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UNC’s freshmen face early test vs. Lady Vols

After leading No. 12 North Carolina to a 51-point win in the season opener, the top-rated freshman class in the country will make its debut on national television today against No. 4 Tennessee at Carmichael Arena (9 p.m., ESPN2). The four-player class had an impressive debut in the 87-26 win over Air Force. But Diamond DeShields said that even before facing Air Force, she was thinking about Tennessee. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC plays 'Sylvia Hatchell basketball' and crushes Air Force

Naismith Hall of Famer Sylvia Hatchell wasn’t on the sidelines because of her recent leukemia diagnosis, but her style of basketball — suffocating defense and up-tempo offense — was very much on display as No. 12 North Carolina opened its season. The Tar Heels scored 30 points off 30 turnovers and held Air Force to 14 percent shooting in an 87-26 win Friday at Carmichael Arena. (Durham Herald-Sun)

No. 12 UNC Women Roll Past Air Force 87-26

North Carolina got the fast start Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell would've demanded from her heralded freshman class. Diamond DeShields scored 16 points in her first college game to help the No. 12 Tar Heels beat Air Force 87-26 in the opener for both teams. Fellow rookie Stephanie Mavunga added 16 points and 13 rebounds for a Tar Heels team playing without Hatchell. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Sylvia Hatchell comes home from the hospital

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell discusses her fight against Leukemia and her plans for the future as she returns home from the hospital Thursday. View Video...

Sylvia Hatchell back home after cancer treatments

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is back home recovering from cancer treatments. Hatchell has been hospitalized at the Lineberger Cancer center for the past several weeks after being diagnosed with leukemia. Coach Hatchell tweeted Thursday, "there's no place like home" and she thanked the folks at the hospital. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Women hope for memorable anniversary season

It has been almost 20 years since North Carolina became the first ACC women’s basketball program to win the NCAA championship. With many of the key players from a 29-win team returning and the nation’s top-rated recruiting class joining them, the Tar Heels are hoping for a memorable anniversary season. Not that it will be smooth sailing. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Interim coach Calder plans to use Hatchell's blueprint

Andrew Calder no longer is the man behind Sylvia Hatchell on the North Carolina women’s basketball bench. He has come front and center as Hatchell takes an indefinite leave of absence while she receives treatments for leukemia. Calder has been on board with Hatchell since she began coaching the Tar Heels, but this is a different role. (Burlington Times News)

Total Access: North Carolina Women's Basketball

All three Triangle women's basketball programs have been to the Women's Final Four: Duke four times, UNC three, and NC State once. The Tar Heels have the lone national championship, in 1994. North Carolina has the top-rated freshmen class in the country, but they will have to begin their college careers without Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell on the sidelines, as she battles leukemia. (ESPN.com)

Carolina Women Cruise To Exhibition Win Over Wingate

No. 12 North Carolina cruised to a 93-61 victory over Wingate in an exhibition women's basketball game Tuesday night at Carmichael Arena. Freshman Allisha Gray led North Carolina with 15 points to pace six double-figure scorers. Diamond DeShields added 14 points and Stephanie Mavunga tossed in 11 points. N'Dea Bryant, Xylina McDaniel and Brittany Rountree all had 10 points apiece (GoHeels.com)

Doctors Offer Optimistic Update For Sylvia Hatchell

NC Cancer Hospital doctors are giving an optimistic update for the condition of UNC women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell. "Coach Hatchell is doing great," said Dr. Pete Voorhees with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the NC Cancer Hospital. "She has tolerated therapy exceptionally well, and early indicators are that the leukemia is responding to therapy." (GoHeels.com)

Sylvia Hatchell Tweets Shaved Head

Sylvia Hatchell continues her battle with leukemia, and Wednesday she tweeted a photo to show fans she hasn’t lost her spirit and her fight. The tweet says “Hello again Tarheel, we had a shave my head party with the doctors and nurses tonight. Miss you guys and my team.” (Chapelboro.com)

Without Hatchell on bench, Tar Heel women open with rout

With UNC head coach Sylvia Hatchell cheering her team on from a hospital bed, interim coach Andy Calder led the No. 11 Tar Heel women to a 111-50 win over Carson-Newman, Wednesday night in Chapel Hill. Hatchell took a leave from her coaching duties to battle leukemia, and Wednesday’s exhibition game was Calder’s first at the helm. “I was comfortable in the seat,” Calder said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC fans, players root for Sylvia Hatchell's cancer recovery

Before her team took the court at Carmichael Arena Wednesday night, Sylvia Hatchell, the head coach of the UNC women's basketball team used Twitter to update them on her current challenge – the fight against leukemia. She posted that she couldn't wait to watch her team over the Internet, and she followed it up with a photo of her freshly shaved head bearing a painted Tar Heel. (WRAL Sports Fan)

New Look Heels Rout Carson-Newman in Exhibition

No. 11 North Carolina put six players in double figures during a 111-50 exhibition victory over Carson-Newman Wednesday night at Carmichael Arena. Freshman forward Stephanie Mavunga led all scorers with 18 points and added 14 rebounds for Carolina. Sophomore forward Xylina McDaniel added 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, while junior guard Brittany Rountree had 15 points. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Women Tip Off 2013-2014 Season

The eleventh-ranked UNC women’s basketball team will begin their season Wednesday night in an exhibition contest against Carson-Newman. The game will tip off at 6 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. Admission is free. Carson-Newman is the alma mater of UNC head coach Sylvia Hatchell. Hatchell played basketball and volleyball while earning a degree in physical education. (Chapelboro.com)

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