UNC Basketball: Janelle Bailey picks up Atlantic Coast Conference honor

A UNC Women’s Basketball player picked up another Atlantic Coast Conference honor for her play last week as the Tar Heels went 2-0.

While the North Carolina men’s basketball team is struggling, the women on the other hand are having a solid season and should find themselves in the NCAA Tournament again this year.

UNC just won their second-straight game on Sunday, beating Clemson 86-72 to improve to 16-6 overall and 7-4 in conference play. The win gave UNC a 2-0 week as they also beat Virginia on Thursday.

A big reason why UNC was able to go 2-0 last week and stay over the .500 mark in conference play was the play of junior center Janelle Bailey. The center scored 23 points in the win over Virginia and followed it up with 23 more points against Clemson and with that, she earned Co-ACC Player of the Week honors:


This is the second time Bailey has won the honor this season and she shared it with Boston College’s Emma Gray.

In addition to the 23 points in each game, Bailey also recorded a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Virginia last Thursday night. She added nine rebounds in the win over Clemson. On the season, Bailey is averaging 15.6 points and 10 rebounds per game, becoming one of UNC’s top players this year.

The Tar Heels return to action on Feb. 6 when they travel down the road to Durham to take on the Duke Blue Devils. From there, they will host Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon in Carmichael Arena.

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