UNC Women's Basketball

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

Celebrate Carolina: Sylvia Crawley's Memorable Dunk

Sylvia Crawley played center for UNC from 1991-94 and helped the Tar Heels to an NCAA Championship as a senior. After graduation, she played professionally for 12 seasons, competing in 16 countries and for the WNBA and the now-defunct ABL. It was with the ABL that Crawley won the first professional women's basketball slam dunk contest. (

UNC Women's Basketball Welcomes Stephanie Watts Back To Chapel Hill

Stephanie Watts, a three-year starter at guard for Carolina, completed her undergraduate degree at UNC in May 2019. She spent last year at Southern California as a grad student, but knee surgery ended her season after four games. Now healthy and granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA, she'll be back in Carmichael Arena this fall. (

Leah Church to Graduate Early, Leave UNC Women’s Basketball Team

UNC senior guard Leah Church announced Wednesday she will forgo her final year of eligibility with the women’s basketball team and graduating the school in December. She joins graduate transfers Emily Sullivan and Naomi Van Nes. For her career, Church averaged 4.0 points per game in 88 appearances for the Tar Heels, often coming off the bench. (

Celebrate Carolina: Erlana Larkins' Elite Play Led UNC To Final Four

Next in our Celebrate Carolina series, we feature an elite performance in an Elite Eight game. On March 27, 2007, in Dallas, the Tar Heels faced Purdue with a Final Four trip on the line. , a 6-1 forward from Riviera Beach, Fla., was instrumental for UNC throughout the NCAA Tournament win, but had two key stretches in the second half. (

Podcast: Interview With UNC Women's Basketball Coach Courtney Banghart

UNC women's basketball coach discusses her path to North Carolina, why she felt UNC was the right fit, the value she places on recruiting, the 2020-21 roster, and her plan for program building. Banghart also touches on her relationship with other UNC coaches and her challenges during year one in Chapel Hill. Read More...

UNC alumna LaToya Pringle Sanders of WNBA’s Mystics to sit out season

Sanders, who went on to reach the Final Four with North Carolina twice, has announced that she will opt out of the upcoming WNBA season with the reigning champion Washington Mystics. “This was not an easy choice to make, but after much thought and conversation I do believe it is what’s best for my health and family,” Sanders said. (Fayetteville Observer)

LA Sparks' Tierra Ruffin-Pratt Is Never Giving Up The Fight

"Racism is learned,” said. “You're not born that way.” The Los Angeles Sparks guard is holding court with various reporters, expounding on the topic at hand—a topic that needs to continue being front and center if anything is ever going to change. They are discussing on a grander scale the recent protests sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd. (Sports Illustrated)

Nikki Teasley Handed Out Assists With Flair

For our continuing Celebrate Carolina series, we highlight 's outstanding career, which was punctuated by more than a handful of "Did you see that?" moments. With 728 assists, she remains the UNC women's basketball career leader in assists and ranks fifth in ACC history nearly two decades after she played her final game in Carolina blue. (

270 UNC Students Honored As Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes

The University of North Carolina has honored 270 student-athletes as Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes in recognition of their academic performance during the 2019 spring and fall semesters. The award goes to those who earned a grade point average of 3.2 or better over the spring and fall semesters. Here is the list of the student-athletes who earned recognition. (

Celebrate Carolina: Tracy Reid Led UNC to 1998 ACC Women's Basketball Crown

holds the UNC women's basketball record for career scoring average with 18.18 points per game, and she had some of her biggest games on the Tar Heels' biggest stages. For our Celebrate Carolina series, we highlight Reid's play at the 1998 ACC Tournament, where she earned MVP honors while leading North Carolina to the championship. (
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Women's Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 73
Wake Forest: 83
Wed, Mar 4
ACC Women's Basketball Standings
(6) Louisville16-228-4
(8) NC State14-428-4
(19) Florida State11-724-8
Virginia Tech11-721-9
Boston College11-720-12
Georgia Tech10-820-11
Notre Dame8-1013-18
North Carolina7-1116-14
Wake Forest7-1116-16

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