CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Allisha Gray scored 21 points and Diamond DeShields added 19 as No. 17 North Carolina rolled to an 86-50 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Coming off an 11-point win at No. 3 Duke on Monday, the Tar Heels (19-6, 7-4 ACC) shot 48.6 percent from the field and limited the Panthers (10-15, 2-9) to 27.9 percent, including a dismal 2 for 21 from 3-point range.
Asia Logan led Pitt with 14 points.
North Carolina broke away from a 2-2 tie with 13 straight points, seven from Xylina McDaniel. With Gray and DeShields making two baskets each, the Tar Heels had a 9-0 run for a 31-11 lead at the 7:28 mark. It was 42-25 at the half.
Midway through the second half a 10-0 surge pushed the lead to 74-40.
The Tar Heels only made half of their 16 free throws but were 8 of 20 from behind the arc.
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.