UNC Women's Basketball

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UNC Women's Basketball: Scheduled for Success

When the North Carolina women’s basketball schedule came out last Thursday, two numbers stuck out: 11 and one. Of the Tar Heels’ 13 non-conference games in 2017-18, 11 of them come in Carmichael Arena. The other two games are at Myrtle Beach, S.C. -- and given head coach Sylvia Hatchell’s public adoration for the place, those might as well be at home. (Argyle Report)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (

Janelle Bailey, USA Capture FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup Gold

The USA Basketball Women's 3x3 U18 World Cup Team (7-0) went inside early and often against previously unbeaten Czech Republic (6-1) for a 21-14 victory in the 2017 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup gold medal game on Sunday in Chengdu, China. UNC freshman-to-be Janelle Bailey scored a team-high 11 points and finished as the tournament's leading scorer. (

UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school. (

UNC Women's Basketball To Host Minnesota In 2017 B1G/ACC Challenge

The 2017 version of the annual Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball Challenge will feature North Carolina hosting Minnesota on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Carmichael Arena. Game time will be announced at a later date. The Tar Heels own an impressive 7-3 record in the challenge. However, Carolina and the Golden Gophers have never matched up in the series. (

Ivory Latta Publishes Children's Book

Ivory Latta will always be closely associated with the game of basketball. A collegiate All-American at UNC and later a two-time WNBA all-star with the Washington Mystics, Latta recently added a new line to her career biography as the writer and publisher of a children's book. Earlier this month, Latta's autobiographical book “Despite the Height” went on sale. (

Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Ivory Latta Special

On this week’s show, Ivory Latta discusses starting her 11th season in the WNBA. We will also look back on and discuss her playing and coaching career at North Carolina. In addition to playing for the Washington Mystics, Ivory recently published her first children’s book. We’ll talk about the book, Despite the Height, and what inspired her to write it. (Tar Heel Blog)

Mystics’ Ivory Latta has a children’s book and a message: ‘You can be whatever you want to be’

The germ of an idea was first planted in Ivory Latta’s mind during a 2008 visit to the White House, when children’s book author Charles R. Smith leaned across the table he and the WNBA player were sharing with first lady Laura Bush and said, “Have you ever thought about writing your story?” The idea sparked almost a decade ago will come to fruition Friday. (Washington Post)

Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke Telling

Coaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards. View Video...

Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017

Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration. View Video...

After 10 seasons in the WNBA, Ivory Latta remains Washington Mystics’ bundle of energy

Entering her 10th season in the WNBA, Ivory Latta’s enthusiasm remains a constant on an overhauled roster that Coach Mike Thibault has shaped into a championship contender. Latta’s place in that equation is as a veteran reserve, a shift the two-time all-star has handled with professionalism, when other players may not have been as accepting. (Washington Post)

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (

Paris Kea Named Top Player At UNC Women's Basketball Season-Ending Banquet

The end of season banquet for the UNC women’s basketball team put a wrap on the 2016-17 campaign. Sophomore guard Paris Kea was named the team’s overall champion for receiving the most cumulative points in all statistical categories throughout the season. Kea also garnered most improved athlete honors and the Strength and Conditioning Award. (

40 years later, Small-Toney recognized for breaking UNC athletics’ last color barrier

Last month in an emotional ceremony at Carmichael Arena, Rochelle Small-Toney was honored alongside other black pioneers during a Tar Heel women’s basketball game. It was the first time she had been so publicly recognized for her feat since breaking the team’s color barrier 40 years ago. “It was just a wonderful reception. This was very special.” (Fayetteville Observer)

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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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