CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Diamond DeShields scored a game-high 16 points, Jessica Washington and Stephanie Mavunga each added 14 as No. 12 North Carolina rolled past Coppin State 91-51 Sunday.
The Tar Heels (4-1) pulled ahead early with a 12-0 run to take their first double-digit lead capped off by a Washington 3-pointer. They had a 46-23 advantage at the break and led by as much as 45 during the second half.
Mavunga and DeShields each hauled in seven rebounds, and Washington hit four 3-pointers and dished out five assists. Danielle Butts finished with 12 points and nine boards.
Coppin State (2-3) was held to just 30.4 percent from the field and were out-rebounded 33-52 by North Carolina. They held an early 6-3 lead after an Ashle Craig jumper, but couldn't keep pace with the Tar Heels.
Amber Griffin led the Eagles with 12 points and Jordan Swails had nine with seven rebounds.
espnW's Mechelle Voepel says it is alarming that women's basketball stands alone in the latest Notice of Allegations that North Carolina received from the NCAA and explains how the notice has impacted the Tar Heels' recruiting.
ESPN women's basketball bracketologist Charlie Creme explains why he placed Connecticut at number four in his current preseason rankings and whether it would be good for the sport if the Huskies didn't win the national title next season.
|North Carolina A&T||12-4||-||19-12|
|South Carolina State||7-9||5||13-16|
|North Carolina Central||3-13||9||5-23|