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)
Comeback Comes Up Just Short At Georgia TechGeorgia Tech held off a valiant North Carolina comeback to record an 80-73 victory on Thursday night from McCamish Pavilion. Destinee Walker’s jumper had UNC up 69-65 with 3:44 left, but an 11-2 run by the Yellow Jackets was too much for the visiting Tar Heels to overcome, who played more than half the game without injured starter Xylina McDaniel. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Falls To Notre DameNo. 3 Notre Dame placed four players in double figures in a an 88-54 victory over North Carolina on Sunday at Purcell Pavilion. Notre Dame benefited from a balanced scoring attack as Arike Ogunbowale paced the Fighting Irish with 16 points off the bench. Destinee Walker led UNC (12-6, 2-1) with 12 points in its first conference setback of the season. (GoHeels.com)
Legendary coaches Sylvia Hatchell, Muffet McGraw square off in UNC-Notre Dame matchupTwo of the greatest coaches in the college women’s game will be matching wits — Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell and Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw. Between the two, they have piled up 1,774 victories with Hatchell at 973 and McGraw 801. Hatchell’s total is second only to legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt (1,098) in the women’s game. (South Bend Tribune)
UNC Women Outlast Syracuse For Sixth-Straight WinUNC notched its biggest win of the season, its sixth victory in a row, with a come-from-behind 77-73 victory over Syracuse on Thursday night at Carmichael Arena. Stephanie Watts nearly had the first triple-double in program history with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for UNC (12-5, 2-0 ACC). Jamie Cherry had 15 points and a career-high nine assists. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Hatchell learning to take advantage of new opportunitiesSylvia Hatchell—two years removed from a near-death experience with leukemia—addressed members of the Raleigh Sports Club Wednesday. The active winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history—second only to former Tennessee head coach Pat Summit—said she visited the doctor on Tuesday and passed an examination with “off-the-chart” numbers. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Stephanie Watts Earns Second ACC Rookie HonorFor the second time in three weeks, North Carolina guard Stephanie Watts has been named ACC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week. From Wesley Chapel, N.C., Watts played an integral role in UNC recording three victories last week to run its winning streak to a season-high five games heading into Thursday’s home game with Syracuse. (GoHeels.com)
Sylvia Hatchell Notches 700th Win At CarolinaSylvia Hatchell picked up her 700th career victory at North Carolina when her Tar Heels picked up a 72-56 win over Clemson on Sunday inside Carmichael Arena. Jamie Cherry paced UNC (11-5, 1-0 ACC) with a team-leading 16 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the free throw line. Hillary Summers notched her fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)