LaQuanda Barksdale Named ACC LegendLaQuanda Barksdale Quick, a 2001 All-America selection, will represent UNC in the 12th annual class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends. The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Brunch on Saturday, March 5, at 10 a.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that afternoon. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Hatchell makes 'sportsmanship donation' during game suspensionPrior to announcing her donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, Sylvia Hatchell spoke with WRAL News about why her two-game suspension is a teachable moment for herself and her team. “You think about what the slogan is for the Kay Yow foundation. That was one reason why I wanted to do this today. That’s because Kay taught me how to work through adverse situations,” said Hatchell. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Carolina Women's Basketball Can't Slow Down NC StateFour NC State players scored in double figures in a 78-49 win over North Carolina Sunday at Broughton High School's Holliday Gym. UNC (12-11, 2-6 ACC) had its eight-game winning streak snapped against the Wolfpack, who earned its first win over the Tar Heels since February 2011. Jamie Cherry and Destinee Walker paced Carolina with 12 and 11 points, respectively. (GoHeels.com)
Sylvia Hatchell Suspended For Two GamesUNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell will serve a one-game University-issued suspension at NC State on Sunday, January 31st, for making contact with an official during the Tar Heels’ game at Duke on January 24th. The NCAA is also suspending Hatchell for a separate game for a Level III violation of rules pertaining to activities that simulate game day introductions of prospects during an official visit. (GoHeels.com)
Hatchell erupts in UNC women's basketball loss to DukeIt took 33 minutes and 58 seconds for Sylvia Hatchell to erupt. At that moment — in the fourth quarter of the North Carolina women’s basketball team’s 71-55 loss to archrival Duke — UNC’s coach had had enough. As redshirt junior forward Hillary Summers bounded toward the basket, she drew some contact, threw up a shot and looked toward the referee. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Women Come Up Short Against DukeDuke picked up a 71-55 victory over North Carolina in the latest chapter of the rivalry held Sunday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. North Carolina (12-10, 2-5 ACC) placed three in double figures, led by 16 points from Jamie Cherry. Freshman Stephanie Watts added 13 points and 10 rebounds, while N’Dea Bryant registered 10 points and 12 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)
Women's rivals arrive at strange crossroads for UNC/Duke meetingNorth Carolina and Duke meet for the first time this season in women’s basketball Sunday afternoon and there’s a different feel to it. Both teams are trying to find their ways....The matchup marks the first time since Jan. 15, 1992, that neither Duke or North Carolina is ranked nationally when they meet. (Burlington Times-News)
UNC, Duke women enter rivalry game unranked, undeterredThe UNC-Duke rivalry is referred to as the "Battle of the Blues." For their women's basketball teams this season, that name certainly fits. The rivals meet Sunday as unranked teams for the first time in 24 years. With a roster down to six healthy scholarship players because of transfers and injuries, the Tar Heels knew this was going to be a rough season. (Associated Press)
UNC Women's Basketball Drops Decision At Wake ForestDespite another terrific effort from freshman Stephanie Watts, the UNC women’s basketball team lost 75-63 at Wake Forest on Thursday nigh. Watts registered her fourth double-double of her rookie season at North Carolina (12-9, 2-4 ACC) with 24 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Jamie Cherry added 18 for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Jamie Cherry Continues Strong Guard Play Tradition For Tar HeelsUNC's Jamie Cherry is just the next in a string of historically strong point guards at North Carolina. Cherry catches up with Debbie Antonelli of the ACC Network to relive some clutch moments from her freshman season in Chapel Hill.
Video: Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNCThe annual Girls and Women in Sports Day took place in Fetzer Gym on Sunday, January 17. Hundreds of children had the opportunity to spend time with their favorite Carolina women's teams.
Stephanie Watts continues to be bright spot in UNC women's basketball's tough seasonThis season hasn’t gone the way Coach Sylvia Hatchell planned, but the play of UNC freshman Stephanie Watts has surpassed all expectations. Although UNC (12-8, 2-3 ACC) fell short against No. 21 Miami on Sunday, Watts shined, tallying 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the 76-61 loss. “I think she’s the best freshman in the country,” Hatchell said. (Daily Tar Heel)
Miami Defeats Carolina Women's BasketballNo. 21 Miami won its fourth-straight game with a 76-61 victory over North Carolina on Sunday from Carmichael Arena. Freshman Stephanie Watts paced UNC (12-8, 2-3 ACC) with 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Hillary Summers had 17 points and 11 rebounds for her 5th double-double of the year, while N’Dea Bryant added 12 points and 10 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)
Xylina McDaniel To Miss Remainder Of 2015-16 SeasonUNC senior forward Xylina McDaniel will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her right knee Thursday in Atlanta. McDaniel got hurt while dribbling the basketball in the first half against Georgia Tech. A four-year starter for UNC, McDaniel recently went over 1,000 career points, and averaged 8.7 points and 6.8 rebounds this season. (GoHeels.com)
UNC women's basketball player Xylina McDaniel finds the beast withinFrom the moment Xylina McDaniel arrived on campus, her intensity resembled that of a raging bull. In the mold of her father — former NBA All-Star Xavier McDaniel — the Columbia, S.C. native flashed a high basketball IQ and competitive drive. And with bulk inside and agility on the perimeter, the fleet-footed forward struck fear in opponents. (Daily Tar Heel)