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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.

Baseball moved to Charleston, women's basketball still on

Weather has forced the UNC baseball team’s opening series against the College of Charleston to move to Charleston, according to the team’s Twitter account. Meanwhile, tonight’s UNC-Pittsburgh women’s basketball game is still on as of now, a team spokesman said. It will not be available on ESPN3, however. The Pittsburgh women’s basketball team arrived in North Carolina last night.

Video: No. 17 UNC Women Upset No. 3 Duke at Cameron

The No. 17 Tar Heel women upset No. 3 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium Monday. Leading scorers for UNC were Diamond DeShields with 30 points, Alisha Gray with 24 points, and Xylina McDaniel with 17 points.

Diamond DeShields Sparkles

Diamond DeShields, the nation’s top-rated freshman, scored a career-high 30 points as No. 17 UNC upset No. 3 Duke 89-78 Monday. Fellow freshman Allisha Gray added 24 as the Tar Heels, who have four freshmen in their nine-player rotation, ended a seven-game losing streak against the Blue Devils and won in Cameron for the first time since 2008.

Carolina Women Knock Off Duke With 3-Point Barrage

Freshman Diamond DeShields knew Cameron Indoor Stadium could be tough on visitors. She didn't expect the Cameron Crazies would be this easy to tune out. DeShields scored a season-high 30 points in the 17th-ranked Tar Heels' 89-78 upset of No. 3 Duke on Monday night. DeShields hit 12 of 20 shots while becoming the first player to score 30 against Duke since 2009.

Struggling UNC women hope to end slide at rival Duke

While the UNC men’s basketball team will carry a five-game winning streak into its matchup with Duke on Wednesday, the Tar Heels’ women’s team is headed in the opposite direction going into Monday’s showdown at No. 5 Duke (7 p.m., ESPN2). After losing just three times in its first 20 games, No. 13 North Carolina will come into Cameron Indoor Stadium on a three-game losing streak.

Duke Week Arrives for UNC with Women’s Showdown at Cameron Indoor

Duke Week is here. And the women are first up with the 17-6 Tar Heels, 5-4 in the ACC, traveling over to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the 22-2 Blue Devils, 9-1 in conference, Monday night at 7 p.m.

UNC Women Suffer 94-91 Setback At Georgia Tech

No. 11 North Carolina came up just short in a 94-91 loss at Georgia Tech on Thursday. UNC received a balanced attack with three players scoring at least 20 points. Diamond DeShields had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Allisha Gray notched her third double-double of the year with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Danielle Butts set a new career high with 20 points.

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