DeShields leads North Carolina women to victory
Duke was picked to win the ACC preseason women's basketball poll by both media and coaches. The Blue Devils, who return all five starters, were 33-3 last season and have advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight the last four years.
Xylina McDaniel scored 19 points and had six steals as No. 16 North Carolina used a key 19-2 second-half run to come back and beat Clemson 65-58 Sunday.
The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents said Thursday any speculation about additional member schools leaving the league is "totally false."
Quinyotta Pettaway had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Clemson beat North Carolina 52-47 Thursday night, denying Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell her 600th win at the school.
No. 19 North Carolina 78, Clemson 64
Italee Lucas scored 15 points as North Carolina overcame a sloppy effort to win its 16th straight against Clemson, 60-47.
Italee Lucas scored 20 points to help North Carolina (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) beat Clemson 79-61 Friday night.
Jessica Breland had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 11 North Carolina shook off a sluggish start to rout Clemson 74-55 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Rashanda McCants scored 17 points and No. 2 North Carolina rallied for an 83-74 victory over Clemson on Thursday night to improve to 15-0.
Erlana Larkins scored 25 points and LaToya Pringle added 16 to help No. 2 North Carolina beat Clemson 97-77 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Cetera DeGraffenreid helped give coach Sylvia Hatchell her 500th victory at North Carolina, scoring 20 points to lead the No. 3 Tar Heels to an easy 79-47 win over Clemson on Thursday night.
Ivory Latta scored 23 points and No. 2 North Carolina stayed undefeated with its 10th straight victory over Clemson, 100-65 on Thursday night.
Camille Little knew in pregame warmups that she was headed for a good game.
The ninth-ranked Tar Heels gave their coach her 400th victory at the school, getting a career-high 24 points from Erlana Larkins and forcing 35 turnovers to beat Clemson 99-55 Friday night.