BOSTON - North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell earned her 900th career victory when the No. 16 Tar Heels beat Boston College 80-52 on Thursday night.
Xylina McDaniel had 15 points and seven rebounds for North Carolina (21-3, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Tar Heels lost to No. 5 Duke on Sunday -- their first home loss of the season -- spoiling Hatchell's first chance to become the third women's coach in NCAA history to reach the milestone.
Hatchell joins Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt in the women's 900-win club. Hatchell is tops among active coaches, with Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer two wins behind.
Only three men's coaches have reached the 900-win mark -- Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim and Bob Knight.
Nicole Boudreau scored 16 points and Kristen Doherty added 13 with seven rebounds for Boston College (9-13, 3-8), which has lost six of its last seven games.