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Stephanie Watts continues to be bright spot in UNC women's basketball's tough season

This season hasn’t gone the way Coach Sylvia Hatchell planned, but the play of UNC freshman Stephanie Watts has surpassed all expectations. Although UNC (12-8, 2-3 ACC) fell short against No. 21 Miami on Sunday, Watts shined, tallying 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the 76-61 loss. “I think she’s the best freshman in the country,” Hatchell said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Miami Defeats Carolina Women's Basketball

No. 21 Miami won its fourth-straight game with a 76-61 victory over North Carolina on Sunday from Carmichael Arena. Freshman Stephanie Watts paced UNC (12-8, 2-3 ACC) with 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Hillary Summers had 17 points and 11 rebounds for her 5th double-double of the year, while N’Dea Bryant added 12 points and 10 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Xylina McDaniel To Miss Remainder Of 2015-16 Season

UNC senior forward Xylina McDaniel will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her right knee Thursday in Atlanta. McDaniel got hurt while dribbling the basketball in the first half against Georgia Tech. A four-year starter for UNC, McDaniel recently went over 1,000 career points, and averaged 8.7 points and 6.8 rebounds this season. (GoHeels.com)

UNC women's basketball player Xylina McDaniel finds the beast within

From the moment Xylina McDaniel arrived on campus, her intensity resembled that of a raging bull. In the mold of her father — former NBA All-Star Xavier McDaniel — the Columbia, S.C. native flashed a high basketball IQ and competitive drive. And with bulk inside and agility on the perimeter, the fleet-footed forward struck fear in opponents. (Daily Tar Heel)

Comeback Comes Up Just Short At Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech held off a valiant North Carolina comeback to record an 80-73 victory on Thursday night from McCamish Pavilion. Destinee Walker’s jumper had UNC up 69-65 with 3:44 left, but an 11-2 run by the Yellow Jackets was too much for the visiting Tar Heels to overcome, who played more than half the game without injured starter Xylina McDaniel. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Falls To Notre Dame

No. 3 Notre Dame placed four players in double figures in a an 88-54 victory over North Carolina on Sunday at Purcell Pavilion. Notre Dame benefited from a balanced scoring attack as Arike Ogunbowale paced the Fighting Irish with 16 points off the bench. Destinee Walker led UNC (12-6, 2-1) with 12 points in its first conference setback of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Legendary coaches Sylvia Hatchell, Muffet McGraw square off in UNC-Notre Dame matchup

Two of the greatest coaches in the college women’s game will be matching wits — Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell and Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw. Between the two, they have piled up 1,774 victories with Hatchell at 973 and McGraw 801. Hatchell’s total is second only to legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt (1,098) in the women’s game. (South Bend Tribune)

UNC Women Outlast Syracuse For Sixth-Straight Win

UNC notched its biggest win of the season, its sixth victory in a row, with a come-from-behind 77-73 victory over Syracuse on Thursday night at Carmichael Arena. Stephanie Watts nearly had the first triple-double in program history with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for UNC (12-5, 2-0 ACC). Jamie Cherry had 15 points and a career-high nine assists. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Hatchell learning to take advantage of new opportunities

Sylvia Hatchell—two years removed from a near-death experience with leukemia—addressed members of the Raleigh Sports Club Wednesday. The active winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history—second only to former Tennessee head coach Pat Summit—said she visited the doctor on Tuesday and passed an examination with “off-the-chart” numbers. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Stephanie Watts Earns Second ACC Rookie Honor

For the second time in three weeks, North Carolina guard Stephanie Watts has been named ACC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week. From Wesley Chapel, N.C., Watts played an integral role in UNC recording three victories last week to run its winning streak to a season-high five games heading into Thursday’s home game with Syracuse. (GoHeels.com)

Sylvia Hatchell Notches 700th Win At Carolina

Sylvia Hatchell picked up her 700th career victory at North Carolina when her Tar Heels picked up a 72-56 win over Clemson on Sunday inside Carmichael Arena. Jamie Cherry paced UNC (11-5, 1-0 ACC) with a team-leading 16 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the free throw line. Hillary Summers notched her fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Stephanie Watts' Game-Winning Triple Sinks Maine

Stephanie Watts swished in the game-winning three at the final buzzer to give North Carolina a 59-58 win over Maine on December 31, 2015. View Video...

UNC Women's Basketball Beats Maine At The Buzzer

Stephanie Watts made a buzzer-beating three-pointer at then end of regulation to lift North Carolina to a 59-58 victory over Maine on Thursday from Carmichael Arena. Watts paced North Carolina (10-5) with a game-high 18 points, but none were bigger than her final three points at the buzzer. (GoHeels.com)

Jamie Cherry Scores 20, Heels Top New Hampshire

Jamie Cherry scored 20 points to lead North Carolina to a 65-60 victory over New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon inside Carmichael Arena. Cherry salted the game away with two free throws with five seconds left to give North Carolina (9-5) its third-consecutive victory and fourth in the last five games. Destinee Walker chipped in with 17 points. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Tops Southern Miss In Myrtle Beach

Jamie Cherry and Stephanie Watts each scored 17 points to lead North Carolina to a 69-62 victory over Southern Miss Sunday afternoon from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Destinee Walker also chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds for North Carolina (8-5), who have won three of its last four games heading into the holiday break. (GoHeels.com)

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