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Video: Sylvia Hatchell Hall of Fame Press Conference

North Carolina head women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell speaks with the media on Tuesday about being selected for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. View Video...

Sylvia Hatchell: Hall selection ‘fires me up’

Sylvia Hatchell said that being elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame is the ultimate achievement for a basketball coach. Now she’s received the honor, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to start winding down her career. “I feel great, I couldn’t be any healthier and I’ve got as much passion now as I’ve ever had,” Hatchell said Tuesday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Sylvia Hatchell savoring Naismith selection

It's been nearly a week since UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell got the call saying she would join the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, and she's still having a hard time believing it. "I'm still like, 'OK, when am I going to wake up here?'" Hatchell said Tuesday. Hatchell will be part of a class that includes Louisville men's coach Rick Pitino and former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Sylvia Hatchell Picked For Naismith Hall Of Fame

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has been selected for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the 2013 class, the Hall of Fame announced Monday. Hatchell will officially join the Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Springfield, Mass., on Sunday, September 8. (GoHeels.com)

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt Earns AP All-American Honorable Mention

North Carolina senior guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt was given honorable mention on the Associated Press All-America team, the AP announced Tuesday. Ruffin-Pratt, who was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer in 2012-13, led the Tar Heels to a 29-7 record, a second-place finish in the ACC and the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Bridgeport Region. (GoHeels.com)

Delaware Eliminates UNC Women, 78-69

Elena Delle Donne scored 33 points in her final home game, and Delaware rallied past foul-plagued North Carolina 78-69 on Tuesday night to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. The sixth-seeded Blue Hens (32-3) trailed 50-42 with 15:31 left before coming back to extend their school-record winning streak to 27 games and eliminate No. 3 seed North Carolina (29-7). (GoHeels.com)

Delle Donne leads Delaware against North Carolina

The success Elena Delle Donne has experienced at Delaware isn't a surprise to North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell. Delle Donne had just finished 7th grade when she attended a basketball camp run by Hatchell in Chapel Hill, where the youngster provided a glimpse of things to come. (Associated Press)

Jonathan Cooper, Krista Gross, Meghan Lyons Among Golden Fleece Inductees

Three North Carolina student-athletes were among the 29 inductees announced Friday as UNC's Order of the Golden Fleece tapped its newest members. Jonathan Cooper (football), Krista Gross (women's basketball) and Meghan Lyons (field hockey), all seniors, were chosen for induction into the University's oldest honorary society. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Women Face Delaware For Sweet 16 Spot

North Carolina looks for its 16th trip to the regional semifinals in program history Tuesday when the third-seeded Tar Heels face sixth-seeded Delaware at the Bob Carpenter Center. Carolina is 29-6 on the year after beating 14th-seeded Albany, 59-54, in Sunday's first round. Delaware, the Colonial Athletic Association champion, is 31-3 after topping 11th-seeded West Virginia, 66-53. (GoHeels.com)

Seniors Lead UNC Women Past Albany, 59-54

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a career-high 30 points, and third-seed North Carolina squeezed past Albany 59-54 Sunday to stagger into the second round of the NCAA tournament. North Carolina trailed 28-23 at halftime and 48-44 with just under 10 minutes left before rallying behind Ruffin-Pratt, who scored 17 of the Tar Heels' final 21 points - including two clinching free throws with 10.8 seconds left. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel women gear up for NCAA Tournament debut today

A year ago, the NCAA tournament selection committee left the North Carolina women's basketball team sitting home in March. The Tar Heels were determined not the let that happen again. Motivated by last year, North Carolina (28-6) bounced back with a solid regular season that earned it the No. 3 seed in the Bridgeport Regional. The Heels will open against No. 14 seed Albany on Sunday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Weekend Watch: March 22-24

Men's basketball takes on Villanova tonight at 7:20 p.m. EDT in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on TNT. Women's basketball begins tournament play Sunday at 2:30 p.m. against Albany in Newark, Del. Baseball was supposed to be in Boston this weekend, but he field in Chestnut Hill is unplayable due to recent weather. So the Tar Heels and Eagles will do battle in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Monthly)

Tar Heel doubters beware: These women mean business

UNC (28-6) on Sunday will be in the opening round of the Big Dance against an Albany team that was undefeated in the American East Conference and won its league tournament for the second year in a row. But with all due respect to the Great Danes (27-3, 16-0), the Tar Heels know what they’re doing out there on the floor, too, UNC senior Krista Gross said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

After a year on sideline, UNC women back in NCAA field

One year after missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001, there was no doubt North Carolina would be back in the field this year. Still, that didn’t make it any less exciting for the Tar Heels (28-6), who received a No. 3 seed Monday and will face America East champion Albany in the first round Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the University of Delaware. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC women begin NCAA play Sunday

Just five women’s teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference, including two from the Triangle, made the 2013 women’s NCAA Tournament when the selection committee announced its choices Monday night. North Carolina, the No. 3 seed in the Bridgeport Region, begins play against No. 14 seed Albany Sunday in Newark, Del. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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