Video: No. 17 UNC Women Upset No. 3 Duke at CameronThe No. 17 Tar Heel women upset No. 3 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium Monday. Leading scorers for UNC were Diamond DeShields with 30 points, Alisha Gray with 24 points, and Xylina McDaniel with 17 points.
Diamond DeShields SparklesDiamond DeShields, the nation’s top-rated freshman, scored a career-high 30 points as No. 17 UNC upset No. 3 Duke 89-78 Monday. Fellow freshman Allisha Gray added 24 as the Tar Heels, who have four freshmen in their nine-player rotation, ended a seven-game losing streak against the Blue Devils and won in Cameron for the first time since 2008. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Carolina Women Knock Off Duke With 3-Point BarrageFreshman Diamond DeShields knew Cameron Indoor Stadium could be tough on visitors. She didn't expect the Cameron Crazies would be this easy to tune out. DeShields scored a season-high 30 points in the 17th-ranked Tar Heels' 89-78 upset of No. 3 Duke on Monday night. DeShields hit 12 of 20 shots while becoming the first player to score 30 against Duke since 2009. (GoHeels.com)
Struggling UNC women hope to end slide at rival DukeWhile the UNC men’s basketball team will carry a five-game winning streak into its matchup with Duke on Wednesday, the Tar Heels’ women’s team is headed in the opposite direction going into Monday’s showdown at No. 5 Duke (7 p.m., ESPN2). After losing just three times in its first 20 games, No. 13 North Carolina will come into Cameron Indoor Stadium on a three-game losing streak. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Duke Week Arrives for UNC with Women’s Showdown at Cameron IndoorDuke Week is here. And the women are first up with the 17-6 Tar Heels, 5-4 in the ACC, traveling over to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the 22-2 Blue Devils, 9-1 in conference, Monday night at 7 p.m. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC Women Suffer 94-91 Setback At Georgia TechNo. 11 North Carolina came up just short in a 94-91 loss at Georgia Tech on Thursday. UNC received a balanced attack with three players scoring at least 20 points. Diamond DeShields had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Allisha Gray notched her third double-double of the year with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Danielle Butts set a new career high with 20 points. (GoHeels.com)
Girls And Women In Sports Day Means Fun For AllAthletes of all ages found much to celebrate Sunday as UNC commemorated National Girls and Women in Sports Day with an event at the Eddie Smith Indoor Field House. Student-athletes from most of the Tar Heel women's sports teams, as well as the UNC cheerleading squad, came out to spend part of the afternoon interacting with young girls and boys, teaching sports skills and having fun. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women Slide in Basketball Polls While Men Remain UnrankedThe North Carolina women’s basketball team fell to No. 13 in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Monday. The 17-5 Tar Heels dropped seven places after a rough week containing a pair of home losses to Syracuse and Miami. As for the men, despite a successful week that included a win at Georgia Tech and a home victory over rival N.C. State, the Tar Heels remain unranked at 14-7. (Chapelboro.com)
Video: 1994 UNC Women's Basketball National Championship ReunionThe 1994 Women's Basketball National Champions were recognized during halftime of the North Carolina vs. Miami women's game February 2nd in honor of the 20 year anniversary of UNC's Title.
UNC Women Fall In Comeback Against Miami, 83-80Miami upset No. 6 North Carolina 83-80 on Sunday despite a 19-point comeback led by four Tar Heels in double digits. Miami's Keyona Hayes added 14 points, including a crucial second-chance layup with a minute to go, for the Hurricanes, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Xylina McDaniel and Diamond DeShields had 18 points each for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)
No. 6 Tar Heel Women Fall to Syracuse, 78-73Brianna Butler scored 22 points to help Syracuse erase an 18-point deficit and beat No. 6 North Carolina 78-73 on Thursday night. Brittney Sykes had 17 points for the Orange (16-5, 5-3 ACC), who trailed 50-32 with 18 minutes remaining. Diamond DeShields scored 21 points to lead the Tar Heels (17-4, 5-2), who had 18 of their 29 turnovers in the second half. (ESPN.com)
Tar Heel Trailblazer: Robyn HadleyAfter her time at UNC, Robyn Hadley traveled to England’s Oxford University as the first African-American female from the South to be awarded the Cecil B. Rhodes Scholarship. There, she had the opportunity to study international business and even captain the basketball club, becoming the first woman to be awarded a Blue (the equivalent of a varsity letter) for athletic competition. (GoHeels.com)
Diamond DeShields Earns Third ACC Rookie Of The Week HonorFor the third time this season, North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields has been named ACC Rookie of the Week, announced Monday. DeShields scored 19 points with eight rebounds and three steals in Carolina's 83-65 victory at Wake Forest last Thursday in the only game for the Tar Heels last week. She leads all freshman in ACC games with 18.8 points per game. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Climbs To Sixth In AP PollThe UNC women's basketball team inched up one spot to No. 6 this week in the Associated Press poll, released on Monday. Carolina went on the road for its only game last week, winning 83-65 at Wake Forest to run its record to 17-3 on the season, 5-1 in the ACC. The Tar Heels have won 12 of their last 13 games to earn the highest ranking for the program since being No. 4 in November 2009. (GoHeels.com)
Diamond DeShields dares to dreamDiamond DeShields has enough dreams to fill a book, so she does. Not long after the morning sunlight creeps into her bedroom, she snatches her “dream book” and writes. Dreams, nightmares, fragments of both — they all get chronicled. Some don’t need their own chapter. Helping others makes her happy, gives her a degree of satisfaction that basketball will never reach. (Daily Tar Heel)