|North Carolina Tar Heels women's basketball|
|University||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Head coach||Courtney Banghart (1st season)|
|Location||Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|Arena|| Carmichael Auditorium (1975–2008)|
Dean Smith Center (2008–2009)
Carmichael Arena (2009–present)
|Colors||Carolina Blue and White |
|NCAA Tournament Champions|
|NCAA Tournament Final Four|
|1994, 2006, 2007|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|1994, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1984, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1984, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1997, 2005, 2006, 2008|
The North Carolina Tar Heels women's basketball team represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I women's basketball. They are led by head coach Courtney Banghart, entering her first season.
While historic Carmichael Auditorium was under renovation, the women's team played the 2008–09 season at the Dean Smith Center to the south of campus. The final game at the old Carmichael was an 82–51 rout of local rivals Duke in front of a sell-out 8,010 attendance, completing an unbeaten home and conference season.Upon reopening, the building's name was changed to Carmichael Arena.
|2019–20 North Carolina Tar Heels women's basketball team|
For a player to have her jersey honored and hung in the Carmichael Auditorium rafters, she must have been a first-team All-American, been a member of an Olympic team as an undergraduate, or been selected by the coaches as Most Valuable Player of a national championship team. For retiring a jersey, a player must be named national player of the year.
The women's basketball team was officially established in 1971 as part of the Department of Physical Education. In 1974, basketball and several other women's sports came under the direction of the athletic department with Angela Lumpkin as coach. Conference play began in 1978, with a first qualification for the NCAA Tournament in 1983.
Conference tournament winners noted with #
|Season||Team||Overall||Conference||Standing||Postseason||Coaches' poll||AP poll|
|1974–75||Angela Lumpkin||15–3||NWIT First Round|
|1975–76||Angela Lumpkin||16–7||NCAIAW Tournament|
|1976–77||Angela Lumpkin||8–16||NCAIAW Tournament|
|Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1977–78||Jennifer Alley||16–13||6–4||3rd||AIAW Southern Region II|
|1978–79||Jennifer Alley||18–14||4–5||4th||AIAW Region II Tournament|
|1979–80||Jennifer Alley||21–15||5–5||T-4th||NWIT Finals|
|1980–81||Jennifer Alley||17–14||5–4||5th||NCAIAW Tournament|
|1982–83||Jennifer Alley||22–8||10–3||T-2nd||NCAA First Round||18|
|1983–84||Jennifer Alley||24–8||9–5||T-3rd#||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||14|
|1984–85||Jennifer Alley||21–11||11–3||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|1985–86||Jennifer Alley||23–9||10–4||2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||15||16|
|1986–87||Sylvia Hatchell||19–10||9–5||3rd||NCAA Second Round (Bye)|
|1991–92||Sylvia Hatchell||22–9||9–7||T-3rd||NCAA Second Round (Bye)|
|1992–93||Sylvia Hatchell||23–7||11–5||T-2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||15||17|
|1993–94||Sylvia Hatchell||32–2||14–2||2nd||NCAA Champions||1||4|
|1994–95||Sylvia Hatchell||30–5||12–4||2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||11||11|
|1996–97||Sylvia Hatchell||29–3||15–1||1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||9||4|
|1997–98||Sylvia Hatchell||27–7||11–5||4th||NCAA Elite Eight||3||7|
|1998–99||Sylvia Hatchell||28–8||11–5||T-3rd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||14||14|
|1999–2000||Sylvia Hatchell||20–13||8–9||5th||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||18|
|2001–02||Sylvia Hatchell||26–9||11–5||2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||11||16|
|2002–03||Sylvia Hatchell||28–6||13–3||2nd||NCAA Second Round||15||12|
|2003–04||Sylvia Hatchell||24–7||12–4||2nd||NCAA First Round||21||12|
|2004–05||Sylvia Hatchell||30–4||12–2||T-1st||NCAA Elite Eight||6||4|
|2005–06||Sylvia Hatchell||33–2||13–1||1st||NCAA Final Four||3||1|
|2006–07||Sylvia Hatchell||34–4||11–3||2nd||NCAA Final Four||3||2|
|2007–08||Sylvia Hatchell||33–3||14–0||1st||NCAA Elite Eight||5||2|
|2008–09||Sylvia Hatchell||28–7||10–4||4th||NCAA Second Round||17||11|
|2009–10||Sylvia Hatchell||19–12||6–8||T-7th||NCAA First Round|
|2010–11||Sylvia Hatchell||28–9||8–6||6th||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||12||14|
|2012–13||Sylvia Hatchell||29–7||14–4||T-2nd||NCAA Second Round||18||13|
|2013–14||Sylvia Hatchell||27–10||10–6||T-5th||NCAA Elite Eight||12||13|
|2014–15||Sylvia Hatchell||26–9||10–6||6th||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||15||12|
|2018-19||Sylvia Hatchell||18–15||8–8||8th||NCAA First Round|
|Courtney Banghart (ACC)(2019–present)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
|1983||#7||First Round||#2 Georgia||L 72-70|
|#7 St. John's|
|W 81-79 (OT)|
L 73-72 (OT)
|1985||#6||First Round||#3 Penn State||L 98-79|
|1987||#4||First Round||#5 Old Dominion||L 76-58|
|#10 Old Dominion|
#2 Miami (FL)
|W 74-73 (OT)|
|#14 Georgia Southern|
#6 Old Dominion
#3 Louisiana Tech
|#14 Western Illinois|
#6 Seton Hall
#8 Michigan State
#5 George Washington
|#14 Austin Peay|
|2004||#4||First Round||#13 MTSU||L 67-62|
|#16 Coppin State|
#9 George Washington
#5 Arizona State
|#16 UC Riverside|
|#16 Prairie View A&M|
#9 Notre Dame
#5 George Washington
|2010||#10||First Round||#7 Gonzaga||L 82-76|
|#12 Fresno State|
|#13 UT Martin|
#5 Michigan State
#1 South Carolina
#5 Ohio State
#1 South Carolina
|2019||#9||First Round||#8 California||L 92-72|
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