Sylvia Hatchell won't return Sunday

Updated: March 22, 2014, 5:48 PM ET
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The North Carolina Tar Heels will open NCAA tournament play Sunday without Hall of Fame head coach Sylvia Hatchell on the bench for the first time in nearly three decades.

Longtime Tar Heels assistant coach Andrew Calder said Hatchell is still recovering from her latest round of chemotherapy treatment and won't help coach fourth-seeded UNC against No. 13 UT Martin.

Hatchell, 62, was diagnosed with leukemia in October and hasn't coached this season.

She ...

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