(1) North Carolina 72

(23-1, 10-1 ACC)

Virginia 60

(13-10, 2-9 ACC)

    5:15 PM ET, February 12, 2006

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    #1UNC 39 3372
    UVA 24 3660

    Top Performers

    North Carolina: I. Latta 18 Pts, 4 Reb

    Virginia: T. Sardin 19 Pts, 9 Reb

    North Carolina rebounds from first loss, beats Virginia

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Ivory Latta scored 18 points and started a 13-3 run in the second half Sunday night, leading No. 1 North Carolina past Virginia 72-60.

    The Tar Heels (23-1, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) rebounded from their first loss, 98-95 in overtime against No. 6 Maryland on Thursday night, but the game was sloppy most of the way. Virginia had 25 turnovers and the Tar Heels committed 20.

    In one stretch of the second half, during the Tar Heels' run, they went 0-for-3 from the floor and turned the ball over four times, but Virginia was in the midst of a 7-minute disaster in which it missed 10 of 11 shots and turned the ball over eight times.

    Virginia (13-10, 2-9) lost its sixth straight overall, and eighth straight in the series, and finished a week that was too challenging for a struggling team. The Cavaliers lost 85-71 at No. 6 Maryland last Sunday, then fell 88-65 at No. 2 Duke on Thursday night.

    But for a time, they made the Tar Heels sweat.

    Trailing 42-30, the Cavaliers used a 9-2 run early in the second half to close to 44-39. But then Latta had seen enough. The speedy point guard drove the length of the floor for a layup, sparking the burst that gave North Carolina the cushion it needed.

    Camille Little added 16 points for North Carolina, and the Tar Heels' reserves outscored Virginia's 22-4. North Carolina also had a 26-14 edge at the foul line.

    Tiffany Sardin led Virginia with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Siedah Williams added 14 and Takisha Granberry 12, but the Cavaliers shot 32 percent from the field.

    The Tar Heels led 39-24 at halftime after outscoring Virginia 24-10 over a span of 11 minutes. Latta had seven points and Dewitt six in the run, which continued in spite of a string of six consecutive scoreless possessions for North Carolina.

    Virginia missed all eight of its 3-point shots in the half and also was dealt a huge blow when floor leader Sharnee Zoll drew her third foul 3:13 before halftime.

    Zoll finished with nine points, eight rebounds and seven turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 72 60
    FG Made-Attempted 21-43 (.488) 22-70 (.314)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 26-35 (.743) 14-17 (.824)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 0

    Game Leaders

    PointsI. Latta 18T. Sardin 19
    ReboundsC. Little 6T. Sardin 9

    2005-06 Season

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