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Tuesday March 21st

Womens Basketball

	The UNC women’s basketball team unveils its pink uniforms after its introduction at Late Night with Roy.

Late Night with Roy kicks off the season with dancing, skits

Projected on white sheets dangling from the ceiling of the Smith Center on Friday, shadowy images of the North Carolina men’s basketball team preceded player introductions at Late Night with Roy. And to whom did the Tar Heels turn but highly anticipated newcomer Harrison Barnes to lead this year’s squad out of the shadows and onto the court.

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Zags hand UNC women first-round exit

SEATTLE — Senior guard Tiffanie Shives ignited 7-seeded Gonzaga’s offense with a baseline jumper, ending a scoring drought of nearly seven minutes.And for three subsequent minutes, that offense needed only to be composed of her.

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Sophomore Chay Shegog attempts a shot in the second half of UNC’s game against N.C. Central. DTH/Rachel Will

UNC women clean up in ?nal game

North Carolina’s 88-66 win against North Carolina Central went so well that even assistant coach Andrew Calder was seen smiling.Calder, the usually irascible sidekick to head coach Sylvia Hatchell, would probably not admit it, but he was caught enjoying a laugh with a referee with about 40 seconds left in the game.With UNC in the midst of playing their most well-rounded game in weeks, it is hard to hold it against him.

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Lynetta Kizer dooms UNC's late game rally

GREENSBORO – Foul trouble kept Maryland’s Lynetta Kizer on the sidelines for most of the Terrapins’ opening round game of the ACC Tournament.But her 22 minutes on the court were more than enough for Maryland to send North Carolina packing.

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Junior Cetera DeGraffenreid scored 23 points before she fouled out near the end of UNC’s 83-77 loss to Maryland. DTH/Mike Ehrlic

Women's basketball falls short in ACC Tourney

GREENSBORO — With four players on the floor with four fouls, Maryland coach Brenda Frese did not panic.Although North Carolina had rallied from a 10-point deficit to within four points on a timely 3-pointer from UNC junior guard Cetera DeGraffenreid with 1:20 remaining, she stayed steady.Largely because there was one player on the floor who had proven to do the same.

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Waltiea Rolle leads the ACC in blocked shots with 68 this season. DTH File/Jessey Dearing

Out of the Bahamas, Rolle making her mark at UNC

Life in the Bahamas never fostered Waltiea Rolle’s ambitions of becoming a basketball star. In fact, it never even introduced her the game. But that could not deter the scouts who recruited her to come play high school ball in the United States in 2005. “They had a vision that this kid can be a great basketball player,” her high school coach Reed Sutton said. “Before she ever did.”

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Women's basketball surprises Duke, takes home victory

North Carolina faced No. 6 Duke, ready to close out a regular season characterized by losses of historic proportion.What the team earned Sunday was a chance to rewrite its legacy.“We’re not finished up this year,” UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. “This team’s got a lot of great days ahead of them.”North Carolina (18-10, 6-8 ACC) beat Duke 64-54 after the Blue Devils clinched the ACC regular season title Friday.

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Cetera DeGraffenreid fights through two defenders in Sunday’s 64-54 win against Duke. DTH/Phong Dinh

UNC's DeGraffenreid stars against Blue Devils

She had been called out by her coach, stripped of her leadership responsibilities and benched on more than one occasion.She had suffered through more losses than in any other season during her three years in Chapel Hill. She had thrown up an absolute clunker against Duke in the teams’ last meeting — recording not one field goal.

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Warren leads late overtime push

WINSTON-SALEM — Cierra Robertson-Warren was the first one down the court.The UNC freshman stood on the free-throw line with her hands on her knees and waited for the other nine players to take their places. And then she iced the game.Her defensive rebound and ensuing free throw gave the Tar Heels a four-point lead with nine seconds to go in overtime.

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Junior Cetera DeGraffenreid had 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists and zero turnovers Thursday night.

Tar Heels win in overtime against Wake Forest

In the midst of her team’s longest losing streak since 2000, coach Sylvia Hatchell thought she had run out of solutions.She approached her struggling veteran point guard Cetera DeGraffenreid with a proposition.Don’t worry about leadership anymore. Just play like you used to.In a 65-59 overtime win against Wake Forest, the veteran point guard proved she could do both.

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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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