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This could be a huge weekend for North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell.
A victory over rival Duke Sunday would make it 900 career wins for the veteran Tar Heels coach.
Hatchell said Friday that ''I'd be lying if I said it didn't matter'' that the milestone victory could come against the fifth-ranked Blue Devils.
She is the winningest active women's coach in Division I with an 899-316 record in her 38th season. She's poised to join Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt in the 900-win club. Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer is two wins behind Hatchell.
Hatchell says the focus isn't on No. 900 but on her 11th-ranked Tar Heels (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) catching first-place Duke (19-1, 9-0) in the league standings.
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Xylina McDaniel scored 19 points and Waltiea Rolle added 18 and 10 rebounds as No. 11 North Carolina held off No. 20 Florida State 72-62 Thursday night, giving coach Sylvia Hatchell her 899th win.
The Tar Heels (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached 20 wins before the end of January for the first time since 2006-07.
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