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Sylvia Hatchell Earns Career Victory No. 950

UNC Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell became just the second women’s basketball coach in history to win 950 career games when her Tar Heels topped Georgia Tech, 96-81m on Sunday. The active leader in victories among all collegiate women’s basketball coaches, Hatchell remains second all-time in victories to friend and former Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt. (GoHeels.com)

Mavunga, No. 8 Carolina Women Beat Georgia Tech

An early wakeup call turned out to be just what Stephanie Mavunga and No. 8 North Carolina needed. Mavunga had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Tar Heels over Georgia Tech 96-81 on Sunday. Jessica Washington tied a career high with 16 points for the Tar Heels (15-2, 2-1 ACC), who never trailed. Allisha Gray had 15 points and Brittany Rountree had 11 points. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Fall On The Road To Pittsburgh 84-59

Brianna Kiesel had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead Pittsburgh past No. 8 North Carolina 84-59 on Thursday night. Monica Wignot added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Panthers as they beat a ranked opponent for the first time in nearly four years. Allisha Gray led UNC with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Stephanie Mavunga, the reigning conference player of the week, scored 12. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Sylvia Hatchell's Road Back to The Court, Part 2

After being diagnosed with leukemia in October 2013, Sylvia Hatchell used her fighting will and inspiration through the late Kay Yow to get back to return to the court as the head women's basketball coach at North Carolina. View Video...

Sylvia Hatchell remembers Stuart Scott in emotional pregame speech

Sunday's ACC home-opener was more important than usual for UNC's women's basketball team as former Tar Heels alum and ESPN anchor Stuart Scott passed away that morning. Scott's passing prompted head coach Sylvia Hatchell, a cancer survivor herself, to deliver a very emotional pregame speech to her players. (Sporting News)

Stephanie Mavunga Named ACC Player Of The Week

North Carolina forward Stephanie Mavunga has been named the ACC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office and voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel. Mavunga led the eighth-ranked Tar Heels to three wins last week, including a 72-56 victory over NC State on Sunday. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Win 7th Straight Over NC State, 72-56

Stephanie Mavunga had 23 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 9 UNC beat rival NC State 72-56 on Sunday in the ACC opener for both teams. Brittany Rountree added 14 points and four 3-pointers for the Tar Heels (14-1), who blew it open with a dominating run after halftime. UNC outscored NC State 20-3 coming out of the break, turning a 34-25 halftime edge into a 26-point lead with 12 minutes left. (GoHeels.com)

Stephanie Mavunga's Career High 26 Leads #9 UNC Over ETSU

Stephanie Mavunga scored a career-high 26 points to lead No. 9 North Carolina past East Tennessee State 95-62 on Friday. Mavunga shot 13 of 14 from the floor for the Tar Heels (13-1), who shot a season-best 57 percent from the floor. Jamie Cherry added 13 points and Jessica Washington had 10 points for North Carolina. Allisha Gray had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Jessica Washington Scores 16, No. 9 UNC beats Albany 71-56

Jessica Washington scored 16 points off the bench, and No. 9 North Carolina beat Albany 71-56 on Tuesday. Allisha Gray added 15 points and Stephanie Mavunga had 14 for the Tar Heels (12-1). The Tar Heels played for the first time without junior forward Xylina McDaniel, who is out for the season after hurting her lower right leg in a win over Elon on Dec. 21. (GoHeels.com)

Top Tar Heel Moments of 2014

Court Storm: There's always a special energy level at the Smith Center for UNC-Duke games. But this one was different. That's because the game had been postponed after a snowstorm buried the Triangle. Students that had waited hours in the snow on the initial game day had to wait an additional eight days for the rescheduled date. The result was a Smith Center bursting with anticipation. (Inside Carolina)

Happy Holiday ‘Hardwood’ Season For Tar Heels

It was a clean sweep for the Tar Heels on the hardwood over the weekend. The women took full advantage of a pre-Christmas beach vacation, while the men earned that signature win they had been hoping for. A fourth loss wouldn’t have been devastating for the men’s team, but an 82-74 win was a much better outcome for Roy Williams’ squad Saturday. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Women Cruise Past Elon in Myrtle Beach

Allisha Gray scored 20 points and Stephanie Mavunga added 10 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 6 North Carolina beat Elon 85-67 at the Carolinas Challenge on Sunday. The Tar Heels (11-1) led just 46-43 at halftime, but opened the final period with a 23-8 run to take control over Elon, coached by former North Carolina star and NCAA tournament star Charlotte Smith. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Bounce Back With Convincing Win Over Maine

Allisha Gray scored 17 points and No. 6 North Carolina bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 65-36 victory over Maine at the Carolinas Challenge on Friday night. The Tar Heels (10-1) fell to No. 16 Oregon State 70-55 on Tuesday night, yet opened with a 14-0 lead in this one and looked like they'd easily run past the Black Bears (7-4). (GoHeels.com)

If 3s fall, could UNC’s women win it all?

Through 10 games, North Carolina’s women’s basketball team offers plenty of reasons to believe that the Tar Heels are national contenders. Exposed in the 10th game, though, were flaws that could hamper a Final Four run. Could this be the best UNC team in years? With a familiar fast-paced tempo that’s more under control at times than in past seasons, it’s possible. (Raleigh & Company)

No. 16 Oregon State upsets No. 6 Tar Heel Women

For the No. 6 North Carolina women’s basketball team, a perfect storm of errors began brewing in Carmichael Arena shortly after tip-off Tuesday night. No. 16 Oregon State was able to expose and exacerbate every Tar Heel flaw in UNC’s 70-55 loss. It was a performance UNC junior Xylina McDaniel struggled to comprehend. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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