Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

January 6, 2013

Hokies come close but fall to Tar Heels by 3

Women's college basketball

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Xylina McDaniel and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 14 points each as No. 15 North Carolina beat Virginia Tech 48-45 Sunday to remain undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

The 48 points marked a season low for the Tar Heels (15-1, 3-0). North Carolina was 7-of-25 shooting  in the first half and made just 2 of 13 3-point tries in the game.

The teams were tied 22-all at halftime. North Carolina took its final lead, 28-26, on McDaniel’s jumper with 17:06 left. The basket sparked an 8-2 run, and the Hokies never pulled closer than two points after that.

Uju Ugoka led Virginia Tech (7-7, 1-2) with 15 points.

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VIRGINIA TECH (7-7)

Ugoka 5-14 5-9 15, Campbell 2-4 0-0 4, L. Evans 3-6 0-0 6,  Fenyn 1-3 2-2 4, Tellier 5-8 0-1 12, Young 0-0 0-0 0,  N. Evans 1-5 0-0 2, Wilson 1-2 0-0 2, Hadley 0-1 0-0 0,  Kiss-Rusk 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-43 7-12 45.

NORTH CAROLINA (15-1)

Gross 2-4 0-0 4, McDaniel 5-13 3-4 14, Rolle 2-5 3-4 7,  Rountree 1-5 0-0 3, Ruffin-Pratt 4-12 6-11 14, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0,  Butts 0-1 0-0 0, Buckland 2-5 2-2 6, Coleman 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 16-48 14-21 48.

Halftime—Tied 22-22. 3-Point Goals—Virginia Tech 2-7 (Tellier 2-4,  Ugoka 0-1, Fenyn 0-2), North Carolina 2-13 (McDaniel 1-2, Rountree 1-4,  Coleman 0-1, Buckland 0-2, Gross 0-2, Ruffin-Pratt 0-2). Fouled  Out—Campbell. Rebounds—Virginia Tech 29 (Ugoka 5), North Carolina 32  (McDaniel 8). Assists—Virginia Tech 10 (L. Evans 3), North Carolina 9  (Ruffin-Pratt 3). Total Fouls—Virginia Tech 18, North Carolina 16.  A—3,015.

 

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