The 24-9 North Carolina women’s basketball team found out its NCAA Tournament fate Monday night. The Tar Heels are a No. 4 seed in the Stanford bracket.
But UNC will have the chance to play in the cozy confines of Carmichael Arena for the first couple rounds and will get their NCAA Tournament underway against No. 13 seed UT-Martin, 24-7 in the regular season.
The Tar Heels will tip things off at 3 p.m. Sunday in their NCAA opener. The Skyhawks claimed the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title with a 78-66 victory over the Bruins of Belmont.
Also joining the Tar Heels in the Chapel Hill regional will be No. 5 seed Michigan State and No. 12 seed Hampton.
Only one school will book a ticket to the Sweet 16. The No. 1 seed in Carolina’s bracket is South Carolina, a team the Tar Heels beat earlier in the season. A deep run is possible.
It is still unknown whether Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell will join her team on the sidelines for the NCAA Tournament, but a return has not been ruled out by her doctors.
“This is a great opportunity for our team. We have a young team with a lot of talent and I’m glad we will be able to start the NCAA Tournament at home at Carmichael Arena,” Coach Hatchell says.
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