North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball Schedule
Every year as the college basketball season approaches, things
around Chapel Hill, North Carolina really start to heat up as excitement in the air builds for both the men's and women's
teams. The women are set to show improvement after a 2013-2014 season that saw them finish 27-10 overall and in 5th place
in the ACC. Life in the Atlantic Coast Conference is never easy as the Tar Heels have to go to battle with many of the best
teams in the country during the regular season. Carmichael Arena is the home of the Lady Tar Heels and is one of the most
electric arenas in all of college basketball. It is looking as though the 2014-2015 season could be one of the most memorable
in Tar Heels history, and you will not want to miss a single second of all the action. Be sure to get your tickets to see
the Tar Heels playing at Carmichael Arena from StubHub soon, as tickets for all of the biggest games do not stay on sale for
The Tar Heels play their first home game of the 2014-2015 season against the Howard Bison on November 14th with
tip-off at 4:00 PM. There are numerous other opportunities to see the Tar Heels at Carmichael Arena with games against the
UCLA Bruins, the Oklahoma State Cowgirls, the Appalachian State Mountaineers, the Oregon State Beavers, the Albany Great Danes,
and the East Tennessee State Lady Buccaneers all scheduled before the ACC regular season even starts. When conference play
finally begins the Tar Heels will face off against all of their toughest foes with home games against the North Carolina State
Wolfpack, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the Notre Dame Lady Irish, the Duke Blue Devils, the Boston College Eagles, the
Florida State Seminoles, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and the Virginia Cavaliers. There is an abundance of chances to find
your way to Carmichael Arena to show the North Carolina Tar Heels your support, just choose the games you plan on attending
and prepare yourself for an amazing time.
The North Carolina Tar Heels finished in fifth place
in the ACC last season but really got it all together in the NCAA Tournament and made it all the way to the Elite Eight. Some
key players are returning along with stellar recruit Jamie Cherry who should be able to make an impact right from the start.
Head coach Sylvia Hatchell has proven that she has what it takes to guide the Tar Heels to a National Championship and will
be looking to bring the team back to the Promised Land during the 2014-2015 season.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Women's Basketball Conference
College basketball is virtually synonymous with the ACC and it is never easy for a team
to navigate the tough conference schedule. Perennial powerhouses North Carolina and Duke always are staunch competition and
with the recent addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Notre Dame to the mix the conference is only getting tougher.
Three members of the ACC have won a national championship, Maryland, North Carolina, and Notre Dame. In the 2006 Final Four
three of the four teams were from the ACC, Maryland, North Carolina, and Duke, with both Maryland and Duke advancing to the
championship game which Maryland won. Playing such a tough regular season schedule annually leaves the teams from the ACC
who are selected for the Tournament ready to take on any college in the country and allows for even some of the lower seeds
to pull off big time upsets. When it comes to college basketball there is arguably no conference that is historically better
or more dominant than the ACC.
In the past several years women's college basketball has
been growing exponentially in popularity and this is evident by the crowds that fill the arenas for each game. Carmichael
Arena is one of the most exciting arenas in all of college basketball and on game day the electricity in the air is enough
to get even the most casual basketball fan bouncing off the walls. As the teams take the court for the opening tip off fans
stand up and refuse to sit down until the home team scores. The game continues, full of back and forth action, big time shots,
and clutch defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the Tar Heels are wrapped
up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a Tar Heels player lets
loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the crowd erupts
after another important North Carolina win and the crowd flows out of the arena in jubilation.
North Carolina Tar Heels have participated in the NCAA Tournament 25 times, including 16 trips to the Sweet Sixteen, 7 trips
to the Elite Eight, 3 trips to the Final Four, and one National Championship.