Hatchell to sit 2 games for referee contact, NCAA violation

BY foxsports • January 29, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (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.

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.