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Friday February 3rd

Womens Basketball


In double overtime, women lose fifth straight game

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — With four minutes remaining in regulation, North Carolina guard Cetera DeGraffenreid’s eyes showed confidence, focus and assuredness of how the last four minutes would be played.But no one could have foreseen the double-overtime match between UNC and Virginia on Monday.

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Lucas and DeGraffenreid key to women's basketball

Italee Lucas never needed more than one word to measure her success.“My dad always told me to be undeniable,” the junior guard said. “It means don’t let anyone question your work ethic, whether you’re a leader.”Lucas has continued to fight for that recognition this season alongside junior guard Cetera DeGraffenreid.

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UNC loses second straight conference game against Miami

Before Thursday’s game against Miami, coach Sylvia Hatchell emphasized to her players the importance of a win.After an 80-69 loss, North Carolina (16-5) will have to wait for another chance. UNC dropped its second consecutive game against a conference opponent.After trailing for most of the game, UNC rallied from a 13-point deficit to tie the game 61-61 with 7:05 remaining.

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UNC guard Italee Lucas attempts to track down a loose ball in the Tar Heels’ 83-73 loss to Florida State. DTH/Phong Dinh

Tar Heels fall to Seminoles in women's basketball

Coach Sylvia Hatchell began to list off a series of outstanding records held by her team. Fifty-one wins out of the last 52 games played in Chapel Hill. Nineteen straight conference wins at home. She had one pointed reason. She wanted to remind her players those records were no more after an 83-73 loss to No. 15 Florida State (19-4, 5-2 ACC).

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UNC’s Waltiea Rolle filled up the box score with a monster second half. DTH/Phong Dinh

Rolle helps women secure win against State

RALEIGH — Chay Shegog was little more than a bystander in Monday’s game against N.C. State.After picking up her fourth foul shortly after halftime with UNC down seven, she sat with a towel draped over her shoulders — even taking part in a “Tar … Heels” chant after a timeout.It seemed that North Carolina would be forced to go the rest of the way without any interior presence.

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UNC’s Cetera DeGraffenreid has her shot readjusted by Maryland’s Diandra Tchatchouang. DTH/Will Cooper

DeGraffenreid uses second half to get on track

Ten days ago against Connecticut, North Carolina point guard Cetera DeGraffenreid managed four points on 14 percent shooting.Five days later against Virginia Tech, she tallied five points — though her field goal percentage dwindled to nine percent. And in Sunday’s first half against Maryland, her totals diminished even more.

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Post play sends UNC past Terps

With her team coming off two consecutive road losses, North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell decided it was time for some changes.She tried shuffles in the lineup and what her team jokingly called 24 hours of practice. “When you lose, you have to keep changing things until you find something that works,” Hatchell said.

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UNC's Cetera DeGraffenreid (22) struggled against the Hokies, scoring only five points on 1-11 shooting. She turned the ball ove

Hokies gobble up Tar Heels

BLACKSBURG, VA – After the first half, the North Carolina’s women’s basketball team could have counted itself lucky to only be losing by four to Virginia Tech.In the second half, the Tar Heels had no such luck. UNC found itself on the short end of a 20-6 run to start the second half and never recovered, eventually losing 79-64.

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UNC’s defense collapses vs. UConn

Watching from the bench during No. 1 Connecticut’s decisive 23-0 first-half run against her team, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell started begging her players to make the same plays they had been executing all season. She wasn’t exhorting them to start making a few baskets to slow down the Huskies’ momentum and cut into a rapidly increasing UConn lead.

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Center Tina Charles shot strong from the start, sinking all 25 of her points in the first half. Courtesy of The Daily Campus.

UNC humbled by No. 1 Connecticut

With an 88-47 rout of North Carolina, UConn elevated its winning legacy to the forefront of women’s college basketball. But UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell wanted the game to remain elsewhere. Deep in the recesses of the team’s memory.

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UNC backcourt shines in win

The plays have become almost predictable. In a game like any other, on a Tuesday night like any other, Cetera DeGraffenreid and Italee Lucas faced Radford and did as usual: Quite frankly, they took over. It’s easy to look at the statistic sheet and see certain scoring runs. It’s easy to look at the lack of scoring from various other players on both teams.

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Guard Italee Lucas scored 17 points and grabbed two rebounds.

UNC rebounds with sloppy win

Even with Italee Lucas scoring North Carolina’s first eight points, the UNC coaching staff wanted more.In fact, after Lucas passed up a wide-open three-point opportunity before the game’s first timeout, head coach Sylvia Hatchell and assistant Andrew Calder let Lucas know their feelings.

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