Throwback Thursday: No. 13 Tar Heel Women Host No. 20 Wolfpack

By Matt Oakes Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm

CHAPEL HILL– The No. 13 Tar Heel women’s basketball team, sitting at 12-3 on the season and 0-1 in conference, will face No. 20 N.C. State, sporting a 14-1 overall record and 1-0 mark in the ACC, Thursday at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill.

For the first time in seven years, both schools will have a top 25 ranking beside their names when they face off on “Throwback Thursday” at 6:00 p.m. Throwback Thursday is a push to get more fans at the game with half-price concessions, old school music with a live DJ, and free t-shirts for UNC students.

Associate Head Coach Andrew Calder says although the Tar Heels suffered a disappointing setback against Maryland Sunday, he was happy with the rebounding efforts.

“We do like the fact that we won the boards over Maryland. There aren’t a lot of teams that do that,” Coach Calder says.

Freshman forward Stephanie Mavunga says she needs to focus more on her shots and stay composed in the games.

“I learned that I need to take my time. I get the ball, and I missed six shots. My teammates do a good job of passing to me in the right situations, so I don’t really have an excuse. I just need to take my time to make sure that I’m focusing on the shot,” Mavunga says.

Carolina has won eight of the last nine contests in Chapel Hill against the Wolfpack. But N.C.State is coming off an impressive victory over No. 20 Syracuse Sunday.

Tune in to WCHL at 6:00 p.m. to hear the call of the game between the Tar Heels and Wolfpack.

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