UNC Hosts Yellow Jackets
Release: 02/15/2017
CHAPEL HILL - The North Carolina women’s basketball program has teamed up with the Carolina Black Caucus to host a tribute to Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 16 when the Tar Heels take on Georgia Tech inside Carmichael Arena at 7 p.m.

The game will feature special performances, black history trivia and a special recognition of African American pioneers from women’s basketball and the university community.
Honors & Recognitions will include:

Karen L. Parker, UNC's first African-American female undergraduate
Hortense K. McClinton - UNC's first African American faculty member
Kathy Crawford, Henrietta Walls and Deanna Thomas - first African American female scholarship athletes to play at Carolina
Rochelle Small - the first African-American woman to play varsity basketball for the Tar Heels

GAME INFORMATION
North Carolina (13-12, 2-10) vs. Georgia Tech (14-11, 3-9)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Carmichael Arena
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Tip: 7 p.m.

TICKETS
$7 Regular Price Tickets
$4 Group Ticket (10+)
$1 Youth Team Day (GoHeels.com promo code: WB17-TEAM)

PROMOTIONS (BOGO Thursdays)
• Buy One, Get One Deals on Hot Dogs and Drinks
• Fever Game
• Halftime Performances by Harmonyx and Step Show
• Student Giveaway: Tar Heel State Flags

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WHERE TO WATCH
Fans can watch the game on ACC Network Extra or ESPN3, and the WatchESPN app.

TUNE IN
The game is available on 97.9 FM WCHL in the Triangle. A live stream is also available world wide on GoHeels.com.

SERIES HISTORY
Carolina is 55-19 all-time against Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels also hold a 4-2 record against the Yellow Jackets since the 2012-13 season.

LAST MEETING
Georgia Tech held off a valiant North Carolina comeback to record an 80-73 victory on Jan. 14, 2016 from McCamish Pavilion. Destinee Walker’s jumper had UNC up 69-65 with 3:44 left, but an 11-2 run by the Yellow Jackets was too much for the visiting Tar Heels to overcome, who played more than half the game without injured starter Xylina McDaniel, and reserve Erika Johnson fouled out with over five minutes left in regulation.

Jamie Cherry led Carolina with 15 points, while N’Dea Bryant added 14 points off the bench. Walker had 12 and Hillary Summers came up with 11 points.

LAST TIME OUT
Alexis Peterson and Brittney Sykes, the top-scoring backcourt in the nation, combined for 61 points to lead No. 20 Syracuse to a 95-64 victory over North Carolina on Sunday from the Carrier Dome. Paris Kea scored 27 points to lead North Carolina. Jamie Cherry had 17, while Stephanie Watts had 10 rebounds and seven points. Sykes scored a career-high 34 points, while Peterson added 27.

NEXT UP
Carolina visits No. 14 Louisville on Sunday at 12 p.m. on ESPNU and streamed on ACC Sports Extra and the WatchESPN app.


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