Mercer Stuns UNC Women's Basketball, 97-86Kahlia Lawrence scored 39 points to lead Mercer to a come-from-behind, 97-86, victory over North Carolina on Thursday afternoon from Carmichael Arena. Mercer (12-2) won its ninth-straight game by outscoring North Carolina 20-2 over the final four minutes, 33 seconds, and by a 33-8 margin in the fourth quarter to overcome a 16-point deficit alone in the fourth quarter. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Back To The Court ThursdayNorth Carolina hosts Mercer on Thursday in the first game for both clubs after the holiday break. Each team is riding an eight-game winning streak leading the first meeting between the two clubs since 1985. Tip-off inside Carmichael Arena is 2 p.m. UNC leads 3-0 all-time against Mercer. The last meeting came in 1985, a 121-61 win at the Sunshine Classic in Lake Mary, Florida. (GoHeels.com)
Sports world congratulates Sylvia Hatchell, Geno Auriemma on 1,000 winsPeople from across the world of sports offered congratulatory remarks for Geno Auriemma and Sylvia Hatchell on reaching huge milestones the same day. The two giants in women’s college basketball on Tuesday added another achievement to their legendary careers. Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma and North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell each earned their 1,000th coaching victory. (Larry Brown Sports)
VIdeo: Best of the Tar Heels in the WNBA this seasonIn honor of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell's 1,000th career victory on Tuesday, here's a look at some of the best plays from her former players in the WNBA this season, including Ivory Latta, Erlana Larkins, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, and Jessica Breland.
With Hatchell's 1,000th win in hand, UNC continues to focus on getting back to postseason"Ultracompetitive" is the term that's used frequently to describe North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, who won her 1,000th game Tuesday. But two other words always come to mind: resilient and relentless. You could say that all three generally go together in high achievers, but the latter two are so much a part of Hatchell's story. (ESPN.com)
Fighting for 1,000Almost 42 years after her first career win, Sylvia Hatchell still gets nervous jitters before each game. It’s what keeps her on the bench, fanning the fire and feisty competitiveness that has fueled her career. She says she’ll coach until the day that feeling fades — and that day isn’t coming soon. "I've got it now just as much as ever,” she said. But the past 100 wins have been the hardest. (Argyle Report)
Sylvia Crawley has front row seat to Sylvia Hatchell's historic momentSteubenville High School alum Sylvia Crawley had a front row seat to a historic moment in college basketball Tuesday. Crawley is an assistant coach at UNC, where longtime head coach Sylvia Hatchell became the third coach in women's college basketball history to 1,000 career victories. Crawley has been a part of a number of those wins both as a player and a coach. (WTOV)
Video: Sylvia Hatchell Gets 1,000th Career WinNorth Carolina head women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell earned her 1,000th career victory as a head coach after the Tar Heels defeated Grambling State, 79-63, on Tuesday in Myrtle Beach.
Sylvia Hatchell's Win For AllAs the clock ticked down on the Tar Heels' 79-63 victory over Grambling State, fans chanted "One-Thousand!" in celebration of Sylvia Hatchell's entrance into one of college basketball's most exclusive clubs. Hatchell then strolled to midcourt, and Myrtle Beach mayor John Rhodes handed her the microphone. "It's all because of them," said Hatchell, referencing her players. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Sylvia Hatchell, UConn's Geno Auriemma earn 1,000th victory on same dayOn Tuesday, Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell reached career milestones, as both recorded their 1,000th career victories. Auriemma did so by leading his Huskies to an 88-64 victory against Oklahoma; Hatchell, on Tuesday afternoon, led the Tar Heels to a convincing 79-63 victory against Grambling State to secure hers. (CBS Sports)
Sylvia Hatchell earns 1,000th win as UNC downs Grambling, 79-63North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell became the fourth member of the exclusive 1,000-victory club Tuesday as the Tar Heels dispatched Grambling State 79-63 in Myrtle Beach. In women's basketball, only Tennessee's Pat Summit and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer have reached 1,000 wins. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is the only men's head coach to reach the milestone. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Chansky’s Notebook: Sylvia Hatchell's Tallest MountainSylvia Hatchell is a survivor in more ways than one. The veteran North Carolina women’s basketball coach has the chance to become the fourth all-time to earn 1,000 career victories with a win on Tuesday, and Hatchell has done it against some steep odds. The steepest, of course, was her battle against Leukemia, which sidelined her for the 2013-14 season. (Chapelboro.com)
#Hatchell1K: Going For A Grand On The StrandUNC takes on Grambling State Tuesday from Myrtle Beach Convention Center at 2 p.m. UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell is one victory shy of becoming the third member of the 1,000-win club in women's basketball history. The exclusive 1,000 career victory club currently has three members, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and Tennessee legend Pat Summitt and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer. (GoHeels.com)
1,000 wins may be ‘meaningless’ to UNC’s Hatchell — but colleagues shower praiseOn Tuesday night, while most eyes will watch the Connecticut Huskies' Geno Auriemma go for 1,000 wins, there will be another coach who is also on the verge of the same milestone: UNC's Sylvia Hatchell. Hatchell, who has patrolled the Tar Heel sidelines for 32 seasons, has made quite an impression among her peers for her resilience and coaching skill. (Swish Appeal)
Janelle Bailey Earns 3rd ACC Rookie Of The Week HonorNorth Carolina freshman forward Janelle Bailey earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office. Bailey, from Matthews, North Carolina, scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and grabbed seven rebounds during a 90-78 victory over Washington on Sunday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (GoHeels.com)