Freshman Brittany Rountree scored 15 points to lead No. 20 North Carolina to a 91-34 victory over South Carolina Upstate on Sunday.
Jasmine Thomas scored 21 points and No. 8 Duke won its second straight Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship by beating No. 19 North Carolina 81-66 on Sunday.
Riquna Williams scored 25 points to help No. 20 Miami beat North Carolina 78-66.
Alyssa Thomas had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 15 Maryland had four other players score in double figures in a surprisingly easy 88-65 victory over No. 10 North Carolina on Sunday.
No. 10 North Carolina will be without forward Jessica Breland when the Tar Heels visit No. 15 Maryland on Sunday.
North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell didn't like her team's uninspired play in the first half against N.C. Central.
Italee Lucas scored 16 points and Chay Shegog added 14 to help North Carolina rout Western Carolina 93-36 on Sunday.
The hard times for basketball at North Carolina have extended to the women's team, which has fallen out of the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 coaches' poll for the first time since 2001.
The top 13 teams in the ESPN/USA Today women's basketball coaches poll are unchanged from last week.
One win, one more week as the unanimous No. 1 team in the country for the Connecticut Huskies.
Cetera DeGraffenreid scored a career-high 22 points to help North Carolina (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) defeat Georgia Tech 73-50 on Sunday.
Freshman Cierra Bravard had 16 points and 10 rebounds Friday night, leading Florida State (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) to a 77-70 victory over North Carolina (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) 77-70 for coach Sue Semrau's 200th victory.
After the first week of 2009 provided plenty of losses for Top 25 teams, the top of the S-curve got shaken up, too.
Unbeatens Connecticut, North Carolina, Texas A&M and Texas remain the top four teams in the latest ESPN/USA Today women's basketball rankings released Tuesday.
Rashanda McCants scored 20 of her 27 points in the second half to rally North Carolina to a 73-67 win over Xavier on Wednesday night in the women's Preseason NIT.
Connecticut is the overwhelming pick as the No. 1 team in the ESPN/USA Today women's basketball preseason poll released Wednesday.