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ESPN Names Diamond DeShields ACC Freshman of the Year

Much was expected from UNC's Diamond DeShields...and much has been delivered by the guard who took over a leadership role despite her freshman status. With coach Sylvia Hatchell out battling leukemia, DeShields' maturity was much-needed by the young Tar Heels. So were her scoring (17.7) and rebounding (5.5) numbers. (ESPN.com)

Diamond DeShields finds a way against Duke

“There’s other things that Diamond can do,” said Diamond DeShields. About herself. The freshman guard is a lethal scorer — there isn’t a coach or analyst in the country that will disagree. But early in No. 14 North Carolina’s 64-60 win against No. 7 ranked Duke, it was evident that her previous 30-point performance against the Blue Devils would be without a similarly spectacular encore. (Daily Tar Heel)

Sylvia Hatchell Still Hoping To Return This Season

North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell says she's scheduled to start what she hopes is her final chemotherapy treatment for leukemia this week and "there's a chance" she could return for the NCAA tournament. Hatchell attended Sunday's regular-season finale between her No. 14 Tar Heels and No. 7 Duke. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Women Beat Duke In Regular Season Finale, 64-60

Diamond DeShields scored 18 points while fellow freshman Allisha Gray scored all 12 of her points after halftime to help No. 14 North Carolina beat No. 7 Duke 64-60 on Sunday in the teams' regular-season finale. Freshman Stephanie Mavunga had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who clinched their first season sweep of the Blue Devils since the 2007-08 season. (GoHeels.com)

Different vibe as No. 7 Duke visits No. 14 UNC women

More times than not, the regular-season finale between Duke and North Carolina in women’s basketball has had a championship feel to it. Either the Blue Devils or the Tar Heels have won or shared the ACC’s regular-season championship 11 of the last 12 seasons. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Duke, UNC women looking for fixes

No. 7 Duke is looking for ways to make up for a series of backcourt-crippling injuries. No. 14 North Carolina still is trying to solve some of its up-and-down ways. The rivals are far from finished products as they meet today to close the regular season and head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. (Associated Press)

Carolina Women Take Center Stage For Duke Rematch

The No. 14 North Carolina women’s basketball team, 21-8 on the season and 9-6 in conference play, closes out its regular season Sunday with a 1 p.m. tip on ESPN against top rival No. 7 Duke, 25-4 overall and 12-3 in the ACC. (Chapelboro.com)

Sylvia Hatchell Honored At Evening Of Champions

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell was the winner of the 2014 Kay Yow Champion Award on Thursday at the Greater Raleigh Sports Council Evening of Champions. Hatchell left the Tar Heel bench this year to be treated for leukemia. Now in complete molecular remission, she continues treatment at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Recognizes Tar Heel Trailblazers

In recognition of Black History Month, UNC honored four African-American pioneers - Courtney Bumpers, Robyn Hadley, Ricky Lanier and Charles Scott - as its inaugural Tar Heel Trailblazers, the first in an ongoing program to celebrate those who have shaped Carolina athletics. (GoHeels.com)

West Florida coach Stephanie Yelton reflects on 1994 national championship as UNC player

On April 3, 1994, the University of North Carolina women’s basketball earned the program’s first national championship on a last-second three-pointer from Charlotte Smith. Trailing by two with 0.7 seconds on the clock, UWF women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton inbounded the ball to Smith on the right wing. (GoArgos.com)

Women's Hoops Falls At Notre Dame

Kayla McBride scored 28 points and Natalie Achonwa added 24 to lead second-ranked Notre Dame to a 98-75 victory over No. 14 North Carolina on Thursday to finish the regular season unbeaten at home. Xylina McDaniel led UNC with 18 points and Diamond DeShields had 17 and is one point shy of Erlana Larkin's freshman record of 496 points scored in the 2004-05 season. (GoHeels.com)

Finding Their Fit

Because many new names grace this year's UNC women's basketball roster, solidifying the starting lineup and finding the right rotations have been a work in progress. In the 28 games played this season, there have been 11 unique starting lineups and ten players on the 13-person roster have started at least one game. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Upended By Hokies, 50-47

No. 11/8 North Carolina was upended 50-47 by Virginia Tech on Sunday at Carmichael Arena. UNC had a chance to send the game into overtime in the waning seconds, but Diamond DeShields' three pointer rolled off the rim to cap a tough shooting night for the Tar Heels. UNC shot just 26.8 percent for the game, a season low, and was held under 65 points for the first time all year. (GoHeels.com)

Five Double-Digit Scorers Lead UNC Women Over Virginia

Stephanie Mavunga's 17-point, 10-rebound performance led No. 11/8 North Carolina to an 80-74 victory at Virginia Thursday night from John Paul Jones Arena. North Carolina put five players in double figures with Allisha Gray scoring a team-high 18 points. Diamond DeShields had all 13 of her points in the second half, and Latifah Coleman and N'Dea Bryant added 11 and 10 points, respectively. (GoHeels.com)

Diamond DeShields growing accustomed to the spotlight

North Carolina freshman Diamond DeShields has grown accustomed to the spotlight. She came to Carolina ranked as the nation's top incoming recruit, but despite all of that success on the court, basketball was never DeShields' first love. DeShields actually started by playing tennis, even training with Richard Williams, the coach and father of Venus and Serena. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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