Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.
Elon Women's Basketball Coach Charlotte Smith Named WBCA Regional Coach of the Year
Elon women's basketball coach Charlotte Smith has been tabbed the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Region 3 Coach of the Year. The announcement qualifies Smith for the National Coach of the Year award. Smith led the Phoenix to a 25-8 record with a second-straight CAA Tournament title and the program's second trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Janelle Bailey Named All-ACC Women's Basketball Honorable Mention
North Carolina freshman forward Janelle Bailey earned All-ACC Honorable Mention after a spectacular first season with the Tar Heels, as voted by the Blue Ribbon Panel. Selected as ACC Freshman of the Year last week, Bailey leads ACC rookies in scoring and rebounding with 15.3 points and 9.1 boards per game. Her 3.6 offensive rebound average leads the ACC.
Heilmann Proves It On the Mat, UNC Olympic Sports Notes
When Troy Heilmann took the mat Saturday for the 149-pound title match at the ACC Wrestling Championships, he had already earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Wrestling Championships. But he still had more he wanted to prove. With a 3-1 decision over Virginia Tech's Ryan Blees, Heilmann did just that, claiming the title in his final match at Carmichael Arena.
Taylor Koenen Named To ACC All-Academic Women's Basketball Team
Taylor Koenen, a sophomore guard on the North Carolina women's basketball team, has been named to the 2017-18 ACC All-Academic Team, announced Friday by the league. From Savage, Minnesota, Koenen started all 31 games in her second season in Chapel Hill. She was fourth on the team by averaging 8.1 points and second with 6.8 rebounds per game.
UNC Women's Basketball Falls To NC State In ACC Second Round
No. 23 North Carolina State beat North Carolina 77-64 on Thursday to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals (Highlights
). Paris Kea led 12th-seeded North Carolina (15-16) with four 3-pointers and 27 points. Jamie Cherry had 15 points on 3-of-15 shooting and a career-high nine rebounds in her 129th and final game with the Tar Heels.
'That's just basketball': Janelle Bailey sparks UNC in ACCT
Janelle Bailey knows her back to the basket game is her specialty. It's what allows her to use her 6-foot-4 frame and plethora of post moves to get good looks at the basket. But the rest of the ACC knows that too, so sometimes, she said, you have to throw a different look at them. "I think I've had it my back pocket for a while," Bailey said of her midrange game.
Paris Kea helps UNC beat Boston College 69-64 in ACC women's tourney
Paris Kea scored 28 points to help North Carolina beat Boston College 69-64 in Wednesday's first round of the ACC Tournament (Highlights
). Freshman Janelle Bailey added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the 12th-seeded Tar Heels (15-15), who snapped a nine-game losing streak. It was UNC's first win since beating Duke in overtime on Jan. 21.
Janelle Bailey Named ACC Rookie Of The Year
North Carolina forward Janelle Bailey has been voted ACC Freshman of the Year, announced Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford. Bailey is the tenth Tar Heel to win the award, and the fourth in the last six seasons. Bailey, the 2017 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year, was named ACC Rookie of the Week seven times during the season.
Paris Kea Named Women's Basketball First Team All-ACC
North Carolina redshirt junior Paris Kea earned first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball honors on Tuesday. Janelle Bailey was selected for the All-Freshman Team. From Tarboro, North Carolina, Kea leads North Carolina in scoring (18.8 ppg) and assists (4.9 apg) this season. Both figures rank fourth overall in the conference.
Janelle Bailey Racks Up Seventh ACC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week Honor
Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s double-double machine has done it again. It was announced Monday that for the seventh time this season, UNC freshman forward Janelle Bailey was voted the ACC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week. Although the Tar Heels closed out their regular season on a nine-game losing streak, Bailey has remained a bright spot all year long.
UNC Women's Fencing Surprises, Olympic Sports Notes
For the first time in North Carolina women's fencing program history, the Tar Heels claimed the ACC title, beating Duke for the first since 2015 and then defeating the Blue Devils and Notre Dame, the defending NCAA champion, in a fence-off. Timmy Kelly scored a career-high four goals to lead the Carolina men's lacrosse team to a 13-11 victory at Johns Hopkins.
UNC Women's Basketball Falls Short Against Duke
The North Carolina women's basketball team fell 70-54 at No. 20 Duke on Sunday in the ACC regular-season finale at Cameron Indoor Stadium. North Carolina (14-15, 4-12 ACC) will now prepare for the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. The 12th-seeded Tar Heels will face No. 13 seed Boston College in a first round game on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
We'll always remember Jamie Cherry
Through 125 career games, Jamie Cherry is one of only seven Tar Heels with 1,500 points and 400 assists, and she's sixth all-time with 438 made free throws. She's probably somewhere on the leaderboard in buzzer-beaters and loose balls recovered, too. She's never led the Tar Heels in scoring for a season; she won't this year, either. But she's always been a leader.
Jamie Cherry Shines On Her Senior Night
It wasn't supposed to end this way. The lone senior on the North Carolina women's basketball team, Jamie Cherry has endured so much in her adversity-filled career. Yet she's persevered. So you hoped, maybe even expected, that she'd be rewarded for her dedication with a win on her Senior Night. That, after all, is how the storybook tale is supposed to be.
UNC Women's Basketball Falls As Syracuse Sets ACC 3FG Record
Syracuse set a program and Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball record with 20 three-pointers to notch a come-from-behind, 86-80 victory over North Carolina on Thursday night. Tar Heel senior Jamie Cherry was honored in a pre-game ceremony in her finale at Carmichael Arena. She promptly scored 23 points for North Carolina (14-14, 4-11 ACC).