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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Buckland, Tar Heels get revenge with rout over Georgia Tech

Posted By on Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 7:25 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL It’s Redemption Day for UNC women’s basketball. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Megan BucklandThe No. 11 Tar Heels (16-1, 4-0) are still carrying a collective chip on their shoulder for not making the NCAA Tournament last year and starting this season unranked. And while perhaps any one more victory would have put the Sylvia Hatchell’s club into the tournament last season, it was the two losses to Georgia Tech that should have stung the most. MaChelle Joseph’s team, currently 8-7 and 1-3 after an absolute killer schedule, won 56-54 here and then 54-53 in the ACC Tournament...

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Rountree's late free throws help UNC hold off scrappy Wolfpack

Posted By on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 10:35 PM

REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH N.C. State will host archrival UNC tonight in another one of those contests where, like the old cliché says, you can throw out all the records. For No. 11 UNC (15-1, 3-0 ACC), which came into the season with a big chip on its shoulder after not playing in the post-season in 2012 and was unranked to start the campaign, it’s a chance to take one more step toward the nation’s Top 10. For the Wolfpack (8-7, 0-3), it’s a chance to jump-start its fortunes in the ACC. Kellie Harper’s club has suffered twoPhoto by Chris BairdState’s Marissa...

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Duke is solid, Tar Heels up, Wolfpack needs a jump-start

Posted By on Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 4:34 PM

The halfway point of the regular season is almost here for ACC women’s basketball, and three things are pretty clear about the Triangle’s entries. Duke is just as good as advertised. UNC may be better than most people expected. And N.C. State, although a decent team, needs to get things turned around quickly to avoid a tough March. Duke stays perfectFollowing a 90-53 road shellacking of a much improved Boston College team in which junior guard Chelsea Gray matched a conference record with her second career triple-double, No. 3 Duke is the only unbeaten Division I women’s basketball team in...

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tar Heels score just 48 points but repel feisty Virginia Tech

Posted By on Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC is riding high after a mild upset of No. 8 Maryland here three nights ago. And today the Tar Heels (14-1, 2-0 ACC) will host an up-and-coming Virginia Tech squad (7-6, 1-1) that is making big strides in Dennis Wolff’s second season at the helm. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Tierra Ruffin-PrattThe Hokies, who have played a solid schedule, will come in with a chip on their collective shoulder after a four-point road loss to archrival Virginia on Thursday night. Junior Uju Ugoka, a Nigerian who became eligible at the semester after a transfer from Gulf...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wolfpack battles hard before Duke pulls out a tough road win

Posted By on Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Photo by Chris BairdDuke’s Haley Peters blocks a Krystal Barrett shot while State’s Kody Burke (44) and the Blue Devils’ Tricia Liston (32) look on.REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH It’s the first of the season’s showdowns between the Triangle’s ACC teams.No. 3 Duke (11-0, 1-0 ACC) will be a solid favorite tonight against host N.C. State (8-5, 0-1), and the Blue Devils have a score to settle against a team that always seems to give them fits whenever the game isn’t in Durham. The Wolfpack’s biggest win in quite a while came in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum last...

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Defense carries the day as Blue Devils easily repel Monmouth

Posted By on Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 5:07 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke returns to action for the first time after an eight-day holiday break, and in their final game before a long string of ACC contests the No. 4 Blue Devils welcome a first-time opponent. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Tricia ListonToday’s visitor is Monmouth of the Northeast Conference, coming in with a 3-7 record to the Blue Devils’ 10-0. N.C. State alumna Jenny Palmateer directs the Hawks. Duke will be a massive favorite. For the first time this season everybody who will play this season — except for Amber Henson, who has a longer-term injury — will...

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Tar Heels crush ETSU in first game back after break

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 4:51 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC returns to action following its nine-day Christmas break, looking to stay on the winning track against a very familiar opponent. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Tierra Ruffin-PrattThe No. 16 Tar Heels (11-1), whose only loss was on the road at Tennessee, will take on East Tennessee State (2-4) of the Atlantic Sun Conference. It’s the schools’ 14th meeting including four in the previous four years all in Chapel Hill, and the Buccaneers have never pulled off the upset. The Tar Heels’ regulars are all healthy after some challenges earlier in the month, and Erika Johnson —...

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wolfpack drubs Presbyterian from start to finish

Posted By on Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 5:30 PM

REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH N.C. State returns to action following its exam break, hoping to establish momentum before a very tough streak of upcoming games. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsState guard Marissa KastanekToday’s opponent is Presbyterian College (5-5), which gave the ACC an early shock with a 49-46 season-opening win against Clemson. The Blue Hose are already very familiar with Triangle-area opposition this season, having lost 84-45 at Duke on Nov. 17 in the undefeated Blue Devils’ opener and won 49-37 over winless N.C. Central seven days later. State (6-4) won the teams’ only previous meeting 74-27 two years ago. And some things...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ruffin-Pratt, Tar Heels repel NCCU in low-scoring affair

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:11 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL It’s the first game matching Triangle Division I basketball teams this season, and on paper it’s a serious mismatch. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC forward Tierra Ruffin-PrattNo. 19 UNC (8-1) is hosting its annual game against N.C. Central (0-10), and the Eagles are going through some tough times under first-year coach Vanessa Taylor. UNC has also hit a run of bad luck, as the Tar Heels have a long injury list. Xylina McDaniel is out for at least this game with a strained hamstring, while Waltiea Rolle will miss the contest with a sprained ankle and freshman Hillary...

