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Fighting for 1,000

Almost 42 years after her first career win, Sylvia Hatchell still gets nervous jitters before each game. It’s what keeps her on the bench, fanning the fire and feisty competitiveness that has fueled her career. She says she’ll coach until the day that feeling fades — and that day isn’t coming soon. "I've got it now just as much as ever,” she said. But the past 100 wins have been the hardest.

Sylvia Crawley has front row seat to Sylvia Hatchell's historic moment

Steubenville High School alum Sylvia Crawley had a front row seat to a historic moment in college basketball Tuesday. Crawley is an assistant coach at UNC, where longtime head coach Sylvia Hatchell became the third coach in women's college basketball history to 1,000 career victories. Crawley has been a part of a number of those wins both as a player and a coach.

Video: Sylvia Hatchell Gets 1,000th Career Win

North Carolina head women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell earned her 1,000th career victory as a head coach after the Tar Heels defeated Grambling State, 79-63, on Tuesday in Myrtle Beach.

Sylvia Hatchell's Win For All

As the clock ticked down on the Tar Heels' 79-63 victory over Grambling State, fans chanted "One-Thousand!" in celebration of Sylvia Hatchell's entrance into one of college basketball's most exclusive clubs. Hatchell then strolled to midcourt, and Myrtle Beach mayor John Rhodes handed her the microphone. "It's all because of them," said Hatchell, referencing her players.

UNC's Sylvia Hatchell, UConn's Geno Auriemma earn 1,000th victory on same day

On Tuesday, Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell reached career milestones, as both recorded their 1,000th career victories. Auriemma did so by leading his Huskies to an 88-64 victory against Oklahoma; Hatchell, on Tuesday afternoon, led the Tar Heels to a convincing 79-63 victory against Grambling State to secure hers.

Sylvia Hatchell earns 1,000th win as UNC downs Grambling, 79-63

North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell became the fourth member of the exclusive 1,000-victory club Tuesday as the Tar Heels dispatched Grambling State 79-63 in Myrtle Beach. In women's basketball, only Tennessee's Pat Summit and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer have reached 1,000 wins. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is the only men's head coach to reach the milestone.

Chansky’s Notebook: Sylvia Hatchell's Tallest Mountain

Sylvia Hatchell is a survivor in more ways than one. The veteran North Carolina women’s basketball coach has the chance to become the fourth all-time to earn 1,000 career victories with a win on Tuesday, and Hatchell has done it against some steep odds. The steepest, of course, was her battle against Leukemia, which sidelined her for the 2013-14 season.

#Hatchell1K: Going For A Grand On The Strand

UNC takes on Grambling State Tuesday from Myrtle Beach Convention Center at 2 p.m. UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell is one victory shy of becoming the third member of the 1,000-win club in women's basketball history. The exclusive 1,000 career victory club currently has three members, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and Tennessee legend Pat Summitt and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer.

1,000 wins may be ‘meaningless’ to UNC’s Hatchell — but colleagues shower praise

On Tuesday night, while most eyes will watch the Connecticut Huskies' Geno Auriemma go for 1,000 wins, there will be another coach who is also on the verge of the same milestone: UNC's Sylvia Hatchell. Hatchell, who has patrolled the Tar Heel sidelines for 32 seasons, has made quite an impression among her peers for her resilience and coaching skill.

Janelle Bailey Earns 3rd ACC Rookie Of The Week Honor

North Carolina freshman forward Janelle Bailey earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office. Bailey, from Matthews, North Carolina, scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and grabbed seven rebounds during a 90-78 victory over Washington on Sunday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Competitive spirit still drives UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell on eve of 1,000th win

Washington Mystics guard Ivory Latta paused when asked for her favorite funny memory of playing for UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell. "When I was in school, the day before we played Duke, we listened to a one particular song in practice. And that song was, 'Let's get physical, physical..." Latta, who played for the Tar Heels from 2003-07, laughed just thinking about it.

Sylvia Hatchell's Grandest Coaching Wins

UNC women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell earned career victory No. 999 on Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, defeating Washington 90-78. At the same venue Tuesday, she'll vie for 1,000 against Grambling State. If she reaches the milestone then, Hatchell will become just the fourth men's or women's college basketball coach to win 1,000 games.

Paris Kea Scores 33 as Sylvia Hatchell Secures Win No. 999

Career victory No. 999 for UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell came at a familiar setting for her program on Sunday. Playing in Myrtle Beach for the 24th consecutive season, a career-high 33 points from Paris Kea gave Carolina a 90-78 victory over Washington. Hatchell will go for win No. 1000 on Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center against Grambling State at 2 p.m.

UNC Women's Basketball Heads To Myrtle Beach On The Verge Of History

North Carolina heads to Myrtle Beach for the 24th-straight year and history could be in the making with Tar Heel Hall of Fame head coach Sylvia Hatchell two wins shy of 1,000 career victories. UNC faces Washington on Sunday and Grambling State on Tuesday, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The exclusive 1,000 win club currently has three members.

Francis Marion College Paved Sylvia Hatchell's Road To UNC

In 1975, Sylvia Hatchell, then 23, secured her first college head-coaching job at Francis Marion College. The tiny school in Florence was founded five years before Hatchell's arrival and had fielded a women's basketball team for only two seasons. Yet Hatchell blossomed there. And 11 years and 272 wins later, she became the head coach at North Carolina in 1986.

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Women's Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Syracuse: 86
Thu, Feb 22
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UNC @ Duke
Sun, Feb 25 2:00 ET ACC Network Extra
Wed, Feb 28 TBD RSN

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Florida State11-423-5
NC State11-422-6
Virginia Tech6-917-11
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Wake Forest5-1013-15
North Carolina4-1114-14
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