UNC Women's Basketball
Complete coverage of North Carolina Women's Basketball.
Tar Heel Women Take On Liberty Saturday Morning
It seems like a little bit of deja vu for the UNC women’s basketball team as they went through one last practice on Friday before the start of the NCAA Tournament. Selected as a No. 4 seed in the tournament for the second-straight season, the Tar Heels were again granted home games on their Carmichael Arena court. The first round gets underway Saturday against 13 seed Liberty at 11 a.m on ESPN2.
Sylvia Hatchell blessed to be back in NCAA Tournament
The NCAA Tournament is fanfare that Sylvia Hatchell's certainly become accustomed to during her Hall of Fame coaching career. When her No. 4 seeded Tar Heels tip-off with No. 13 Liberty it'll only mark her 20th appearance in women's college basketball's biggest event. Meeting with the press on Friday though, the smile couldn't be wiped off her face. She's been beaming for quite some time now.
Returns by Hatchell, OSU headline NCAA Chapel Hill regional
North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach is back in the NCAA Tournament. So is Ohio State's team. The fourth-seeded Tar Heels and fifth-seeded Buckeyes will be favorites to win their tournament openers Saturday. North Carolina (24-8) faces 13th-seeded Liberty (26-6) and Ohio State (23-10) takes on 12th-seeded James Madison (29-3) in the first round of the Greensboro Region.
UNC Women Earn No. 4 Seed In Greensboro Region
The University of North Carolina women's basketball team earned an at-large spot in the 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship on Monday evening. Carolina, with an overall record of 24-8, is the No. 4-seed in the Greensboro Region and will play No. 13-seed Liberty (26-6) on Saturday, March 21 at Carmichael Arena in a first round game. The game will tip at 11 a.m.
UNC Women Bracing For The Bracket
Carolina will now await its NCAA Tournament fate. With 24 wins and a season spent in the Top 25, the Tar Heels are virtually assured of an at-large bid. A top-four seed comes with the bonus of hosting the first two rounds. ESPN’s Charlie Creme recently projected the Tar Heels as a 5 seed and traveling to Lexington, Kentucky, where a match with the Wildcats looms.
UNC Women Fall In OT Thriller To Louisville
No. 10 Louisville held on to beat No. 15 North Carolina 77-75 in overtime on Friday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal. Freshman Jamie Cherry sent the game into overtime with a 40-foot heave at the regulation buzzer but missed a long 3 at the final horn.
Video: UNC's Jamie Cherry's Long Buzzer Beater to Force Overtime
Watch North Carolina freshman Jamie Cherry pull up from 35 feet and drain a game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime vs Louisville as time expires. Cherry missed a second heave to end overtime as the Tar Heels lost by two, 77-75.
Stephanie Mavunga's Monster Game Leads UNC Over Jackets
UNC made sure their coach’s return to the ACC Women’s Tournament resulted in a win. Led by 23 points, 16 rebounds and 8 blocks from All-ACC forward Stephanie Mavunga, the sixth-seeded Tar Heels shook off 11th-seeded Georgia Tech and rolled to an 84-64 second-round win on Thursday night. The Tar Heels (24-7) advance to Friday’s 8 p.m. quarterfinal game against third-seeded Louisville.
UNC women seek more toughness for postseason
A little cross training is what was missing from the Tar Heels’ workouts, North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell suggested. “Between now and the time we go to Greensboro, we’re going to take boxing lessons,” Hatchell said after Duke overcame a 12-point, second-half UNC lead and took the game from the Tar Heels on Sunday.
Allisha Gray, Stephanie Mavunga Named First Team All-ACC
North Carolina sophomores Allisha Gray and Stephanie Mavunga earned first team All-ACC honors on Tuesday, as voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel. Gray, from Sandersville, Georgia., leads UNC in scoring with 16.1 points and ranks second on the club with 7.9 rebounds and 42 steals. Mavunga has averaged 14.0 points and a team-leading 8.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
UNC Women Sink 14 3-Pointers In Loss At Duke
Despite a school-record tying 14 three-pointers, No. 15 North Carolina lost 81-80 to 16th-ranked Duke on Sunday. UNC enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 6 seed and faces either 11-seed Georgia Tech or 14-seed Clemson on Thursday at 8 p.m. inside Greensboro Coliseum. Allisha Gray led North Carolina with 20 points on 5-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc.
Stephanie Mavunga's Buzzer Beater Tops Virginia
Stephanie Mavunga’s putback layup at the buzzer gave No. 15 North Carolina a 72-70 nail-biting victory over Virginia on Thursday. Mavunga led North Carolina (23-6, 10-5 ACC) with 23 points and eight rebounds. N’Dea Bryant added 13 points off the bench for her third-straight game in double figures and Brittany Rountree had 10 points in her final regular season game at Carmichael Arena.
Sylvia Hatchell Recognized For Courage, Fighting Spirit
UNC women ‘s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell has been named the winner of the ninth annual Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award. Announced earlier this week by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, Coach Hatchell will receive the award during the ACC Tournament in Greensboro next week.
Sylvia Hatchell Wins 2014-15 Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award
UNC women ‘s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is the winner of the ninth annual Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Hatchell said, “ I’m honored and humbled by this award, and it’s even more special, because I knew Bob Bradley.” On her battle with leukemia, Hatchell said, “It’s tough. It’s hard. But you can beat it. Every day is a blessing."
UNC Women Hold Off Miami, 66-65
Jamie Cherry’s two free throws with 1.7 seconds left gave No. 17 North Carolina a 66-65 victory at Miami on Sunday. North Carolina (22-6, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) was paced by 15 points from Allisha Gray and 14 points and 14 rebounds by Stephanie Mavunga. N’Dea Bryant and Brittany Rountree added 11 and 10 points, respectively.