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

UNC women, 1 of 7 unbeaten teams, still No. 25 in AP poll

By R.L. Bynum After an impressive come-from-behind 76–73 victory at Boston College in Sunday’s ACC opener, the North Carolina women remained at No. 25 in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Monday. When the Tar Heels (10–0, 1–0 ACC) debuted in the poll last week, they had 64 poll points, narrowly edging out the…More

Talented UNC freshman guard McPherson to redshirt

By R.L. Bynum Half of North Carolina’s No. 2-ranked freshman class will miss the entire season. Teonni Key (far left in photo) suffered a season-ending right knee ACL tear before the season. Thursday the school announced that point guard Kayla McPherson (second from the left) will redshirt this season. McPherson, who put on a show…More

More crazy numbers for 9-0 UNC women in 107-46 win

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Against an opponent that doesn’t figure to give North Carolina’s women much of a challenge, you might think it would be tough to muster much intensity as they shake off the exam break rust. That wasn’t the case in UNC’s 107–46 Sunday win at Carmichael Arena against UNC Asheville…More

Scheduling conflicts force huge UNC women’s hoops fans to make choices

By R.L. Bynum Odds are that the vast majority of passionate Carolina women’s basketball fans also avidly follow UNC men’s basketball and football. Television rights holders don’t seem to care that those women’s hoops fans would prefer to be able to watch Coach Courtney Banghart’s 8–0 team, ranked No. 24 in the coaches poll, without…More

UNC women ranked for first time in six years

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina’s women are not only off to an 8–0 start, but they have also dominated nearly every opponent. National observers are finally taking notice as the Tar Heels are ranked for the first time in six years, debuting at No. 24 in the USA Today coaches poll. It’s just another step…More

UNC rolls to 46-point win with more video-game numbers to go 8–0

By R.L. Bynum Back at Carmichael Arena for the first time in 18 days, North Carolina’s women’s basketball team continued to put up video game numbers. When should you release the button on 3-pointers? The Tar Heels mastered that. James Madison was the latest victim as UNC scored the game’s first 12 points on its…More

Ustby hits 19 in homecoming game as unbeaten UNC wins at Minnesota

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina’s women are two-for-two on sophomore homecoming games this season. After winning at TCU last month in Deja Kelly’s native Texas, the Tar Heels knocked off Minnesota 82–76 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in a homecoming game for wing Alyssa Ustby. The Tar Heels are 7–0 for the…More

UNC women turn up the defense, win title to easily move to 6–0

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina didn’t shoot well while getting two victories this weekend in Bimini, Bahamas. But with top-level defense, the Tar Heels had no trouble coming home with a pair of wins. Transfer guard Eva Hodgson came off the bench to score a season-high 15 points and Deja Kelly added 11 as the…More

Ustby pushes UNC women to 5-0 with win in Bahamas

By R.L. Bynum During their sizzling start to the season, North Carolina’s women have faced little-to-no adversity. Black Friday presented something they hadn’t seen in the first four games: Trailing in a game. That happened early and in the third quarter but the Tar Heels showed resiliency and battled well down the stretch in a…More