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Competitive spirit still drives UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell on eve of 1,000th win

Washington Mystics guard Ivory Latta paused when asked for her favorite funny memory of playing for UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell. "When I was in school, the day before we played Duke, we listened to a one particular song in practice. And that song was, 'Let's get physical, physical..." Latta, who played for the Tar Heels from 2003-07, laughed just thinking about it. (ESPN.com)

Sylvia Hatchell's Grandest Coaching Wins

UNC women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell earned career victory No. 999 on Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, defeating Washington 90-78. At the same venue Tuesday, she'll vie for 1,000 against Grambling State. If she reaches the milestone then, Hatchell will become just the fourth men's or women's college basketball coach to win 1,000 games. (GoHeels.com)

Paris Kea Scores 33 as Sylvia Hatchell Secures Win No. 999

Career victory No. 999 for UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell came at a familiar setting for her program on Sunday. Playing in Myrtle Beach for the 24th consecutive season, a career-high 33 points from Paris Kea gave Carolina a 90-78 victory over Washington. Hatchell will go for win No. 1000 on Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center against Grambling State at 2 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Heads To Myrtle Beach On The Verge Of History

North Carolina heads to Myrtle Beach for the 24th-straight year and history could be in the making with Tar Heel Hall of Fame head coach Sylvia Hatchell two wins shy of 1,000 career victories. UNC faces Washington on Sunday and Grambling State on Tuesday, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The exclusive 1,000 win club currently has three members. (GoHeels.com)

Francis Marion College Paved Sylvia Hatchell's Road To UNC

In 1975, Sylvia Hatchell, then 23, secured her first college head-coaching job at Francis Marion College. The tiny school in Florence was founded five years before Hatchell's arrival and had fielded a women's basketball team for only two seasons. Yet Hatchell blossomed there. And 11 years and 272 wins later, she became the head coach at North Carolina in 1986. (GoHeels.com)

Video: One-on-one with Sylvia Hatchell as she prepares for win No. 1,000

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is on the brink of winning her 1,000th game. Jared Fialko talked with the Hall of Fame coach about the benchmark. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carolina Women's Basketball Pounds Paladins, 84-56

UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell earned career victory No. 998 with an 84-56 victory over Furman (Highlights). The Tar Heels extended their winning streak to six games by topping the Paladins on Sunday afternoon. Paris Kea led three North Carolina (8-2) players in double figures scoring with 20 points and nine assists, while Taylor Koenen had 16 points and 12 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Tangles With Furman Sunday

North Carolina hosts Furman in the last of 10 consecutive home games to begin the season. Tip off is scheduled at Carmichael Arena for 2 p.m. UNC is 4-0 all-time against Furman. All four previous meetings have been held in Chapel Hill. The last head-to-head contest was a 77-36 Tar Heel victory in 2007. UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell will be vying for career win No. 998. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC star Charlotte Smith finding success on sideline as Elon coach

Charlotte Smith, who starred for the Tar Heels from 1991-95, played in the ABL and then the WNBA from 1996-2006, and was an assistant for UNC from 2002-2011. Then she took over at Elon and had winning records her first five years. But everything came together last season, when the Phoenix went 27-7. "My thing is, you win in your mind before you win in real life." (ESPN.com)

Janelle Bailey Named USA Basketball Female Athlete Of The Year

After helping lead the 2017 USA Basketball Women's 3x3 U18 World Cup Team to a 7-0 record and a gold medal at the World Cup in Chengdu, China, Janelle Bailey was announced Wednesday as the 2017 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year. Bailey is the first USA 3x3 national team player to be recognized as USA Basketball's Female Athlete of the Year. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Women's Basketball Shoots Down Presbyterian, 91-56

North Carolina ran its winning streak to five games with a 91-56 victory over Presbyterian on Tuesday (Highlights). Tar Heel coach Sylvia Hatchell picked up career win No. 997 in her pursuit of 1,000 career victories. Paris Kea had another in a long line of outstanding games with 23 points and seven assists for North Carolina (7-2), while Jamie Cherry added 17 points. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Takes On Presbyterian Tuesday

North Carolina plays its fourth game in six days by hosting Presbyterian on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Carolina has won four games in a row, tying for the longest streak over the last two seasons. Fans can watch the game on ACC Network Extra and the ESPN app. UNC is 2-0 all-time against Presbyterian. The Heels won 92-37 in the first ever meeting in 2009. (GoHeels.com)

Pioneer Dunker, Lady Tar Heel Charlotte Smith

On December 4, 1994, Charlotte Smith, then a member of the UNC Tar Heels women’s basketball team, became the second collegiate women’s player ever to dunk in a game. By the time she left Chapel Hill, Smith had scored nearly 2,100 points, grabbed 1,200 rebounds and became one of only two women’s basketball players at UNC to have her jersey retired. (NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources)

Janelle Bailey Earns 2nd ACC Rookie Of The Week Honor

North Carolina freshman Janelle Bailey earned her second ACC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week honor in the last three weeks, announced Monday by the conference. Bailey, a preseason selection for the ACC Newcomer Watch List, averaged a double-double with 15.0 points and 12.3 rebounds in leading North Carolina to a perfect 3-0 record last week. (GoHeels.com)

Janelle Bailey Thriving, Olympic Sports Notes

Over the past two seasons, the North Carolina women's basketball team's first back-to-back losing campaigns since 1989-91, the Tar Heels' most glaring weakness has been the lack of a reliable post presence. The sample size might be limited. But through eight games this season, freshman center Janelle Bailey has appeared to be the solution to that problem. (GoHeels.com)

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Women's Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 92
Duke: 86
Sun, Jan 21

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia
Thu, Jan 25, 7:00 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Notre Dame
Thu, Feb 1, 7:00 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC vs. Miami
Sun, Feb 4, 2:00 ET ACC Network Extra

Full UNC Women's Basketball Schedule

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ACC Women's Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(2) Louisville6-120-1
(5) Notre Dame6-118-2
(12) Florida State6-118-2
Virginia6-113-7
(15) Duke4-315-5
NC State4-315-5
Miami4-314-6
North Carolina4-314-6
Syracuse3-414-5
Virginia Tech2-513-7
Georgia Tech2-512-7
Wake Forest2-510-10
Boston College1-56-13
Clemson1-611-9
Pittsburgh1-69-11

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