Tar Heels Host Lady Vols in Primetime National Showdown
CHAPEL HILL– No. 12 Tar Heel women’s basketball faces the No. 4 Tennessee Lady Vols in a primetime showdown Monday at 9 p.m. that could very well end up being a preview of an Elite Eight or Final Four match-up later in the season.
The last time UNC hosted Tennessee in the 2006-07 season, the Tar Heels emerged victorious. Carolina opened their 2013 campaign with a comprehensive demolition of Air Force 87-26.
Freshman sensation Diamond DeShields scored 16 points in her first outing. First-year player Stephanie Mavunga put in an impressive performance with 16 points of her own to go along with 13 rebounds.
The freshman class for the Tar Heels is ranked best in the nation and Carolina will be hoping they grow up quickly as they face perennial powerhouse Tennessee in Carmichael Arena.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, all active and retired military members will receive free admission and can purchase half-price tickets for their guests.
The 9 p.m. tip-off will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 and you can listen to all the action live on WCHL (97.9 FM).