross, Ga., native averages 17.7 points and 5.5 rebounds for the 13th-ranked Tar Heels. DeShields was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year on Wednesday and first team All-ACC on Tuesday.
6th Seed UNC Women Play Thursday Night At ACC Tournament
North Carolina opens the 37th ACC Tournament Thursday at 8 p.m., against Wake Forest at the Greensboro Coliseum. Carolina finished the regular season with a 22-8 record and sixth in the league with a 10-6 mark. Wake Forest is the 11th seed and improved to 15-15 on the season with a 72-58 win over 14th seed Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Carolina is 6-1 against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament.
Diamond DeShields Named ACC Rookie of the Year
North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields was named ACC Rookie of the Year, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Wednesday. DeShields is the eighth Tar Heel to win the award and combines with teammate Xylina McDaniel in giving Carolina the last two award winners. DeShields set Carolina's freshman single-game and single-season scoring records during the 2013-14 season.
ESPN Names Diamond DeShields ACC Freshman of the Year
Much was expected from UNC's Diamond DeShields...and much has been delivered by the guard who took over a leadership role despite her freshman status. With coach Sylvia Hatchell out battling leukemia, DeShields' maturity was much-needed by the young Tar Heels. So were her scoring (17.7) and rebounding (5.5) numbers.
Diamond DeShields finds a way against Duke
“There’s other things that Diamond can do,” said Diamond DeShields. About herself. The freshman guard is a lethal scorer — there isn’t a coach or analyst in the country that will disagree. But early in No. 14 North Carolina’s 64-60 win against No. 7 ranked Duke, it was evident that her previous 30-point performance against the Blue Devils would be without a similarly spectacular encore.
Sylvia Hatchell Still Hoping To Return This Season
North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell says she's scheduled to start what she hopes is her final chemotherapy treatment for leukemia this week and "there's a chance" she could return for the NCAA tournament. Hatchell attended Sunday's regular-season finale between her No. 14 Tar Heels and No. 7 Duke.
Tar Heel Women Beat Duke In Regular Season Finale, 64-60
Diamond DeShields scored 18 points while fellow freshman Allisha Gray scored all 12 of her points after halftime to help No. 14 North Carolina beat No. 7 Duke 64-60 on Sunday in the teams' regular-season finale. Freshman Stephanie Mavunga had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who clinched their first season sweep of the Blue Devils since the 2007-08 season.
Different vibe as No. 7 Duke visits No. 14 UNC women
More times than not, the regular-season finale between Duke and North Carolina in women’s basketball has had a championship feel to it. Either the Blue Devils or the Tar Heels have won or shared the ACC’s regular-season championship 11 of the last 12 seasons.
Duke, UNC women looking for fixes
No. 7 Duke is looking for ways to make up for a series of backcourt-crippling injuries. No. 14 North Carolina still is trying to solve some of its up-and-down ways. The rivals are far from finished products as they meet today to close the regular season and head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
Carolina Women Take Center Stage For Duke Rematch
The No. 14 North Carolina women’s basketball team, 21-8 on the season and 9-6 in conference play, closes out its regular season Sunday with a 1 p.m. tip on ESPN against top rival No. 7 Duke, 25-4 overall and 12-3 in the ACC.