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Balanced Wolfpack explodes early, holds off scrappy Elon

Posted By on Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Photo by Chris BairdMarissa Kastanek drives for the hoop as Elon’s Ali Ford defends.REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH N.C. State returns to action following a seven-day layoff during the exam period, and the 5-4 Wolfpack is badly in need of a win. State is currently on a three-game losing streak that includes its worst home loss in the Kellie Harper era when Michigan State visited 10 days ago. Today’s visitor is the underdog 3-3 Elon Phoenix, coached by one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the state. UNC alumna Charlotte Smith, who hit buzzer-beating winning shot for the Tar Heels...

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Williams' 25 leads Blue Devils in 35th straight over Georgia Tech

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 10:27 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM It’s the opening night of conference play in ACC women’s basketball, and the preseason rankings say this is a marquee matchup. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke center Elizabeth WilliamsNo. 4 Duke (6-0), the preseason pick for the conference title, will host Georgia Tech (3-4), which was picked third and is playing its third straight Top 15 team. Duke has won a ridiculous 34 straight in the series, the sixth longest such streak between conference foes in NCAA Division I. (Duke’s 37-game streak against Wake Forest is No. 5.) The Blue Devils will play short again tonight, as center...

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Duke off to lightning start while Tar Heels, Wolfpack hit some bumps

Posted By on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Duke is off to the kind of start that could lead to that elusive Final Four appearance and perhaps even a shot at the NCAA championship. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke coach Joanne P. McCallieBut UNC ran into a brick wall after a very impressive start to the season, and as for N.C. State it seems the Wolfpack is going through some tough times. Sunday was the biggest day so far this season for Triangle ACC women’s basketball teams, and while the Blue Devils had an impressive victory at home the Tar Heels suffered a very hard loss on the road...

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Liston, Gray lift No. 4 Duke over No. 10 California

Posted By on Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke has had a couple of moderate challenges in its last two games, but today the No. 4 Blue Devils get their first big one of the season. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Tricia ListonThe visitor is No. 10 California, in the first of a two-game series that will give Duke guard Chelsea Gray her “homecoming” trip to Northern California next season as a senior. Gray will be facing off with Cal guard Afure Jemerigbe, the duo having won a California state 6A title for Stockton St. Mary’s during their senior year in high school. It’s a...

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Gray faces high school teammate as Duke hosts Cal Sunday

Posted By on Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Chelsea Gray is going to play a big-time basketball game on Sunday with her very best childhood friend on the other side. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Chelsea GrayAnd that just adds a little extra spice to the mix, as No. 4 Duke (4-0) gets its first real home-court challenge this season when No. 10 California (6-0) visits Cameron Indoor Stadium at 2 p.m. Gray and Cal’s 6-foot junior guard Afure Jemerigbe have been good friends since elementary school, and three years ago they experienced a real high when the McDonald’s All-Americans led Stockton St. Mary’s to a 34-1 record...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wolfpack can't challenge Spartans in ACC/Big Ten

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:49 PM

REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH N.C. State will play its biggest home game so far this season as the Wolfpack hosts Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsWolfpack coach Kellie HarperThe standings in the current event are 4-4, with both Duke and UNC victorious in their games Wednesday night. The Wolfpack is coming off a 1-2 finish in its tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend, with losses to Florida and Northern Iowa sandwiched around a victory over Arizona State. Kellie Harper’s 5-2 club also has a victory over Auburn. MSU is allowing only 37.4 points per game and...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ruffin-Pratt's big minute lifts Tar Heels over Buckeyes in Challenge

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC plays its biggest game so far this season tonight. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Tierra Ruffin-PrattThe No. 22 Tar Heels will put their undefeated mark on the line against No. 15 Ohio State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, an event which may have a little extra overall juice since the Big Ten poached ACC charter member Maryland last week. UNC has already gotten one nice win over a Big Ten team this season, winning 77-64 at Iowa in the championship game of the Preseason WNIT. The Buckeyes’ only loss was in their opener, a 57-51 defeat...

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

No slow start this time as Tar Heels crush UNCA

Posted By on Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 5:10 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC puts its No. 25 national ranking on the line again with its second game in as many days. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsUNC guard Megan BucklandThe Heels had a slow start Saturday before pulling away for a 30-point romp over LaSalle, and would make Coach Sylvia Hatchell happy with a much faster start today. The opponent is UNC Asheville, which has made four previous trips to Carmichael and always come up dry. The Bulldogs are coming off a home-court win over Montreat, but are 0-3 against Division I opposition this season. UNCA has one local product on...

