Surging UNC women make big jump in AP Top 25; success no surprise to Banghart

Undefeated North Carolina moved up five slots to No. 19 in the latest AP Top 25 women’s poll as the team keeps piling up impressive victories. The Tar Heels (13–0, 3–0 ACC), one of three remaining unbeaten teams in the country along with Colorado (11–0) and Arizona (10–0), won two ACC games at home last week, beating Syracuse 79–43 on Thursday and Clemson 81–62 on Sunday.More

Kelly’s career-high 31 points lead UNC blowout of Clemson

CHAPEL HILL — In case it wasn’t already obvious, North Carolina’s unbeaten women showed again in a one-sided win over Clemson that they are really good.
The No. 24 Tar Heels led by 30 points in the third quarter before winning 81–62 Sunday at Carmichael Arena behind Deja Kelly’s career-high 31 points. They now get a chance to prove how good they are when they visit No. 5 N.C. State on Thursday night. That will give UNC (13–0, 3–0 ACC) their toughest test of the season and their first ranked opponent.

UNC rolls past short-handed Syracuse, extends unbeaten streak to 12

By R.L. Bynum If the unbeaten No. 24 North Carolina women’s basketball team was going to face a challenge, it wasn’t likely to come from a Syracuse team with only seven available players. Once the Tar Heels got rolling, there was little Syracuse could do. They moved to 12–0 and 2–0 in the ACC with…More

UNC women move up in AP poll, No. 18 in coaches poll

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina’s women’s basketball team, off to its best start in 11 years, moved up one slot to No. 24 in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Monday afternoon. The Tar Heels (11–0) are one of five remaining unbeaten teams in the country out of 356 teams, along with No. 1…More

Freshman Adams impressive as unbeaten UNC women roll again

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — In Carolina’s final non-conference tune-up Tuesday, the unbeaten No. 25 Tar Heels did what you would expect against an overmatched opponent. You can only learn so much from blowing out a now 2–7 Alabama State team 83–47 in a game that was sloppy at times. But the Tar Heels,…More