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Fan Fun

A main goal when starting Tar Heel Team Tempo was to bring together fans of UNC Women's Basketball. In addition to the UNC Women's Basketball schedule, this is where fans can learn about "insider" events, where fans can gather and celebrate UNC Women's Basketball.

Stay tuned to see what’s coming up as plans develop for the 2018-19 basketball season, and make sure to join other fans from the community at our next event (and at Carmichael Arena for live games)!

"An Evening With Coach Hatchell"

“An Evening With Coach Hatchell” is an event you do not want to miss! An Evening With Coach Hatchell is sponsored by UNC Women's Basketball Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell and Tar Heel Team Tempo. The evening will include conversations with the coach as she answers your "burning questions" and talks candidly about the season, the players, and anything basketball.


A Southern BBQ Buffet Dinner featuring pulled pork, fried chicken and all the fixins' is being provided free to all members. The cost for non-members is $25.00 (cash or check only--no credit or debit cards accepted). If you are unsure of whether your membership is current, please e-mail to inquire about your status.

And of course, there will be DOOR PRIZES!  Don’t miss this occasion to spend a casual evening with our own amazing Naismith Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Sylvia Hatchell in a relaxed and private setting away from the frenzy of the basketball court and away from the media.

WHAT:       “An Evening With Coach Sylvia Hatchell”

WHERE:      Finley Naismith Grill in the UNC Finley Golf Course Clubhouse


                  500 Finley Golf Course Road

                  Chapel Hill NC 27514

WHEN:       Tuesday, January 29, 2019

                  5:30 – 8:30 PM


RSVP “Yes” or “No” to: NO LATER THAN JANUARY 25, 2019 so that the planners of the event can sufficiently prepare for a great event!

NOVEMBER in UNC Women's Basketball

The UNC Women's Basketball season finally begins! Our first of 14 match-ups against non-conference opponents is only days away. This season, the Tar Heels will take on 13 teams that qualified for last year’s tournament, with five of those squads coming from outside the ACC. Mark your calendars and take advantage of these opportunities to meet other fans and support our coaches and our basketball team!


Tuesday, November 6               UNC vs. Elon

7:00 PM                                         

Elon Phoenix:  Last season 25-8 (14-4 CAA and Tournament Champion). NCAA 0-1 (lost to NCSU 35-62).

Sagarin 57, NCAA RPI 31.

This is a young team with 6 freshmen and 5 sophomores. No seniors. Key losses were senior Shay Burnett, a 3-time 1st Team All-CAA and 6'4" center Ra'Shika White.

Head Coach: Charlotte Smith, in her 8th season (139-85)

LOCATION:  Game is at Elon and will be the opening of the new 5100-seat Schar Center. Elon's home attendance averaged 875, but this game's attendance may be much higher. UNC is 9-1 against Elon.

Friday, November 9                   UNC vs. Kent State

6:00 PM                                          Watch on ACC Network Extra (ACCNE)

Kent State Golden Flashes: Last season 13-19 (5-13 MAC); no postseason play.

Sagarin 164, NCAA RPI 149.

Returning starters are Ali Poole, a 6' junior (7.1 ppg) and Alexa Golden, a 5'9" senior (6.8 ppg). Back from injury is Megan Carter, the #2 scorer (10.2 ppg). There is size in 6'4" senior center Merissa Barber-Smith. Three starters graduated, including leading scorer and rebounder Jordan Korinek (19.8/6.9). New faces include five freshmen and and two junior college transfers. UNC has played Kent State once (December, 1983), winning 91-54.

Head Coach: Todd Starkey who is in his 3rd year (32-32).

LOCATION: Carmichael Arena

Wednesday, November 14      UNC vs. Virginia Commonwealth

11:00 AM                                       Watch on ACC Network Extra (ACCNE)


Virginia Commonwealth Rams: Last season 7-22 (4-12 Atlantic 10). No postseason play.

