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)
UNC Women's Basketball Has The Most Experienced Staff In America163. That is the total number of years the UNC women’s basketball staff has been coaching going back to the early 1970’s. One might say its the most experienced coaching staff in college basketball. Hall of Fame head coach Sylvia Hatchell, with more than 900 career victories, is in her 43rd year on the sidelines where she has amassed the second most wins in the history of the sport. (GoHeels.com)
Sylvia Hatchell looking at game through new lens after bout with leukemiaSylvia Hatchell’s mannerisms do not portray that of a woman who faced a near-death bout with leukemia two years ago. The second winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history said she is determined to continue her success at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and that her battles with leukemia have allowed her to look at the game in a different light. (WRAL Sports Fan)
UNC Women's Basketball Team Building Weekend ContinuedThe North Carolina women’s basketball weekend team-building retreat continued in Myrtle Beach and it was an action packed Saturday for the Tar Heels. Here is a first-person account from freshman Destinee Walker, a Florida native that will be a vital back-court piece for Coach Hatchell this season. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Enjoys Team Building Weekend At The BeachThe UNC women’s basketball team is certainly no stranger to the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area, having been playing games on the Grand Strand for many years. On Friday, players, coaches and staff boarded a bus and made the brief trip from Chapel Hill to Cherry Grove for a fun-filled weekend of team-building as the pre-season continues for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)