UNC Women's Basketball

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

UNC Women's Basketball loses assistant coach Itoro Coleman to Virginia Tech

UNC Women’s Basketball lost a member of its coaching staff Friday when new Virginia Tech head coach Megan Duffy hired Itoro Coleman as her associate head coach. Coleman, a former WNBA player, had been on the Tar Heels’ staff since the 2020-21 season. She was part of Duffy’s staff at Marquette for the 2019–20 season before joining UNC's staff. (Tar Heel Tribune)

Lexi Donarski, Reniya Kelly Earn Women's Basketball All-ACC Academic Honors

Graduate student and freshman have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Women's Basketball Team, announced Thursday by the league. Donarski, a guard from La Crosse, Wis., is working toward her MBA at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Kelly, a guard from Hoover, Ala., has not yet declared a major. (

Transfer guard Grace Townsend brings unique blend of skills to UNC Women's Basketball

Speed and quickness are common traits in talented point guards, but North Carolina graduate transfer Grace Townsend will bring some rare intangibles to Chapel Hill. The 5–5 dynamo, who played four seasons at Richmond, possesses a unique blend of shiftiness that can confound defenders and extraordinary court vision, which she calls her "third eye." (Tar Heel Tribune)

Lexi Donarski returning to UNC women’s basketball team for fifth season

North Carolina’s women’s basketball program received terrific news Thursday when graduate guard announced she would return for a fifth college season. Donarski didn’t participate in senior day activities and was expected to be back, but she didn’t make it official until a social-media post on Thursday with the headline, “RUN IT BACK.” (Tar Heel Tribune)

North Carolina Third In Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

UNC scored 361 points, the seventh most in the country among the winter sports, to bolster the Tar Heels' overall third-place performance in the updated LEARFIELD Directors' Cup standings, which were released Thursday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. UNC has six top-10 finishes thus far in NCAA post-season play. (

UNC Basketball fans may be anxious, but offseason calendar requires patience

You may wonder why Coach or Coach haven’t yet secured commitments from certain players in the transfer portal, but constructing the best possible roster takes time. The portal had 1,425 Division I men’s players as of Wednesday morning, 23 days after it opened. The number of women’s players is probably similar. (Tar Heel Tribune)

UNC Women's Basketball Announces Signing Of Richmond Transfer PG Grace Townsend

Point guard Grace Townsend will join the UNC women's basketball program as a graduate transfer, coach announced Tuesday. Townsend spent the past four years at the University of Richmond, where she averaged 13.5 points and 5.2 assists per game in 2023-24. Townsend earned A10 All-Conference, All-Tournament, and All-Academic honors. (

Video: Locked On Tar Heels - Deja Kelly in transfer portal. Does it affect R.J. Davis?

Will use his final season of eligibility at UNC? , Davis’ girlfriend and member of the UNC women’s basketball team, entered the transfer portal Monday. What, if any, affect will that decision have on Davis’ plans? Also, how will John Calipari's decision to leave Kentucky for Arkansas affect UNC and college basketball? (View Video)

Deja Kelly To Enter Transfer Portal

became the sixth North Carolina women’s basketball player to enter the transfer portal. According to multiple reports Monday, the three-time All-ACC first-team selection entered her name into the portal on Monday. Under the NCAA’s COVID-19 rules, she is eligible for a fifth season. Kelly’s 1,858 career points rank eighth in program history. (Tar Heel Tribune)

RyLee Grays becomes fifth UNC women’s basketball player to enter transfer portal

In a move that was not unexpected, North Carolina’s is reportedly entering the transfer portal. The 6-foot-3 forward from the Houston area who only played five games last season, becomes the fifth Tar Heel to enter the portal. Grays played a season-high seven minutes and scored a season-high four points on Dec. 15 against Western Carolina. (Tar Heel Tribune)
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