UNC Women's Basketball

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

Stephanie Watts returns from 2017 injury, giving UNC women's basketball hope

It's been a long road back for junior Stephanie Watts, but in her first taste of live action since Feb. 16, 2017, she didn’t miss a beat. Though the game wasn't an ACC game — a home exhibition against Carson-Newman which the Tar Heels won 115-74 — Watts imbued the night with something that’s been scarce in recent years for fans of UNC women’s basketball: hope (Daily Tar Heel)

Paris Kea Named To Naismith Award Watch List

North Carolina senior guard Paris Kea is among 50 players named on the Citizen Naismith Trophy Women's Watch List, announced Monday. Kea is off to a fast start in her final collegiate season, averaging 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a pair of victories last week for the Tar Heels. Kea has already been named to the Wooden Award Top-30 Watch List. (

Paris Kea Scores 25 In 73-60 Win Over Kent State

Paris Kea scored a game-high 25 points to lead UNC to a 73-60 win over Kent State on Friday at Carmichael Arena (Highlights). North Carolina (2-0) was led by Kea, but also received a double-double from Janelle Bailey with 13 points and 10 rebounds while Taylor Koenen grabbed 11 rebounds. UNC hosts VCU on Wednesday at 11 a.m. for its inaugural Education Day. (

For the first time in years, UNC women's basketball is ready to dominate

Due to a variety of factors, including untimely transfers, season-ending injuries and near-constant scrutiny, Hall of Fame coach has struggled to keep a once-elite program – one she built into a national power — afloat. In fact, the program's last NCAA Tournament appearance was in the 2014-2015 season. But there is hope that this season will be different. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Women's Basketball Tops Elon, 100-69

Six players scored double figures to pace North Carolina to a 100-69 win at Elon in the first regular season basketball game in the new Schar Center. The game pitted UNC coach against her former player and current Phoenix head coach . Junior newcomer Shayla Bennett led all scorers with 19 points and seven assists in her Tar Heel debut. (

Destinee Walker, Stephanie Watts Are Back

The first few ACC games of their sophomore seasons, all Destinee Walker and Stephanie Watts wanted to do was keep playing. Neither had sustained any injuries before then. A sprained ankle here, a sprained finger there, sure. But nothing compared to the sudden pain that both UNC women's basketball standouts experienced in their right knees around the same time. (

UNC Women's Basketball Visits Elon Tuesday In Season Opener

North Carolina visits Elon in the opening game of the 2018-19 season from the new Schar Center at Elon University. The matchup pits UNC head coach against her former student-athlete and current Phoenix head coach , who played at UNC from 1992-95 and hit the game-winning shot in the 1994 NCAA National Championship game. (

Carmichael Comments: UNC Women's Basketball Exhibition Roundup

"I'm just excited to be back out on the court rather than watching from the bench." Stephanie Watts, you aren't the only one who's excited that you're back on the floor for the UNC Women's Basketball team. The comeback story for the Wesley Chapel, N.C. native was just one of many storylines to take away from Thursday's 115-74 Carolina triumph over Carson-Newman. (

UNC Women's Basketball Runs Over Carson-Newman, 115-74

Stephanie Watts scored 28 points to lead North Carolina to an impressive 115-74 exhibition victory over Carson-Newman Thursday at Carmichael Arena (Highlights). Watts, in her first game with the Tar Heels since February 2017, led all scorers with an 11-for-17 shooting line that included five three-pointers in the second half. She added six rebounds and six assists. (

UNC Women's Basketball Hosted ECU In Controlled Scrimmage

North Carolina and East Carolina played a controlled scrimmage Monday at Carmichael Arena. UNC sophomore Janelle Bailey led all players with 23 points and 15 rebounds over five 10-minute periods. Junior Stephanie Watts had 15 points in her first action with the Tar Heels since the 2016-17 season. Shayla Bennett (11) and Taylor Koenen (10) also scored in double figures. (

A Basketball-Filled Offseason For Leah Church

If Leah Church wasn't already viewed as one of UNC's hardest-working student-athletes, this summer secured her spot near the top of the list. In July, Church took a trip to Brazil for the FISU America Games to represent the United States under coach Jane Albright, The trip was the perfect balance for Church, whose faith plays a big role in her life on and off the court. (

Carmichael Comments Podcast: Episode 1

Join the Voice of UNC Women's Basketball Matt Krause to take an in-depth look at the Tar Heels and get ready for Saturday's "Beyond Amazing" Tip-Off Event. Included are interviews with 33rd-year Coach and Preseason All-America guard Paris Kea, as well as thoughts from other ACC head coaches such as NC State's Wes Moore and Duke's Joanne P. McCallie. (
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Women's Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 73
Kent State: 60
Fri, Nov 9
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. VCU - School Day
Wed, Nov 14 11:00 AM ET ACC Network Extra
UNC @ Colorado
Sun, Nov 18 3:00 ET Colorado Live Stream (Online only)
Thu, Nov 22 3:00 ET
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Virginia Tech72
at Liberty61

Youngstown St64
at Pittsburgh55

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