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Sylvia Hatchell recalls Dean Smith’s influence

Dean Smith is the reason UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell wound up literally sitting where he sat to think about ways his players both could put the ball in the hole and keep the other team’s five guys from doing so. He established a level of excellence that has permeated all sports at UNC, Hatchell said. “I wanted to do that in women’s basketball,” Hatchell said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Allisha Gray Named To Naismith Award Midseason List

North Carolina sophomore guard Allisha Gray has been named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 List for the 2014-15 Women's Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T. The Sandersville, Ga., native leads No. 17 North Carolina (19-5, 6-4 ACC) in scoring at 16.1 points per game and ranks second with 8.0 rebounds per contest. Gray is one of six players included from the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

#13 UNC Women Run Past Virginia Tech

Brittany Rountree scored 15 points to lead No. 13 North Carolina to a 74-52 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon inside Cassell Coliseum. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Sylvia Hatchell's Live Fearless Story

“I’ve been coaching long enough to know the mental aspect is major. Success is about a mentality you choose to have.” See how Sylvia Hatchell’s positive mental attitude helped her win the battle against Leukemia. View Video...

No. 13 North Carolina Women Fall 61-56 at Syracuse

No. 13 North Carolina dropped a 61-56 decision at 25th-ranked Syracuse on Thursday evening from the Carrier Dome. North Carolina (18-5, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 14 points and 13 rebounds from Stephanie Mavunga, her team-leading ninth double-double of the season. Allisha Gray added 12 points and Jessica Washington tossed in 10 off the bench. (GoHeels.com)

Stephanie Mavunga Earns Third ACC Player Of The Week Honor

UNC forward Stephanie Mavunga has been named the ACC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office. Mavunga notched her team-leading eighth double-double of the season with a 25-point, 14-rebound performance on Sunday in the 72-60 victory over Boston College. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Come Back To Top Boston College

Stephanie Mavunga had 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 16 North Carolina to a 72-60 come-from-behind victory over Boston College on Sunday. North Carolina (18-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) held the Eagles scoreless the final seven minutes, 34 seconds when the game was in the balance, tied 60-60. (GoHeels.com)

Tracy Reid Named ACC Basketball Legend

Tracy Reid, the No. 2 scorer in UNC women’s basketball history, will represent the Tar Heels in the 11th annual class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends, announced Tuesday. The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Brunch on Saturday, March 7, and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that afternoon. (GoHeels.com)

Charlotte Smith To Enter NC Sports Hall Of Fame

Made famous for making “The Shot” to give North Carolina the 1994 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, Tar Heel All-America Charlotte Smith is among 10 members of the 2015 class that will be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. An all-state honoree at Shelby High School, Smith is considered the most decorated player in Carolina women’s basketball history. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Fall To Duke In Overtime

Allisha Gray scored 20 points for No. 12 North Carolina in a 74-67 loss in overtime to 15th-ranked Duke on Sunday evening. The Tar Heels (17-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 15 points and 15 rebounds from Stephanie Mavunga, while Latifah Coleman scored 13 of her 14 points in the first half. Elizabeth Williams scored a career-high 33 points for Duke (14-6, 5-2 ACC). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Stretch Rivalry Week with Duke on Sunday

No. 12 North Carolina women’s basketball faces its top rival No. 15 Duke in Carmichael Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. In facing another in-state rival, NC State, UNC is coming off of a nail-biter 67-63 win Thursday in Raleigh. (Chapelboro.com)

Brittany Rountree Seals Comeback Win At NC State

Brittany Rountree went a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line in the final 24 seconds to give No. 12 North Carolina a 67-63 come-from-behind victory over NC State on Thursday night. The 100th meeting in the series got off to a slow start, with each club only making one shot in the first eight minutes. But it ended with a flurry as Rountree sealed the victory for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Jessica Washington's Career Day Leads UNC Past Clemson

Jessica Washington scored a career-high 20 points to lead No. 12 North Carolina to a 78-56 victory over Clemson on Sunday. Washington went 7-of-11 from the field, and made four shots from distance to top her previous high of 16 points scored on three occasions. Freshman point guard Jamie Cherry added 12 points as UNC (16-3, 3-2 ACC) received 41 points from its reserves. (GoHeels.com)

Sylvia Hatchell honored at high school alma mater (video)

University of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell added another honor to her immaculate resume Friday, when the gym at Hunter Huss was renamed in her honor. Hatchell, an alum of Hunter Huss, has been active in the Gastonia community helping promote the school throughout her illustrious career. (WCNC)

Editorial: Congratulations Coach Hatchell for well-deserved honor

Gastonia native Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell is no stranger to honors. She is, after, the long-time coach of women’s basketball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who can claim more wins than any other active women’s collegiate coach. Three times Hatchell has been named national coach of the year. (Gaston Gazette)

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