Blue Devils shot just 17 percent in the half
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Top-ranked Duke came within two points of setting a school record -- but not the kind one would expect from the nation's best women's basketball team.
The Blue Devils were inept against North Carolina (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP), scoring just 13 points in the first half. Duke made just 5-of-30 shots (17 percent) and went the final 6:52 without a basket to trail 26-13 at the break.
The low for a half is 11 points against Maryland in the 1981 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Monique Currie, Duke's leading scorer, was 1-for-6 for two points. Freshman point guard Wanisha Smith was 0-for-4 with five turnovers. Jessica Foley had five points to lead the Blue Devils.
The Tar Heels weren't much better, finishing the half shooting 27 percent.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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