Sagarin 283, NCAA RPI 258.

VCU returns basically the entire starting line-up: 6' sophomore guard Tera Reed, the leading scorer (13.8 ppg), 5'10" guard Taya Robinson (9.1 ppg), 5'10" junior guard Jailyn Maddox (8.4 ppg), 6'4" junior center Danielle Hammond (6.8 ppg), and 5'5" point guard Nyra Williams (5.3 ppg, 92 assists).

Head Coach: Beth O'Boyle, who is in her 5th year (62-61).

LOCATION: Carmichael Arena

Sunday, November 18              UNC vs. Colorado

3:00 PM                                         Watch on Colorado Live Stream (online only)

Colorado Buffaloes:  Last season 15-16 (5-13 Pac-12). No postseason play.

Sagarin 76, NCAA RPI 141.

Colorado returns most of their talent including All-American candidate Kennedy Leonard, a 5'8" senior guard (14.7 ppg). Others returning are Alexis Robinson, a 5'10" senior guard (12.1 ppg), Annika Jank, a 6'3" sophomore forward (9.1 ppg)/6.9 rpg), Mya Hollingshed, a 6'4" sophomore forward (6.8 ppg) who was the top reserve, and guards Quinessa Caylao-Do and Aubrey Knight. Last year, Leonard, Robinson, Jank and Caylao-Do started against UNC; Knight had 36 minutes off the bench. UNC won in OT 87-80. The only other meeting was in 2003 in Boulder CO in the NCAA in which UNC lost 67-96.

Head Coach:  J.R. Payne, who is in her third year (32-32).

LOCATION:   Boulder CO


Thursday, November 22          UNC vs. UCLA

3:00 PM                                         Watch on


UCLA Bruins:  Last season 28-7 (14-4 PAC-12). UCLA was 3-1 in the NCAA tournament, losing to Mississippi State 73-89 in the Elite 8 

Sagarin 8, NCAA RPI 14, AP Poll #9

UCLA lost top players Jordin Canada and Monique Billings, plus starter Kelli Hayes to graduation. They return Kennedy Burke, a 6'1" senior guard (10.6 ppg), Lajanna Drummer, a 6'1" redshirt senior forward (6.3 ppg and a 41% 3-point shooter), Lindsay Corsaro, a former McDonald's All-American who's managed six games in two years because of injuries. Michaela Onyenwere, another McDonald's All-American was a rserve last year (6.9 ppg) but is a likely starter, as is Japreece Dean, a 5'6" senior point guard (7.2 ppg).

Head Coach:  Cori Close, who is in her 8th year (150-86) and taken UCLA to the Sweet 16 three years running. UNC is 5-4 with the Bruins.

LOCATIONSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands


Friday, November 23                UNC vs. South Florida

3:00 PM                                         Watch on


South Florida Bulls:  Last season 26-8 (13-3 American). 0-1 in the NCAA tournament with a surprising 79-102 loss to Buffalo.

Sagarin 22, NCAA RPI 14, AP Poll #19.

The Bulls are returning leading scorer Kitja Laksa (21.1 ppg). The last time UNC saw Laksa was at the Junkaroo Jam two years ago when she rang up 34 points and 10 rebounds against the Heels. Also returning are starters 5'10" Laura Ferriera (10 ppg/6.9 rpg), 6'1" post player Tamara Henshaw (6.5 ppg), 5'10" Alyssa Rader (6.2 ppg) who split time with Henshaw. South Florida has six freshmen, including one-time UNC recruit Makaela Kestner. There are eight international players, all experienced, including 6'1" forward Silvia Serrat (Spain) who missed last season with an injury. The Bulls did lose to graduation point guard Laia Flores (217 assists) and #2 scorer Maria Jesperson (18.1 ppg).

UNC is 1.1 with South Florida.

Head Coach:  Jose Jernandez, who is in his 20th year (335-243).