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tar Heels use huge second half to repel pesky LaSalle

Posted By on Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 3:06 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC returns to the floor for the first time in six days, ranked No. 25 and flying high after winning the Preseason WNIT. Photo by Chris BairdDanielle Butts scores on a breakaway layup for the Tar Heels.Today’s opponent is Atlantic 10 Conference member LaSalle, which is 1-3 after winning 49-48 Tuesday night at Lehigh. The teams will be meeting for the first time. The Tar Heels are playing a back-to-back this weekend, as UNC Asheville will come calling on Sunday. And today’s game is at noon, so as not to conflict with the home football game against...

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Vernerey has career game, Williams very healthy as Duke rolls

Posted By on Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 7:11 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke takes the floor for its second game of the season 19 hours after the tipoff of its first game. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke center Allison VernereyIt’s a situation they’ll face again Dec. 21 and 22 when they take on Cal State-Bakersfield and then Southern California in Los Angeles, and could also see in the ACC Tournament. The foe is MAAC member Iona, which is 2-1 after losing by nine at a good North Carolina A&T team Friday night. Duke is coming off a 49-point victory over Presbyterian. The Blue Devils still face injury questions, especially with...

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Liston, Peters lead Duke to easy win in opener

Posted By on Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke will open its women’s basketball season a little late, with both of its ACC Triangle rivals already having three games under their belts. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Tricia ListonTonight’s opponent for the No. 3 Blue Devils, who have been to the NCAA Elite Eight each of the previous three seasons, is Presbyterian (1-1) in the first meeting between the two schools. The Blue Hose have already had a nice win this season, prevailing in a 49-46 shocker at Clemson six days ago. And Duke will be without the services of junior guard Chloe Wells (leg),...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rountree, Buckland lead Tar Heels into WNIT title game

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC tries to take yet another step toward a prestigious early-season title tonight. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Brittany RountreeThe Tar Heels, who are unranked, host No. 25 Georgetown in the semifinals of the Preseason WNIT for a chance to play either Iowa or Middle Tennessee for the crown on Sunday. UNC won the title in its only other appearance, that coming in 2008. The Tar Heels lead the series with the Hoyas 1-0, but the visitors are familiar with the arena after having won one game before losing to Georgia Tech in the NCAA subregional in...

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Nation's top two recruiting classes headed for Triangle?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 7:47 PM

If the experts are right, the top two women’s basketball recruiting classes in the country could well be coming to the Triangle in the fall.All Star Girls Report ranks UNC’s four-player recruiting class as the best in the nation, while Duke’s quartet is ranked No. 2 by Blue Star Report. The Tar Heels’ class includes Diamond DeShields of Norcross, Ga.; Allisha Gray of Sandersville, Ga.; Stephanie Mavunga of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Jessica Washington of Tulsa, Okla. All four are ranked in the top 14 of the class by the All Star Girls Report. The 6-6 wing DeShields — daughter of...

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ruffin-Pratt's career best leads Tar Heels over scrappy Dukes

Posted By on Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 8:21 PM

CARMICHAEL ARENA/CHAPEL HILL UNC hopes to start the season with the championship of the Preseason WNIT, and the second part of that quest is tonight. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Tierra Ruffin-PrattThe Tar Heels topped a good Davidson team 70-59 in the opener on Friday night. And today’s visitor is Duquesne, which drubbed visiting Liberty 63-46 in its opening-round contest. Duquesne was 20-12 last season. This one turns out to be a grinder, with the Tar Heels trailing almost the whole way before escaping with the 62-58 decision....

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Balanced Wolfpack breezes past Wofford in season debut

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:54 PM

REYNOLDS COLISEUM/RALEIGH N.C. State looks to get back to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in three seasons, and that quest starts officially today. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsState forward Kody BurkeThe Wolfpack, which went 19-16 and won one game in the WNIT last season, will take on Wofford (13-18) in the first round of the Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational. The survivor advances to Saturday’s championship game against the winner of this afternoon’s second contest between favored Auburn (13-17) and Maine (8-23). Today’s game marks the debut of the Wolfpack’s imposing new 6-5 center Markeisha Gatling, the Athens...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Liston outscores Shaw by four as Duke wins by 106 points

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke takes on outside opposition for the first time this season, and the opponent will be the best team from NCAA Division II last season. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Tricia ListonDuke went 27-5 last season and finished in the Division I Elite Eight, while Shaw was 29-6 and won the Division II national title. Shaw lost seven seniors off last season’s club and seniors Sequoyah Griffin and Crystal Harris are out with injuries, and it definitely shows. Despite missing Elizabeth Williams and Chloe Wells with stress fractures in their lower legs, Richa Jackson still recovering from...

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