North Carolina turned the ball over on back-to-back possessions late in the second half, and coach Sylvia Hatchell was steamed. She stomped her foot and yelled at her players to take better care of the ball.
Never mind that the Tar Heels led by 31 points with just over a minute left.
She didn't win 900 games by holding back.
Hatchell became the third women's coach in NCAA history to join the 900-win club on Thursday night, reaching the milestone when No. 16 North Carolina beat Boston College 80-52. As the players dribbled out the final seconds, Hatchell finally let a smile come over her face and accepted the congratulations from her assistant coaches and even one of the referees.
''We haven't even talked about it the last few days. They really were very focused tonight,'' said Hatchell, who missed her first chance at the milestone on Sunday when the Tar Heels lost to No. 5 Duke. ''It's nice to get that win.''
Xylina McDaniel had 15 points and seven rebounds for North Carolina (...