Walker, Watts Combine For 59 In Rout Of FAMUFreshmen guards Destinee Walker and Stephanie Watts combined for 59 points in leading North Carolina to a 94-58 victory over Florida A&M on Tuesday night. Walker led North Carolina (1-2) with 32 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double-double. The Orlando, Fla., native was 10-of-17 from the field and made all 10 free throws she attempted. (GoHeels.com)
UNC women's basketball rookies 'thrown in the fire'The UNC women’s basketball team needs more time — and more bodies. After holding late leads in each of its games over the weekend, No. 22 UNC (0-2) dropped a 66-65 contest to Gardner-Webb on Friday and fell 79-77 to Oregon on Sunday. And in each matchup, only six Tar Heels hit the court. “I don’t know if I’ve ever been in this situation, to be honest,” Coach Sylvia Hatchell said. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Women's Basketball Comes Up Short Against OregonThe 22nd-ranked North Carolina women’s basketball team came up just short on Sunday, falling 79-77 to Oregon inside Carmichael Arena. Trailing by 10 with 6:45 left in regulation, North Carolina (0-2) twice got within a single point, and had two good looks from three-point range by Jamie Cherry in the final seconds of an entertaining game that featured 11 lead changes. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Falls To Gardner-WebbCandace Brown’s layup with 1.7 seconds left lifted Gardner-Webb to a 66-65 upset victory over No. 22 North Carolina in the season opener for both clubs on Friday. Jamie Cherry appeared to have rescued UNC with another late three-pointer to give her team a 65-64 lead with just seven ticks left. However, Brown drove the lane and scored the winning bucket for the Runnin’ Bulldogs. (GoHeels.com)
Previewing The 2015-16 UNC Women's Basketball SeasonOne thing that can always be counted on when talking about North Carolina women’s basketball is supremely talented and incredibly athletic student-athletes that make up Hall of Fame head coach Sylvia Hatchell’s roster year-in and year-out in Chapel Hill. The 2015-16 season will be no different in what will be the 30th season in Carolina Blue for Hatchell. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Basketball Highlights vs. Mount OliveJamie Cherry and Destinee Walker each scored 23 points to lead six Tar Heels in double figures as the women's basketball team defeated Mount Olive 99-45 in the exhibition game on November 9, 2015.
Jamie Cherry, Destinee Walker Drop 23 Each In Win Over Mt. OliveJamie Cherry and Destinee Walker combined for 46 points to lead No. 22 North Carolina to a 99-45 exhibition victory over Mount Olive Monday inside Carmichael Arena. UNC placed six players in double figures, led by 23 points for both Cherry and Walker. N’Dea Bryant scored 13 points grabbed 10 rebounds, while Hillary Summers and Erika Johnson contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Basketball Highlights vs. WingateHillary Summers scored a game-high 15 points to lead the #22 Tar Heels to a 59-48 win in the exhibition game against Wingate on November 4, 2015.
Hillary Summers Leads UNC Women's Basketball Over WingateNo. 22 North Carolina opened up the 2015-16 campaign with a 59-48 victory over Wingate in an exhibition game Wednesday night from Carmichael Arena. Destinee Walker’s three-pointer with less than three minutes left in regulation gave Carolina some breathing room against a feisty Bulldog team coached by former Tar Heel assistant Ann Hancock. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Ranked 22nd In AP Preseason PollThe North Carolina women's basketball team checks in at No. 22 in the Associated Press preseason poll released on Tuesday. This joins a handful of other preseason polls that have the Tar Heels ranked among the best in the nation. Both the USA TODAY Sports Coaches’ Poll and Athlon Sports has Carolina ranked 20th. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Ranked 20th In Preseason Coaches PollNorth Carolina was picked 20th in the USA TODAY Sports Preseason Top 25 women’s basketball poll, released on Thursday. Carolina is one of five ACC schools included in the poll; No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 7 Florida State, No. 8 Louisville and 12th-ranked Duke. Syracuse, Miami and Virginia are receiving votes in the Coaches Poll. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Takes Part In ACC Media DayNorth Carolina took part in the annual ACC Women’s Basketball Media Day on Wednesday at Grandover Resort. Hall of Fame head coach Sylvia Hatchell, senior Xylina McDaniel and sophomore Jamie Cherry represented the Tar Heels, who took part in the afternoon session meeting with a variety of TV partners and media members to talk about the upcoming season. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell goes positive despite cloud over programSylvia Hatchell came ready to repel doom and gloom associated with the UNC women’s basketball program. “I see it as an opportunity to show everybody, including you,” Hatchell told reporters Wednesday at the ACC women’s basketball media day. Hatchell’s program has come under scrutiny during the NCAA’s investigation into academic fraud involving athletes at the university. (Burlington Times News)
What to know from ACC Women's Basketball Media DayReporters flocked to Greensboro for the annual ACC Women's Basketball Media Day on Wednesday to speak with players and coaches ahead of the 2015-16 season. Representing the UNC women's basketball team were Coach Sylvia Hatchell, sophomore guard Jamie Cherry and senior forward Xylina McDaniel. Here are some things to note from Wednesday's events. (Daily Tar Heel)
Destinee Walker, Stephanie Watts Named To ACC Watch ListFreshmen guards Destinee Walker and Stephanie Watts of the North Carolina women’s basketball team have been named to the ACC’s Newcomer Watch List, as voted upon by the league’s head coaches. Both Walker and Watts were named McDonald’s All-Americans as high school seniors in 2015, and figure to be key pieces to the Tar Heels success in 2015-16. (GoHeels.com)