CHAPEL HILL– No. 6 UNC women’s basketball, 17-3 on the season and 5-1 in ACC play, returns to Carmichael Arena for another edition of Throwback Thursday for a 7 p.m. tipoff against 15-5 Syracuse, 4-3 in conference action.

The Tar Heels come in on a hot streak having won 12 of their last 13 games. As a result, Carolina finds itself with its best national ranking since Nov. 2009.

Syracuse should provide a tough test for youthful Carolina as the Orange have won three straight and four of its last five ACC contests.

Freshman star Diamond DeShields was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the third occasion this season. She tallied 19 points and managed eight rebounds in her last outing at WakeForest.

Promotions for Throwback Thursday include half price concessions and DJ music from the 90’s. The first 250 students to arrive will receive free retro black t-shirts.

The game will be televised locally by Fox Sports Carolinas and broadcast live on WCHL, 97.9 FM at 7 p.m.