Watch Sylvia Hatchell address the UNC women’s basketball team before Tennessee game

We don’t cover the UNC women’s basketball team much around these parts but of course we love them dearly as part of the Tar Heels family.

We, like all of us, were saddened with the news of head coach Sylvia Hatchell’s leukemia diagnosis and her leave of absence from the team, which is what makes what happened earlier this week even more special.

Before her squad took on a visiting Tennessee Volunteers team in Chapel Hill, Hatchell addressed the players for a little pregame inspirational speech.