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Arkansas State 60

(4-2, 2-1 away)

(11) North Carolina 93

(5-1, 4-1 home)

    3:30 PM ET, November 28, 2013

    Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Cancun, Mexico

    1 2 T
    ARST 21 3960
    #11UNC 50 4393

    Top Performers

    Arkansas St: J. O'Bannon 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    North Carolina: D. DeShields 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    No. 11 North Carolina cruises past Ark. St. 93-60

    Associated Press

    CANCUN, Mexico -- Freshman Diamond DeShields scored a career-high 24 points as No. 11 North Carolina easily beat Arkansas State 93-60 on Thursday.

    The Tar Heels (5-1) entered the game ranked second in the nation in field-goal percentage defense, allowing opponents to only 27.8 percent shooting in its first five games.

    It was much of the same against Arkansas State (4-2), which shot 25.7 percent (18 of 70) for the game.

    North Carolina shot 62.1 percent in the first half, held Arkansas State to 5-of-32 shooting and led 50-21 at halftime. DeShields had 14 at the break and Xylina McDaniel made both of her 3-point attempts, adding 10. Stephanie Mavunga had three blocks in the first half.

    DeShields was one of five players in double-figures for North Carolina. McDaniel had 16, Allisha Gray 12, Danielle Butts 11, and Jessica Washington added 10.

    Jalen O'Bannon led the way for Arkansas State with 15 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARST
    UNC
    Points 60 93
    FG Made-Attempted 18-70 (.257) 35-58 (.603)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 6-12 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-30 (.667) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 27 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    ARST
    UNC
    PointsJ. O'Bannon 15D. DeShields 24
    ReboundsA. Gamble 8S. Mavunga 10
    AssistsA. Gamble 2L. Coleman 5
    StealsA. Gamble 3L. Coleman 1

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