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Sophomore point guard Cetera DeGraffenreid lays in two of her team-high 22 points on Sunday

W. Basketball: Jackets dusted

In a matchup that pitted the ACC's top-scoring offense against its stingiest defense the North Carolina women's basketball team worked through a forgettable first half to cruise to a 73-50 victory against Georgia Tech.

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W. Basketball: Heels to face Duke without past stars

North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell has faced Duke 53 times in her career racking up 28 victories. Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie who came to the Blue Devils before the 2007-08 season hasn't had exactly parallel success against the Tar Heels.

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UNC sophomore Italee Lucas scored a career-high 27 points in Thursday?s game against Wake Forest" 17 in the second half.

W. Basketball: UNC back on track with victory

It wasn't particularly pretty but after three consecutive losses the North Carolina women's basketball team finally put another notch in the win column taking a 77-66 decision from ACC foe Wake Forest. And for at least one Tar Heel" it came just in time. ""Jessica (Breland) told me yesterday" ‘I'm ready to win again  ‘cause I don't like practices the way they are""" UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said.

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The 2008-09 North Carolina State University women?s basketball team players" coaches and other mourners sing the N.C. State alma mater in remembrance of coach Kay Yow in Reynolds Coliseum Wednesday. Hall-of-fame coach Yow died Saturday after a long fight against cancer.

W. Basketball: Farewell to a friend

It wasn't a typical memorial. But Kay Yow was not a typical basketball coach. For those in attendance" it felt like there were two services Wednesday: the celebration Yow would have wanted and the time for grief that everyone else needed.

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Tar Heels drop second straight

For the first time since 2004 the North Carolina women's basketball team has lost two games in a row. Following an embarrassing showing in the Smith Center against No. 1 Connecticut on Monday the Tar Heels blew a 15-point lead in the second half to fall to unranked Georgia Tech 66-62 in Atlanta.

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Freshman Chay Shegog normally provides a strong interior presence for UNC. Monday against UConn. a stifling defense stopped her cold.

UConn. defense smothers Heels' attack

When shots aren't falling from outside getting production in the paint can be the only way to an effective offensive game. For the North Carolina women's basketball team more often than not the responsibility of establishing the Tar Heels in the paint rests on the broad shoulders of 6-foot-5-inch freshman Chay Shegog.

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Heels beat UVa. move on to UConn.

12:30 A.M.SATURDAY JAN. 17 -- It's official – the stage is set. The North Carolina women's basketball team defended its home court Friday night against No. 14 Virginia with a 103-74 victory. Next up is a battle of the top two teams in the country as No. 1 Connecticut comes to the Smith Center on Monday.

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UNC freshman Chay Shegog provides a spark off the bench for the Tar Heels. Shegog has 24 blocks on the year and is Hatchell?s go-to player for low post defense.

Clash of the titans

North Carolina takes the court tonight against Virginia a dangerous team that's ranked No. 14 in the country and already knocked off perennial championship contender Tennessee this season. By any measure it's an important game for the No. 2 Tar Heels as they begin a difficult stretch of their conference schedule.

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Sylvia Hatchell?s 800th career win was a victory Sunday against N.C. State ? her 500th" 600th and 700th wins also came against the Wolfpack.

Hatchell celebrates 800 wins

It took a little longer than expected but after 45 minutes of nail-biting play Sunday afternoon North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell captured her 800th win as a head coach. And just as in her 500th 600th and 700th victories the win came against rival N.C. State as UNC took down the Wolfpack 75-66.

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Sports briefs for November 24

Women's basketballNORMAN Okla. — Jessica Breland poured in a career-best 31 points Sunday helping the No. 3 North Carolina women's basketball team topple the fourth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners 80-79 in the finals of the Preseason WNIT. Breland who played 30 minutes for the Tar Heels (5-0) off the bench missed only four of her 18 shot attempts.

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