UNC’s head coach for women’s basketball told to sit out next two games


CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) – North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell faces a two-game suspension for making contact with an official during a recent loss to Duke and for an NCAA violation.

The school announced the suspension in a news release Friday. The Hall of Fame coach will miss Sunday’s game at North Carolina State and a trip to Boston College on Feb. 7.

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UNC says the school issued a one-game suspension for the referee incident, while the NCAA issued a separate suspension for “activities that simulate game day introductions of prospects during an official visit.”

Assistant coach Tracey Williams-Johnson will also serve a one-game NCAA suspension for the same violation. She will miss the Louisville game on Thursday.

Associate head coach Andrew Calder will coach the team in Hatchell’s absence.

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