UNC Women's Basketball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.

Defense Clamps Down Bucknell

UNC’s defense showed up in a big way Sunday in a 65-50 victory over previously unbeaten Bucknell at Carmichael Arena. Stephanie Watts paced UNC (3-0) with 17 points and 11 rebounds for her ninth career double-double. Jamie Cherry added 15 points and six assists, while Paris Kea added 13 points. Hillary Fuller hauled in a career-high 13 rebounds. (

Carolina Women's Basketball Eases Past Alabama A&M

Stephanie Watts scored 28 points to lead UNC to an 80-35 victory over Alabama A&M on Thursday at Carmichael Arena (highlights). Watts, the 2016 ACC Freshman of the Year, caught fire in the second half with 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc. She hauled in 11 rebounds for her eighth career double-double, and had six makes from three-point land. (

Annual Burn Center Visit Is A Highlight For Tar Heels

Each fall, UNC student-athletes gather for a special trip that always proves to be a highlight of the Carolina Outreach calendar. The annual UNC Burn Center visit on Nov. 4 brought together Tar Heels from the UNC football, cross country, gymnastics, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s lacrosse teams to visit with patients and hear from physicians. (

Paris Kea Leads UNC Women's Basketball To Season-Opening Victory

Paris Kea scored 22 points to lead UNC to an 84-54 victory over Alabama State in Friday’s season opener at Carmichael Arena. Kea, in her debut with the Tar Heels, set a career high in points, topping her 18 scored at Tennessee on March 1, 2015 when she was a freshman at Vanderbilt. Stephanie Watts knocked down four three-pointers on her way to 13 points. (

UNC women's basketball looks to surprise despite inexperience

If there’s one thing UNC women’s basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell is tired of doing, it’s talking about the past. Instead, she’s ready to look forward. “I told the kids yesterday, ‘Look, I’m not going to talk about the past, that’s over. All that stuff is behind us.” “All that stuff” refers to the tumult the women’s basketball program has experienced over the last half decade. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: UNC Women's Basketball - One-On-One With Jamie Cherry

North Carolina junior guard Jamie Cherry sits down with Taylor Vippolis to discuss free throws, buzzer beaters, and goals for this season. Read More...

Video: UNC Women's Basketball Drains 16 3s In 115-51 Exhibition Win

Behind 35 points from Stephanie Watts and an unofficial school-record 16 three-pointers, the North Carolina women’s basketball team earned an impressive 115-51 victory over Elizabeth City State in Monday’s exhibition. View Video...

UNC Women's Basketball Drains 16 Threes In 115-51 Exhibition Win

Behind 35 points from Stephanie Watts and an unofficial school-record 16 three-pointers, the UNC women’s basketball team earned an impressive 115-51 victory over Elizabeth City State in Monday’s exhibition. Watts was 12-of-18 shooting, and 7-for-11 from beyond the arc in only 24 minutes. She also had eight rebounds, four steals, three blocks and three assists. (

UNC Women's Basketball Pulls Away In Second Half Over Carson-Newman

Freshman Taylor Koenen scored 23 points to lead North Carolina to a 96-70 exhibition victory over Carson-Newman on Wednesday night from Carmichael Arena. UNC trailed for a good bit of the game as the new-look squad adjusted to playing together in their first exhibition of the season. But a convincing final 12 minutes was too much for the Lady Eagles. (

Three takeaways from UNC women's basketball media day

This year’s UNC women’s basketball team looks very different than it did a year ago. Only three active players return from the 2015-16 squad that finished 14-18 and lost 13 of its final 15 games. Eight freshmen aim to replace eight graduated seniors. Here are three takeaways from Thursday’s media day at Carmichael Arena. (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina Women's Basketball 2016-17 Preview

North Carolina women's basketball has been a relevant D1 force for decades under head coach Slyvia Hatchel. A year ago, things took a turn for the not-so-dominant ways of Tar Heel basketball as they fell to 14-18 and 4-12 finish in the ACC. But no one should expect them to be down for long as Hatchel reloads for a return to the ACC upper reaches. (Hero Sports)

UNC Women's Basketball Starts Season On Monday

The UNC women’s basketball team will have familiar faces in the backcourt, but the front court will have a new look and feel when the Tar Heels begin the 2016-17 season with their first official practice of the season on Monday, Oct. 3. UNC welcomes back a trio of starting guards in junior Jamie Cherry and sophomore’s Destinee Walker and Stephanie Watts. (

UNC Rewards Seven Championship Coaches With New Contracts

UNC has agreed in principle on three-year contracts with five head coaches – Joe Breschi (men’s lacrosse), Anson Dorrance (women’s soccer), Sam Paul (men’s tennis), Karen Shelton (field hockey) and Carlos Somoano (men’s soccer) – and is extending the contracts of women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell and women’s lacrosse head coach Jenny Levy. (

Carolina Releases 2016-17 Women's Basketball Schedule

Home games with Duke, Florida State, NC State and Notre Dame highlight the 2016-17 schedule for the UNC women’s basketball team. Carolina will play 16 home games in total inside Carmichael Arena, including the season finale on Sunday, Feb. 26 against the Blue Devils. January stacks up to be an exciting month of hoops action in Chapel Hill. (

ACC pulls football title game, other championships from North Carolina due to HB2

The ACC followed musicians, the NBA and the NCAA on Wednesday, when the league announced that it would pull its football championship out of North Carolina due to the state's controversial House Bill 2. The ACC will move every championship event that isn't played on a college campus with football being the most high-profile and most impactful. (

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ACC Women's Basketball Standings
Notre Dame15-133-4
Florida State13-328-7
NC State12-423-9
Wake Forest6-1016-16
Georgia Tech5-1122-15
Virginia Tech4-1220-14
North Carolina3-1315-16
Boston College2-149-21

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