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The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team was close, but not close enough on Thursday night. The Tar Heels failed to secure their second ACC win with a heartbreaking 80-77 loss in Chapel Hill to Wake Forest University (11-7, 2-3 ACC). UNC is now 1-5 in the ACC and holds a 12-7 overall record. In Wake Forest’s first win in Chapel Hill since 1991, junior Elisa Penna led the Demon Deacons with 23 points and eight rebounds. Not unlike other games, sophomore Stephanie Watts and redshirt sophomore Paris Kea, produced for North Carolina. Watts had 25 points and...

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UNC Women’s Hoops Commit Janelle Bailey Named a McDonald’s All-American

Each year the best high school basketball players in the country–both on the men’s and women’s side–are brought together during the spring for the prestigious McDonald’s All-American game. Historically, both games have players who are headed to UNC the following season–giving fans an early glimpse of what’s to come in the future. For the second straight year, however, not a single player in the men’s game is heading to Chapel Hill–leaving 6-foot-3 center Janelle Bailey as UNC’s only McDonald’s All-American. Playing for Providence Day High School in Charlotte, Bailey has averaged 24.7 points and 12.4 rebounds per game this...

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Stephanie Watts’ ninth double-double not enough in UNC’s loss to Duke

Duke got the best of the University of North Carolina women’s basketball team on Thursday night, as the Tar Heels fell to the No. 13 Blue Devils in Durham with a 70-58 loss. On the UNC side, redshirt sophomore Paris Kea led the team with 16 points and six rebounds. Sophomore Stephanie Watts closely followed in points, with 15, while also contributing 11 rebounds. It was the 16th time Watts has scored in double digits in 17 games. With the completion of her ninth double-double this season, Watts leads the ACC. Leaonna Odom led Duke (15-2) with 15 points...

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UNC Women’s Basketball Defeats Bucknell

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball game improved to 3-0 on Sunday evening with a 65-50 win over Bucknell University in Carmichael Arena. The game featured three Tar Heels in double digits, as junior guard Jamie Cherry and red-shirt sophomore Paris Kea scored 15 and 13 points, respectively. Sophomore guard Stephanie Watts, who was ACC Freshman of the Year last season, kept up her impressive form, with 17 points and 11 rebounds, for her ninth career double-double. Senior forward Claire DeBoer, who contributed 11 points, and sophomore forward Kaitlyn Slagus, who scored nine, led Bucknell. The non-conference game...

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Seven UNC Coaches Receive New Contracts

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That seems to be the mantra that the UNC Athletic Department is operating under, as it was announced Thursday that the school came to an agreement on brand new three-year deals for five of its head coaches and extended the contracts of two more. The group receiving the multi-year deals consists of: Anson Dorrance (women’s soccer), Sam Paul (men’s tennis), Joe Breschi (men’s lacrosse), Carlos Somoano (men’s soccer) and Karen Shelton (field hockey). Believe it or not, it’s the first multi-year deal for each of the coaches listed above. All five of them...

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UNC loses first game in ACC Tournament in OT

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team usually performs well in the ACC Tournament. This year they encountered disappointment, losing their first game in Greensboro Coliseum with an 82-72 overtime loss to Pittsburgh. With 15.9 seconds left coach Sylvia Hatchell called a timeout, down 64-67. Netting her most important basket of the season, sophomore Jamie Cherry tied the game, forcing overtime with a clutch three-pointer. The Tar Heels began their first overtime period of the year with a 7-0 Pittsburgh run over two minutes. UNC finally broke through off two free-throws from freshman Destinee Walker, but would only...

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UNC loses final regular season game to Duke

On Sunday afternoon head coach Sylvia Hatchell did not get the birthday present she had hoped for, but instead her team was served a 93-57 blowout loss to Duke University in Carmichael Arena. Freshman Stephanie Watts led North Carolina with 18 points in UNC’s final game of the regular season. In addition, freshman Destinee Walker contributed 14 points, while redshirt junior Hillary Summers added 10 points and 15 rebounds for a double-double and a career-high in rebounds. Duke was led by Rebecca Greenwell’s 27 points, followed by Oderah Chidom’s 20 points. UNC closes out the season with a 14-17...

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Destinee Walker leads UNC in 72-68 loss

The University of North Carolina Tar Heels picked up their fourth loss in a row on Thursday night in the John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia. The Cavaliers bested the Tar Heels in a close 72-68 game. A rounded team effort included a team-leading 18 points from freshman Destinee Walker, followed by redshirt junior Hillary Summers’ 16. Sophomore Jamie Cherry added 12 points. In addition, freshman Stephanie Watts, the current ACC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season, completed her seventh double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Virginia placed...

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