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Three From UNC Women's Basketball Named Freshman All-America

Three North Carolina women's basketball players were named to Full Court's Freshman All-America teams. Diamond DeShields was placed on the first team, Allisha Gray landed on the second team and Stephanie Mavunga was an honorable mention selection. No other team had more than one player named among the group of 21 players selected. (GoHeels.com)

Diamond DeShields Hauling In The Accolades

North Carolina women’s basketball star Diamond DeShields has been honored as the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. The announcement was made at the Bridgestone Arena, prior to the Women’s Final Four. DeShields and the Tar Heels fell just short of a trip to Nashville, falling to Stanford in the Elite Eight. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC women's postmortem: No tears, optimism reigns

The most devastating scenes in college sports are often the losing locker rooms at the NCAA Tournament, when seniors realize their careers are over and their teammates wonder if they just missed their best chance to achieve their ultimate goal. Yet there were no tears from the players after North Carolina lost to Stanford 74-65 on Tuesday night. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell in complete remission after leukemia diagnosis

Sylvia Hatchell cut off her hair herself rather than let it fall out during her treatment for leukemia. Now it’s growing back, a physical sign of her recovery. “I don’t mind showing you,” she said in her office on Tuesday afternoon while she reached for her wig. (Charlotte Observer)

Young Tar Heels accomplish plenty, aim for more

North Carolina's talented youngsters thrived all season despite never playing a game with their Hall of Fame head coach on the sideline. With another year of maturity and the return of Sylvia Hatchell, the Tar Heels are poised to do more next year. The Tar Heels (27-10) reached an NCAA regional final for the first time in six years before falling to Stanford 74-65. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Cardinal crushes UNC women’s basketball title dreams

The tears trickled down his face, the gut-wrenching emotion evident in his quavering voice as he spoke between gasps of air. Associate head coach Andrew Calder didn’t want to accept it. Didn’t want to believe that his No. 4 seeded North Carolina women’s basketball season was over after a 74-65 loss at the hands of No. 2 seeded Stanford. The tears kept coming. “I want to first thank coach Hatchell.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heel Women Fall To Stanford In Regional Final, 74-65

Chiney Ogwumike had 20 points and 10 rebounds as second-seeded Stanford beat North Carolina 74-65 on Tuesday night in the regional final on the Cardinal's home floor. Allisha Gray scored 19 points for No. 4 seed UNC, which couldn't pull off a Final Four reunion with Sylvia Hatchell after the coach's season-long battle with leukemia. (GoHeels.com)

Sylvia Hatchell coaches UNC from afar

While her UNC women’s basketball team was preparing for its Elite 8 matchup with No. 2 Stanford tonight at 9 p.m., coach Sylvia Hatchell pulled up a chair at her office in Carmichael Arena. The Daily Tar Heel’s Aaron Dodson and Daniel Wilco caught up with Hatchell, talking about Hatchell’s role on the team during her battle with leukemia, the Stanford game plan, and more. (Daily Tar Heel)

An Elite Challenge For UNC Women

It may be April Fool's Day, but the UNC women's basketball team is out to prove that they are not fooling around. The same team whose season nearly ended nine days ago as they narrowly defeated No. 12 seed UT-Martin in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament knocked off top-seeded South Carolina on Sunday and secured a spot in the Elite Eight. (GoHeels.com)

Delino DeShields enjoying UNC's run

If anyone is looking for Pensacola Blue Wahoos manager Delino DeShields tonight, odds are pretty good he won’t be found. The skipper has a vested interest in watching tonight’s NCAA women’s basketball region final between North Carolina and Stanford as his daughter, Diamond DeShields, is playing a major role in the No.4-seeded Tar Heels making their way into the Elite Eight. (Pensacola News Journal)

Young Tar Heels comfy away from home

No. 12 North Carolina has played its best away from home, an unusual trend for a team in which four of the top six scorers are freshmen. The Tar Heels need for that to continue as they get ready for their most important road game of the season — an NCAA Tournament regional final at No. 6 Stanford (9 p.m., ESPN). “It’s nice getting buckets that silence the crowd,” Allisha Gray said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

It's Stanford experience vs. UNC youth

Just how much value is there in "Been there, done that"? Fourth-seeded North Carolina, a team that starts three freshmen and two sophomores, will face off against second-seeded Stanford, a team led by a senior star, a fifth-year anchor and a junior point guard with more than 100 starts under her belt -- all of whom have had the experience of playing in at least one Final Four. (ESPN.com)

UNC's Diamond DeShields iffy for Elite Eight

North Carolina star Diamond DeShields didn’t practice Monday and will be a game-time decision today when No. 12 UNC plays at No. 6 Stanford in the Elite Eight on Tuesday (9 p.m., ESPN). DeShields sprained both her right ankle and left knee in the first half of Sunday’s Sweet 16 win over South Carolina. She returned and played the entire second half. (Durham Herald-Sun)

The 10 best players in the women's Elite Eight

Diamond DeShields, North Carolina, guard: DeShields leads the Tar Heels with 18.1 ppg and has scored 10 or more points in all but four games. The ACC Freshman of the Year set a single-game freshman scoring record with 38 points in a win over N.C. State. (USA Today)

Tar Heels win Carolina clash

Tar Heels center Stephanie Mavunga said she had would wait until she got in the shower to see how many scratches she got battling South Carolina’s post players underneath. Still, the freshmen couldn’t have been happier on Sunday. In a bruising game against border-state rivals, UNC advanced to the NCAA Tournament regional final with a 65-58 win over South Carolina at Maples Pavilion. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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ACC Women's Basketball Standings
Notre Dame15-133-4
Florida State13-328-7
NC State12-423-9
Wake Forest6-1016-16
Georgia Tech5-1122-15
Virginia Tech4-1220-14
North Carolina3-1315-16
Boston College2-149-21

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