UNC’s young women’s team starting to put it all together

Now that they have figured it out on defense, the offense really came around in big win over Syracuse By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL —  Seeing the big picture and watching her North Carolina women’s basketball team grow, Coach Courtney Banghart wasn’t worried when the Tar Heels narrowly lost their first two ACC games because …

UNC rebounds impressively to decisively beat No. 18 Syracuse

Tar Heels shake off two losses to start ACC season as Kelly has best floor game of the season, Bailey flourishes inside  By R.L. BynumCHAPEL HILL — Anybody who doubted North Carolina’s women after two narrow road losses to start the ACC season was repeatedly shot down Thursday night. Against their first ranked opponent of …

UNC rally at Miami falls short after a crazy 60 hours

Shooting woes, turnovers follow a scheduling shuffle that leads to quick changes in travel plans By R.L. Bynum Winning on the road is tough enough already without that road you take changing on the fly. But that’s the 2020 curveball that the pandemic threw at North Carolina’s women’s basketball team in the last couple of …

Similar young talent, early struggles for UNC’s men’s and women’s teams

Five-star combo guards Love, Kelly dealing with steep point guard learning curves By R.L. Bynum Anybody who has followed North Carolina’s men’s and women’s basketball teams closely has noticed some striking similarities in young talent and struggles early in the season. Both programs are trying to move past frustrating seasons, and are doing so with …

Shooting woes sink UNC’s women in ACC opener

Wake Forest defeats Heels for the third consecutive time as they go 2 of 18 on 3s By R.L. Bynum Perimeter shooting was one of North Carolina’s key offensive weapons that helped the Tar Heels win their first five games. After sinking 39 3-pointers coming into their ACC opener at Wake Forest, the Tar Heels …

Young Tar Heels pass first big test of the season

Watts scores 17 points to lead UNC’s women past a tough Charlotte team  By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Facing its biggest challenge of the season, North Carolina’s talented young women’s basketball team met it with a strong finish. The Tar Heels (5-0) used an 8-0 run in the last two minutes to pull away …

UNC rolls by 70 points in a nearly historic victory

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — It took only six seconds for Kennedy Todd-Williams to score the first of many North Carolina layups on a dominating evening against overmatched South Carolina State. She nearly made it a historic night. The only question for the bigger, faster and more talented Tar Heels was whether they could …

Veteran leadership helps UNC rally from an early 21-point deficit to beat High Point by 25

By R.L. Bynum Facing adversity for the first time in three games, North Carolina got a boost from an old favorite of Tar Heels fans who is back for her final college season. After struggling with her shot in her first game Saturday while having a good floor game, Stephanie Watts put it all together …

Suffocating defense ignites plenty of offense as UNC’s women roll past UNCG

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Coach Courtney Banghart preaches that the game is won with good defense and bemoaned a stretch of the opener when her North Carolina women’s basketball team “stopped defending.” There were no such issues Saturday afternoon in an impressive 96–35 victory over UNCG at Carmichael Arena. With the Tar Heels’ …