Jamie Cherry makes statementEvery day after practice at North Carolina, freshman guard Jamie Cherry wants to test herself against a pro. "She always wants to play one-on-one," said Tar Heels assistant Ivory Latta, an eight-year WNBA veteran. "Even days when we don't have practice, she still wants to play me. I'm telling you, I can't get a break." Hmmm, does Cherry remind Latta of anyone? (ESPN.com)
Turner's Take: Cherry BombSeventeen days after she hit a last-second shot to force overtime against Louisville in the ACC Tournament, freshman Jamie Cherry did it again. Only this time, it was for the win. The Tar Heels played an immaculate first half, taking a 50-32 lead into intermission on the back of 18 points from Stephanie Mavunga, four three-pointers from Brittany Rountree and just two turnovers. But Ohio State didn’t quit. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women Reach Sweet 16 With Jamie Cherry's Buzzer BeaterJamie Cherry has been at her best lately with the clock winding down. She beat another buzzer -- and sent North Carolina back to the Sweet 16. Cherry's jumper with 0.6 seconds left sent the Tar Heels past Ohio State 86-84 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. "I just wanted us to move on to the Sweet 16, especially for our seniors. I didn't want it to end here for them." (GoHeels.com)
UNC women's basketball wins for ‘mama bear’The elements seemed aligned for a classic upset story — the kind everyone expects from college basketball in March. No. 13 seed Liberty looked to play the underdog in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against No. 4 seed North Carolina. But the real story was much better. In Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s return to the NCAA Tournament after missing last season with cancer, UNC doused the Flames’ hopes for an upset, pulling away for a 71-65 win.
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UNC Women Host Ohio State With Sweet 16 On The LineSpeed will be at a premium when Ohio State takes on North Carolina. The fourth-seeded Tar Heels (25-8) face the fifth-seeded Buckeyes (24-10) on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s Greensboro Region. The Tar Heels have an established identity of running under Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell. The Buckeyes have a powerful offense that features the nation’s leading scorer. (GoHeels.com)
Turner's Take: Hatchell's Tournament HomecomingMama Bear is back. A year ago, Sylvia Hatchell wasn’t well enough to attend UNC’s NCAA Tournament games, let alone coach them. She watched from afar as the Tar Heels advanced to the Elite Eight under the steady hand of associate head coach Andrew Calder. But on Saturday, with her leukemia in remission, Hatchell returned to the sideline to lead her team in the NCAA Tournament. (GoHeels.com)
No. 4 UNC Holds Off Late Push From No. 13 LibertyLatifah Coleman and Allisha Gray weren't going to let Sylvia Hatchell's return to the NCAA Tournament end so soon. Gray scored 17 points and Coleman had 15 to lead UNC past Liberty 71-65 on Saturday in the first round of the Greensboro Region. The fourth-seeded Tar Heels withstood the Flames' late push to give their Hall of Fame coach a victory in her return to the NCAA Tournament after a year away to fight leukemia. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Women Take On Liberty Saturday MorningIt seems like a little bit of deja vu for the UNC women’s basketball team as they went through one last practice on Friday before the start of the NCAA Tournament. Selected as a No. 4 seed in the tournament for the second-straight season, the Tar Heels were again granted home games on their Carmichael Arena court. The first round gets underway Saturday against 13 seed Liberty at 11 a.m on ESPN2. (GoHeels.com)
Sylvia Hatchell blessed to be back in NCAA TournamentThe NCAA Tournament is fanfare that Sylvia Hatchell's certainly become accustomed to during her Hall of Fame coaching career. When her No. 4 seeded Tar Heels tip-off with No. 13 Liberty it'll only mark her 20th appearance in women's college basketball's biggest event. Meeting with the press on Friday though, the smile couldn't be wiped off her face. She's been beaming for quite some time now. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Returns by Hatchell, OSU headline NCAA Chapel Hill regionalNorth Carolina's Hall of Fame coach is back in the NCAA Tournament. So is Ohio State's team. The fourth-seeded Tar Heels and fifth-seeded Buckeyes will be favorites to win their tournament openers Saturday. North Carolina (24-8) faces 13th-seeded Liberty (26-6) and Ohio State (23-10) takes on 12th-seeded James Madison (29-3) in the first round of the Greensboro Region. (USA Today)
UNC Women Earn No. 4 Seed In Greensboro RegionThe University of North Carolina women's basketball team earned an at-large spot in the 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship on Monday evening. Carolina, with an overall record of 24-8, is the No. 4-seed in the Greensboro Region and will play No. 13-seed Liberty (26-6) on Saturday, March 21 at Carmichael Arena in a first round game. The game will tip at 11 a.m. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women Bracing For The BracketCarolina will now await its NCAA Tournament fate. With 24 wins and a season spent in the Top 25, the Tar Heels are virtually assured of an at-large bid. A top-four seed comes with the bonus of hosting the first two rounds. ESPN’s Charlie Creme recently projected the Tar Heels as a 5 seed and traveling to Lexington, Kentucky, where a match with the Wildcats looms. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women Fall In OT Thriller To LouisvilleNo. 10 Louisville held on to beat No. 15 North Carolina 77-75 in overtime on Friday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal. Freshman Jamie Cherry sent the game into overtime with a 40-foot heave at the regulation buzzer but missed a long 3 at the final horn. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC's Jamie Cherry's Long Buzzer Beater to Force OvertimeWatch North Carolina freshman Jamie Cherry pull up from 35 feet and drain a game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime vs Louisville as time expires. Cherry missed a second heave to end overtime as the Tar Heels lost by two, 77-75.
Stephanie Mavunga's Monster Game Leads UNC Over JacketsUNC made sure their coach’s return to the ACC Women’s Tournament resulted in a win. Led by 23 points, 16 rebounds and 8 blocks from All-ACC forward Stephanie Mavunga, the sixth-seeded Tar Heels shook off 11th-seeded Georgia Tech and rolled to an 84-64 second-round win on Thursday night. The Tar Heels (24-7) advance to Friday’s 8 p.m. quarterfinal game against third-seeded Louisville. (GoHeels.com)