UNC women's basketball shows improvement in Junkanoo JamThe UNC women’s basketball team (5-1) dropped its first game of the season on Thanksgiving Day with an 83-55 loss to South Florida in Bimini, Bahamas. But for UNC, the loss was a call to action. “We knew that we had to bounce back,” junior guard Jamie Cherry said. “We came out with more energy.” That energy showed, as UNC defeated Minnesota the next day. (Daily Tar Heel)
Epic 4th Quarter Pushes UNC Women's Basketball Over MinnesotaParis Kea scored a career-high 32 points and Jamie Cherry dished out 12 assists on top of 17 points to lead North Carolina to a thrilling 91-77 victory over Minnesota at the Junkanoo Jam. A game that featured 18 lead changes and 11 ties, North Carolina (5-1) overcame a seven-point deficit in the first half and a five point Minnesota cushion in the fourth quarter. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Women's Basketball Drops First Game Of Season To USFUSF pinned the first loss of the season on North Carolina, 83-55, on Thursday in the opening round of the Junkanoo Jam at Gateway Christian Academy. Paris Kea scored 20 points to lead UNC (4-1). Stephanie Watts added 13 points to register her 14th double-figure scoring game in a row. Both players have scored 10 or more points in every game this season. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Stephanie Watts Drains ACC-Record 10 Threes vs. CSUNorth Carolina sophomore guard Stephanie Watts broke the ACC record for most three-pointers in a single game, scoring a career-best 39 points on 10-14 from behind the arc in UNC's win over Charleston Southern.
Stephanie Watts Sets ACC 3FG Record In Win Over Charleston SouthernBehind an ACC women’s basketball record 10 made three-pointers, Stephanie Watts scored a career-high 39 points to lead North Carolina to a 93-77 victory over Charleston Southern on Tuesday. Watts' 39 points ties for the fifth most in program history, and the most by a Tar Heel since Tracy Reid set the school record of 42 points vs. Virginia on Jan. 27, 1997. (GoHeels.com)
Defense Clamps Down BucknellUNC’s defense showed up in a big way Sunday in a 65-50 victory over previously unbeaten Bucknell at Carmichael Arena. Stephanie Watts paced UNC (3-0) with 17 points and 11 rebounds for her ninth career double-double. Jamie Cherry added 15 points and six assists, while Paris Kea added 13 points. Hillary Fuller hauled in a career-high 13 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Women's Basketball Eases Past Alabama A&MStephanie Watts scored 28 points to lead UNC to an 80-35 victory over Alabama A&M on Thursday at Carmichael Arena (highlights). Watts, the 2016 ACC Freshman of the Year, caught fire in the second half with 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc. She hauled in 11 rebounds for her eighth career double-double, and had six makes from three-point land. (GoHeels.com)
Annual Burn Center Visit Is A Highlight For Tar HeelsEach fall, UNC student-athletes gather for a special trip that always proves to be a highlight of the Carolina Outreach calendar. The annual UNC Burn Center visit on Nov. 4 brought together Tar Heels from the UNC football, cross country, gymnastics, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s lacrosse teams to visit with patients and hear from physicians. (GoHeels.com)
Paris Kea Leads UNC Women's Basketball To Season-Opening VictoryParis Kea scored 22 points to lead UNC to an 84-54 victory over Alabama State in Friday’s season opener at Carmichael Arena. Kea, in her debut with the Tar Heels, set a career high in points, topping her 18 scored at Tennessee on March 1, 2015 when she was a freshman at Vanderbilt. Stephanie Watts knocked down four three-pointers on her way to 13 points. (GoHeels.com)
UNC women's basketball looks to surprise despite inexperienceIf there’s one thing UNC women’s basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell is tired of doing, it’s talking about the past. Instead, she’s ready to look forward. “I told the kids yesterday, ‘Look, I’m not going to talk about the past, that’s over. All that stuff is behind us.” “All that stuff” refers to the tumult the women’s basketball program has experienced over the last half decade. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: UNC Women's Basketball - One-On-One With Jamie CherryNorth Carolina junior guard Jamie Cherry sits down with Taylor Vippolis to discuss free throws, buzzer beaters, and goals for this season.
Video: UNC Women's Basketball Drains 16 3s In 115-51 Exhibition WinBehind 35 points from Stephanie Watts and an unofficial school-record 16 three-pointers, the North Carolina women’s basketball team earned an impressive 115-51 victory over Elizabeth City State in Monday’s exhibition.
UNC Women's Basketball Drains 16 Threes In 115-51 Exhibition WinBehind 35 points from Stephanie Watts and an unofficial school-record 16 three-pointers, the UNC women’s basketball team earned an impressive 115-51 victory over Elizabeth City State in Monday’s exhibition. Watts was 12-of-18 shooting, and 7-for-11 from beyond the arc in only 24 minutes. She also had eight rebounds, four steals, three blocks and three assists. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Pulls Away In Second Half Over Carson-NewmanFreshman Taylor Koenen scored 23 points to lead North Carolina to a 96-70 exhibition victory over Carson-Newman on Wednesday night from Carmichael Arena. UNC trailed for a good bit of the game as the new-look squad adjusted to playing together in their first exhibition of the season. But a convincing final 12 minutes was too much for the Lady Eagles. (GoHeels.com)
Three takeaways from UNC women's basketball media dayThis year’s UNC women’s basketball team looks very different than it did a year ago. Only three active players return from the 2015-16 squad that finished 14-18 and lost 13 of its final 15 games. Eight freshmen aim to replace eight graduated seniors. Here are three takeaways from Thursday’s media day at Carmichael Arena. (Daily Tar Heel)
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