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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)

UNC's Defense Sets Tone In Win Over App State

North Carolina won its fourth game in a row with a 56-43 victory over Appalachian State on Sunday. In the 23rd meeting between the two in-state rivals, Paris Kea and Jamie Cherry combined for 37 points and the Tar Heels limited the Mountaineers to only 17 points in the second half to improve to 6-2. Coach Sylvia Hatchell also registered career victory No. 996. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Hosts Mountaineers Sunday Night

UNC's third game in five days brings Appalachian State to town for a Sunday tip at 5:30 p.m. Fans can watch the game on ACC Network Extra, and the ESPN app. Sunday marks the 23rd meeting between UNC and Appalachian State. It's the third most frequent non-conference opponent the Tar Heels have played trailing only East Carolina (27 games) and Maryland (76). (GoHeels.com)

Special bond between Appalachian State's Elderkin, UNC's Hatchell highlights matchup

Chapel Hill used to be an exciting place for Angel Elderkin. During her coaching career, trips to play North Carolina became chances to visit one of college basketball’s meccas. That changed for Elderkin last year. Elderkin, who fought cancer before the 2016-17 season, returns to Chapel Hill today for a game between the Mountaineers and Tar Heels at 5:30 p.m. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Rebounding Edge Leads UNC Women's Basketball Over Hartford

Freshman Janelle Bailey scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to pace North Carolina to a 90-70 victory over Hartford on Friday (Highlights). The victory was No. 995 for UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell, moving her within five of reaching 1,000 career victories. Bailey registered her third double-double of the season, and second in as many games. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Faces Hartford For First Time On Friday

UNC's busy week continues Friday with a home game against Hartford at 3 p.m. The Tar Heels have won four of their last five games, while Hartford is 3-3 on the season. Paris Kea is off to a phenomenal start to her second season with the Tar Heels, third in the ACC at 20.3 points per game. UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell is only six wins shy of 1,000 career victories. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Tops Previously Unbeaten Minnesota, 88-83

Taylor Koenen scored a career-high 21 points to lead North Carolina to an 88-83 victory over previously unbeaten Minnesota on Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Highlights). UNC improves to 8-3 all-time in the Challenge. Koenen, a native of Savage, Minnesota, was 9-of-13 from the field, grabbed six rebounds and had six assists for North Carolina (4-2) (GoHeels.com)

Carolina And Minnesota Face Off In Women's Big Ten/ACC Challenge

North Carolina women's basketball hosts Minnesota as part of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. inside Carmichael Arena. The game is available on 97.9 FM WCHL in the Triangle. A live stream is also available on GoHeels.com. Carolina holds a 3-1 advantage in the all-time series with Minnesota, and has won each of the last three meetings. (GoHeels.com)

Balanced Scoring Propels UNC Women's Basketball Over UNCW

Jamie Cherry led five double-digit scorers with 21 points to lead North Carolina to an 86-60 victory over UNCW on Wednesday at Carmichael Arena (Highlights). Cherry not only scored a game-high 21 points, but also handed out six assists and came up with five steals for North Carolina. Freshman Janelle Bailey, the reigning ACC Rookie of the Week, had 16 points. (GoHeels.com)

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Women's Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 69
Boston College: 64
Wed, Feb 28

Upcoming Games:
North Carolina: 64
NC State: 77
Thu, Mar 1

Full UNC Women's Basketball Schedule

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ACC Women's Basketball Scoreboard
at Georgia Tech91

George Mason69
at Virginia Tech78

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ACC Women's Basketball Standings
Notre Dame15-129-3
Florida State12-425-6
NC State11-524-8
Virginia Tech6-1020-13
Georgia Tech6-1019-13
Wake Forest5-1114-17
North Carolina4-1215-16
Boston College2-147-23

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