Tierra Ruffin-Pratt

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt Awarded Honorable Mention On AP All-America Team

NEW YORK – Without Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, the UNC women’s basketball team likely wouldn’t have made it to the ACC championship game and the NCAA Round of the 32, and the Associated Press recognized that. The senior guard was received an honorable mention on the AP All-America team. Ruffin-Pratt led the team with 15.5 points per game, more than 4.5 assists per game, and nearly three steals per game. Despite being knocked out of the NCAA tournament early as a No. 3 seed by No. 6 Delaware on its home court, Carolina saw a big turnaround from last season. The Tar Heels missed the Big Dance last year and Coach...

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No. 3 Heels WBB To Face No. 6 Delaware in NCAA 2nd Round

CHAPEL HILL – UNC takes on Delaware at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in Newark, a home game for the Fightin’ Blue Hens who are riding high on a 26-game winning streak. And it’ll be a hostile environment in the Bob Carpenter Center. Delaware’s first round match up against West Virginia was a sell out. Delaware (31-3) has only dropped three games this season, were perfect in conference play, and claimed the Colonial Athletic Association title. UNC (29-6) barely escaped No. 14 seed Albany on Sunday. Carolina gave the Great Danes 18 points off turnovers, shot 34.5 percent from the field, and...

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Tar Heel WBB Back In NCAA Action Sunday After Off-Year

NEWARK, DEL-After a disappointing run in the 2011-2012 postseason, the UNC women’s basketball team is ready to reclaim its position as a dominant force in the NCAA tournament. Last year’s season ended early for UNC, after they fell to Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal and failed to earn an NCAA tournament bid for the first time since 2001. But this year, the Heels not only made the cut—they took a respectable No. 3 seed. UNC is set to open its tournament action against No. 14 seeded Albany, but the Great Danes could prove a tough match—they’re at...

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UNC Women’s Basketball Advances To ACC Final

GREENSBORO- The No. 15 North Carolina women’s basketball team upset No. 10 and ACC defending tournament championsMaryland in the conference tournament semifinal Saturday, 72-65 to advance to the championship against No. 6 rival Duke. Redshirt sophomore guard Latifah Coleman scored a career high of 17 points, 15 of which she collected with just over six minutes remaining in the game. The Tar Heels made a comeback after a 14-point halftime deficit. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt led the Tar Heels with 20 points. Senior forward Waltiea Rolle also reached double digits adding 19 points. ACC rookie of the year forward Xylina McDaniel had 12 rebounds for the Tar Heels. Carolina outrebounded the Terps by...

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North Carolina Women Advance With 62-57 Win Over Boston College

CHAPEL HILL – The three-seed UNC women’s basketball team held on for a 62-57 win in the second round of the ACC tournament over 11-seed Boston College Friday night. BC took its hot shooting from the first round of the championship into the game against North Carolina. The Eagles shot 36 percent from behind the arc in the first half and were within two at halftime, 25-23. Boston College capped an 11-0 run with 8:42 on the first half clock and took the game over at 17-14. However, UNC quickly took back control and took the two-point lead into...

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UNC Women Rolle Over Boston College On Senior Night, 85-57

CHAPEL HILL – Waltiea Rolle scored 21 points and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 20 as No. 15 North Carolina routed Boston College 85-57 Thursday night. Rolle and Ruffin-Pratt, who scored 21 and 24 points, respectively, in the Tar Heels’ previous outing, combined to shoot 54 percent (13 of 24) and make 14 free throws. The game was close early, with Boston College (10-18, 4-13 Atlantic Coast Conference) taking a 13-11 lead on a Kerri Shields’ 3-pointer. But UNC held the Eagles to just four points over the next 10 minutes and pulled ahead 28-15 behind Ruffin-Pratt’s jumper. The Tar Heels...

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