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UNC junior center Janelle Bailey (30) dribbles past Clemson University senior guard Chyna Cotton (32). The Tar Heels beat the Tigers 86-72 on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 in Carmichael Arena.

Preview: UNC women's basketball heads into ACC Tournament needing to win it all

The North Carolina women’s basketball team has had an up and down season and with an at-large NCAA Tournament bid looking unlikely, enters the ACC Tournament this week with everything to play for.  In head coach Courtney Banghart's first year, the Tar Heels finished 16-13 overall and 7-11 in the ACC, earning them a No. 12 seed in the ACC Tournament. That gives UNC a first-round matchup against No. 13 seed Wake Forest. 

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UNC senior guard Shayla Bennett (22) dribbles past Duke University sophomore guard Meila Goodchild (3) in Carmichael Arena on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The Blue Devils beat the Tar Heels 73-54.

UNC women's basketball suffers seventh straight loss as Duke completes season sweep

In the midst of a near month-long losing streak, the North Carolina women’s basketball team played with desperation in a senior night matchup against Duke on Sunday.  When the Tar Heels entered their first game against the Blue Devils on Feb. 6, they were 16-6, third in the ACC, and firmly in the discussion for an NCAA tournament bid. After suffering a 71-61 loss in Cameron Indoor Stadium in that game, UNC has undergone a collapse.

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UNC junior center Janelle Bailley (30) goes in for a layup as Syracuse redshirt sophomore forward Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (3) defends during a game in Carmichael Arena on Thurday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syracuse beat the Tarheels 74-56.

UNC women's basketball falls to Syracuse 74-56, after sloppy play and poor shooting

The North Carolina women’s basketball team’s shooting woes continued in its third straight loss of the season, shooting under 33 percent from the field in a 74-56 defeat to Syracuse on Thursday night.  Head coach Courtney Banghart’s team had yet to lose back-to-back games before they played Duke last Thursday, but after the team’s toughest week of the season they have now slipped from the top-4 to the middle of the pack in ACC standings.

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Senior guard Taylor Koenen (1) catches the ball and waits for an opportunity to pass the it in a game against Virginia Tech at the Carmichael Arena on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Koenen scored a total of 19 points. UNC lost to Virginia Tech 72-63.

In a 72-63 loss to Virginia Tech, UNC women's basketball goes cold from deep

North Carolina women’s basketball coach Courtney Banghart has preached this all season: To win, her team either needs to consistently make 3-pointers or consistently defend opponents behind the arc. Against Virginia Tech on Sunday, the Tar Heels did neither. In a 72-63 loss to the Hokies, UNC went just 1-11 on 3-pointers (a season-low 9.1 percent) and allowed their opponent to make six.

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