Topics: Sylvia Hatchell

Sylvia Hatchell is the head coach of the women’s basketball team at UNC, and has been since 1986. She missed the 2013-14 season when she was being treated for cancer, but she has since recovered and returned to the court.

Hatchell has won National Coach of the Year twice, ACC Coach of the Year three times and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. She led UNC to a National Championship in 1994, and has been involved with the US Olympic team, winning five gold and two silver medals as both an assistant coach and a head coach over the years.

UNC women's basketball excels in unexpected ways in 67-58 win against Virginia

Sunday was simply a great day for North Carolina basketball. While the men’s basketball team took care of business against in-state rival North Carolina State in the Smith Center, the women’s basketball team seized its first conference victory in Carmichael arena.


Q&A with women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell

Less than a month after being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2013, UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.


Sylvia Hatchell suspended for two games

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UNC women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell will serve a one-game suspension issued by UNC and a one-game suspension issued by the NCAA, according to a news release.


Jamie Cherry heeds Hatchell's advice

Entering the North Carolina women’s basketball team’s second exhibition, Coach Sylvia Hatchell had a challenge for her players — drive to the basket.


Letter: Hatchell's former teacher defends her

The reputation of the University of North Carolina has declined dramatically in the last year since its football and men’s basketball programs have come under NCAA investigation.


North Carolina women's basketball falls in Sweet 16 to South Carolina

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GREENSBORO — It was an emotional tug of war in the North Carolina women’s basketball team’s locker room following its 67-65 loss to South Carolina in the Sweet 16 on Friday, with neither pain nor frustration gaining an edge over happiness and pleasure.


Last-second miss ends UNC's season

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GREENSBORO — It all came down to one shot.

Down by two with three seconds left to play, the North Carolina women’s basketball team only had time for one final attempt.


UNC women's basketball falls to Louisville in ACC tournament quarterfinals

GREENSBORO — North Carolina freshman guard Jamie Cherry stood at midcourt, frozen yet confident.


Free throw differential dooms UNC women's basketball in loss

GREENSBORO — The exuberant shouts of victory echoed down the halls of the Greensboro Coliseum.

But the hollering did not come from the No. 15 North Carolina women’s basketball team.



Stephanie Mavunga caps off Senior Night with buzzer beater

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Stephanie Mavunga didn’t want the ball in her hands.

With time running out in Thursday’s contest and the North Carolina women’s basketball team knotted at 70 apiece with Virginia, the sophomore forward hoped the ball would go to anyone else but her.


UNC women's basketball overcomes poor shooting to top Boston College

In the past two games against cross-town rivals N.C. State and Duke, the North Carolina women’s basketball team struggled to find the nylon.


UNC women's basketball couldn't keep up momentum against Notre Dame

It was just a little tug.


Danielle Butts elevates to starting role

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Senior guard Danielle Butts begins clapping as the buzzer sounds and each member of the North Carolina women’s basketball team motions toward midcourt at the end of Tuesday’s practice.


UNC women's basketball falls to Pittsburgh Panthers

The North Carolina women’s basketball team is no stranger to close encounters. In eight games this season, the halftime score has been within 10 points. Eight times, the team has prevailed.


Xylina McDaniel sidelined by leg injury

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North Carolina women’s basketball forward Xylina McDaniel could miss the remainder of the season with a lower right leg injury, a team spokesman said Tuesday.


UNC defeats Stanford in Elite 8 rematch

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Revenge is a dish best served cold. Even on the warm shores of Hawaii.

Following a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Stanford Cardinal in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, the No. 11 North Carolina women’s basketball team channeled cold resentment into a fiery performance en route to a 70-54 win over No. 5 Stanford in the first game of the Rainbow Wahine Shootout Friday.


North Carolina women's basketball beats Oklahoma State thanks to Mavunga, Gray

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Throughout the 2013-14 North Carolina women’s basketball season, there was no doubting who would receive the ball for UNC in late-game situations.


UNC forces havoc on defense en route to weekend wins

Jessica Washington was visibly upset after fouling Howard's Tajzhane Dopson on a 3-point attempt midway through the first half on Friday.


Allisha Gray leads Tar Heels to wins over Howard and UCLA

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With the shot clock winding down and the ball in her hands, sophomore Allisha Gray turned left, turned right, hoping to find any teammate for an open look.