Small ball big again for UNC as it ends road skid at Pitt

By R.L. Bynum For the second consecutive game, going small turned up big results for North Carolina’s women. It worked during the Tar Heels’ upset a week earlier against No. 4 N.C. State and was productive again Sunday at Pittsburgh. They even went with five guards for nearly two minutes and played guards at the …

Ustby leads UNC to 3rd upset of a top-10 N.C. State team in 3 years

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL —  When North Carolina sees Wolfpack red, it doesn’t seem to matter what N.C. State has accomplished before the game — the Tar Heels’ play shoots up several levels and challenges the Pack. For the third consecutive season, the Tar Heels defeated a top-10 N.C. State team, this time taking …

Big early deficit too much for UNC again in loss to FSU

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s pattern of getting off to rough starts and trying to scramble back is one that has given the Tar Heels a small margin of error as they try to wage comebacks. The mostly young Tar Heels are in a stretch of learning one tough lesson after another. …

Holešínská’s 21 points aren’t enough as Heels’ rally at Virginia Tech falls short

By R.L. Bynum Anytime you face Virginia Tech, your two main concerns are the Hokies’ prolific 3-point shooting and the inside threat from 6-5 center Elizabeth Kitley. Tech hurt UNC on both counts with 12 3-pointers and Kitley scoring 27 points in Tech’s 73–69 victory Sunday in snowy Blacksburg, Va., for a second win over …

Heels absorb No. 1 Louisville’s best punches early, then their furious rally falls short

By R.L. Bynum If you’re going to play the nation’s No. 1 team, it’s helpful if that team isn’t trying to shake off a pair of narrow wins. Added to that, Louisville knew before its game against North Carolina started that No. 2 N.C. State and No. 3 Connecticut each lost earlier Thursday. The host …

Watts just misses triple-double, scores 25 in UNC’s huge victory over Notre Dame

By R.L. BynumCHAPEL HILL — One game after putting her shooting slump behind her, North Carolina’s Stephanie Watts kicked her game into overdrive, missed the program’s first triple-double by one assist and was a catalyst on both ends of the court. She led a Carolina rally from seven points down with 4:46 left to snap …

Watts shakes shooting slump and other positives come out of UNC’s loss at Syracuse

By R.L. Bynum Tar Heels fans knew the dynamic talent that North Carolina got when Stephanie Watts transferred back into the program before this season. But as the struggles with her shot seemed to affect her overall game, they weren’t seeing that Watts.  She was back Tuesday afternoon at Syracuse. Watts came off the bench …

Shooting woes continue as UNC’s women lose second consecutive game

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — The poor shooting and the search for the right combinations coming out of the extended holiday break continued as North Carolina’s women lost consecutive games for the second time this season. Virginia Tech snapped a four-game losing streak with a 66–54 victory over the Tar Heels at Carmichael Arena …

Tar Heels show rust from 3-week layoff in home loss to Miami

UNC’s women have their worst shooting game of the season and most turnovers By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — It was easy to see, from the offensive sloppiness to the shooting struggles, that North Carolina hadn’t played in 21 days. Against a Miami team that had played three times since the Tar Heels’ last game, …

UNC women show resiliency, poise in OT win over Wake Forest

Tar Heels get many contributions from several players, win behind Bailey’s leadership By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s women have proven to be quite resilient and not fazed by early deficits. They did that again Sunday but also showed the poise to win a close game for the first time in three tries. …