LOCATION:  St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Saturday, November 24          UNC vs. Kentucky

1:00 PM                                         Watch on

Kentucky Wildcats:  Last season 15-17 (6-10 SEC). No postseason play.

Sagarin 55, NCAA RPI 87.

Kentucky returns a lot of experience, including Maci Morris, a 6' guard (17.3 ppg) and Taylor Murray, a 5'6" point guard (11.5 ppg and 136 assists). Other players with experience are 6'1" forward Keke McKinney, point guards Jaida Roper and Amanda Pascal, 6'3" center Durie Harrison, and 6'2" forward Tatyana Wyatt. Also on hand are 6'1" Ogechi Anyagaligbo (injured last season) and 6'3" center Nae Nae Cole, last seen treading the hardwood for NC State, and Rhyne Howard, a 5-star recruit.

UNC is 5-0 with Kentucky.

Head Coach: Matt Mitchell, who is in his 12th season (256-117).

LOCATION:  St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Thursday, November 29         Start of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

7:00 PM                                        UNC vs. Ohio State

                                                      Watch on BTN+

Ohio State Buckeyes:  Last season 28-7 (13-3 B1G). B1G regular season and tournament champion. The Buckeyes were embarrassed last year in the second round of the NCAA tournament, losing to Central Michigan 78-95.

Sagarin 11, NCAA RPI 6, AP Poll #10.

The Buckeyes suffered massive losses to graduation, including superstar Kelsey Mitchell (24 ppg, assist leader and top 3-point shooter at 40.1%), Stephanie Mavunga (leading rebounder and shot blocker), Linnae Harper (steals leader), ex-dookie Sierra Calhoun, point guard Asia Doss, and top reserve Alexa Hart. The top player returning this season isKakayla Waterman, a 6'2" forward who averaged 3.3 ppg over 18 minutes. OSU is loaded with graduate transfers, all of whom were starters with their former teams--Carmen Grande (Ball State), Ashanti Abshaw (Cleveland State), Carly Santoro (Bowling Green), Adreana Miller (LaSalle), and Jajah Queenland (Pacific). All except Queenland are likely starters.

Head Coach:  Kevin McGuff, who is in his 6th year (123-51 at OSU and 378-150 overall).

LOCATION:  Columbus OH

The second game of the ACC/Big 10 Challenge will be on Sunday, December 2 against the Maine Black Bears in Carmichael Arena. (It will also be Ugly Holiday Sweater Day!)

Tar Heel Team Tempo Annual Meeting

This has been a challenging and exciting year for Tar Heel Team Tempo! Thanks to all of our members—the faithful who stayed with us and the many new faces—the relaunch of Tar Heel Team Tempo has been a success. Membership is at an all-time high! Launch of the Members Locker Room was met with great enthusiasm and support, and a special thanks to everyone who volunteered to help with set-up and clean-up. One new member who recently moved to the area commented that it was a wonderful and welcoming venue that helped them meet new friends with whom they already had at least one great thing in common! The launch of our new web site has enabled us to bring fresh and timely content to our membership. The “Evening with Coach Hatchell” event, held at Extraordinary Ventures, returned this year after a brief hiatus, and turnout for the event there was excellent.

We will be celebrating our successful year and making plans for the upcoming season, so please join us!


Please also bring your favorite dish to share and your $25.00 check (or cash) to renew your membership dues! If you know someone who may be interested in joining Tar Heel Team Tempo, please bring them along too so we can keep out great momentum going!

Coach Hatchell will be talking to us about the upcoming season, and the UNC Women’s Basketball team will join us for a potluck dinner. This will be a great opportunity to talk with current players, meet our new ones and welcome them to the Tar Heel Family!

WHAT:            Tar Heel Team Tempo Annual Meeting

WHERE:          Home of  Coach Sylvia Hatchell

                           7515 Kepley Road

  Chapel Hill NC

WHEN:           Monday, May 7, 2018

Beginning at 5:30 PM

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