UNC Women's Basketball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.

Jessica Breland Named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

of the Atlanta Dream today was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Breland earned Player of the Week honors for the first time in her seven-year career. She led the Eastern Conference in rebounding (9.3 rpg) and blocked shots (2.67 bpg), ranked sixth in scoring (14.7 ppg) and finished fifth in field goal percentage (54.1). (Atlanta Dream)

UNC Women's Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule

North Carolina women's basketball has put together one of its most competitive non-conference schedules in recent years with five games against Power 5 Conference opponents among its 14 out of league contests. The Tar Heels' key non-league opponents include Auburn and Kentucky from the SEC, Colorado and UCLA out of the Pac-12 and the Big Ten's Ohio State. (

Minnesota Lynx Sign Forward Erlana Larkins

The Minnesota Lynx have signed free agent forward to a seven-day contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Larkins, an eight-year veteran, was a WNBA champion with Indiana in 2012 and made the Finals in 2015 with the Fever. Last season with Indiana, she played in all 34 games, starting in 17 of them, averaging 4.9 ppg and 4.2 rpg. (Minnesota Lynx)

Student athletes offer off-season insight into amateurism hot topics

Each ACC school has a group of athletes that make up a Student Athlete Advisory Committee and some of those representatives were invited to the ACC Spring Meetings at Amelia Island, Fla. "You learn about rules that affect you every day that you didn't even know affected you and you can also be heard," said UNC women's basketball player Taylor Koenen. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Leah Church To Represent Team USA At FISU America Games

UNC's rising sophomore Leah Church will have a different experience this July when she represents the United States at the FISU America Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Coach Jane Albright, a winner of more than 500 collegiate games and a native of Graham, North Carolina, approached Church about playing for the team because of her sharp-shooting abilities. (

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (

Washington’s midseason homestand showcases LaToya Sanders’ growth

Washington Mystics center LaToya Sanders has battled illness, personal woes and a competitive team atmosphere to become an asset to Washington’s success. The Phoenix Mercury drafted Sanders 13th overall 2008. The former North Carolina star’s most prominent year was 2015 when she recorded her then-career highs of 17 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks. (Hoopfeed)

UNC No. 1 for Producing Pro Sports Draft Talent

1. North Carolina Tar Heels - While college basketball is the unquestioned king when it comes to UNC's athletics program, its success in several other sports has the Tar Heels sitting at No. 1 in the Ultimate Draft Rankings. In terms of total draft picks across all sports for the past decade, UNC has been a football school, with 37 players selected in the NFL draft. (

Former Tar Heel LaQuanda Barksdale Quick Named Meredith Head Women's Basketball Coach

Meredith College Athletic Director named former UNC Tar Heel and Winston-Salem native Quick as the next head women's basketball coach. She will begin her tenure with the Avenging Angels on July 1. "We are thrilled to have a coach with LaQuanda's impressive background, both as a former WNBA player and as a coach," said Myers. (Meredith College Athletics)

WNBA Update: Jessica Breland Reaches Rebound Milestone

A month into the 2018 WNBA season, four North Carolina women's basketball players continue to make an impact on their respective clubs. hauled in her 1,000th career rebound last week in her seventh WNBA season. She ranks fourth in the league with 8.9 boards per game to go with 7.7 points in starting all 11 games in her first season in Atlanta. (

UNC Women's Basketball Draws Ohio State In ACC/B1G Challenge

North Carolina visits Ohio State in the ACC/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 28 in Columbus, Ohio. UNC has compiled an 8-3 record in the challenge against the Big Ten. That mark includes a pair of victories over the Buckeyes - 72-63 in Columbus in 2008 and 57-54 in Chapel Hill in 2012. The Tar Heels have won five straight against Ohio State. (

Bett Shelby Named UNC Women's Basketball Coach, Recruiting Coordinator

UNC women's basketball coach announced the hiring of assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Bett Shelby on Tuesday. Shelby joins the Tar Heels from Maryland where she spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Shelby, a native of Charlotte, will coordinate all aspects of recruiting and work with the guards. (

Tar Heels Tip Off In WNBA On Friday

The 2018 WNBA season tips off tonight with four North Carolina Tar Heels listed on opening-day rosters. , , and LaToya (Pringle) Sanders will represent the Tar Heels on the opening weekend of the season. In fact, Little's Phoenix Mercury take on Dallas tonight on NBA TV in the first game of the season at 10 p.m. ET. (

Jaelynn Murray's Global Adventure In Puerto Rico

Jaelynn Murray, a member of the UNC women's basketball program, is spending five days in Puerto Rico for a faculty-led trip that will feature interactive educational experiences, including with Puerto Rican students and community members and tours of local sites and community organizations. "My day started off very early with a 4:00 a.m. depart time!" (
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Women's Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 64
NC State: 77
Thu, Mar 1
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Carson-Newman
Thu, Nov 1 TBD
UNC @ Elon
Tue, Nov 6 TBD
UNC vs. Kent State
Fri, Nov 9 TBD

ACC Women's Basketball Standings
Notre Dame15-134-3
Florida State12-426-7
NC State11-526-9
Virginia Tech6-1023-14
Georgia Tech6-1020-14
Wake Forest5-1114-17
North Carolina4-1215-16
Boston College2-147-23

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