Wofford 42

(0-2, 0-1 away)

(2) North Carolina 96

(6-0, 5-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 25, 2008

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    WOF 14 2842
    #2UNC 50 4696

    Top Performers

    Wofford: N. Gramblin 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    North Carolina: C. DeGraffenreid 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl

    Second-ranked Tar Heels roll past Terriers

    Associated Press

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Chay Shegog is starting to get comfortable in her new surroundings. That could lead to plenty of uncomfortable nights in the future for North Carolina's opponents.

    Shegog scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the second-ranked Tar Heels to a 96-42 rout of Wofford on Tuesday night.

    Shegog, a 6-foot-5 freshman, tallied the first double-double of her college career. She tied her career high in scoring that she established in North Carolina's 80-79 win at Oklahoma on Sunday in the Women's Preseason NIT final, and she reached double figures in rebounds for the first time.

    "At the beginning, being a freshman, I was really nervous the first couple of games," said Shegog, who shot 5-for-8 from the field. "But as I kept playing with the team and adjusted to everything, I'm used to it now. When I go on, I'm not as nervous anymore."

    Cetera DeGraffenreid scored 15 points and came up with five of North Carolina's 23 steals. Iman McFarland and Laura Broomfield added 12 points apiece for the Tar Heels (6-0), who scored the game's first 14 points and limited Wofford to 20-percent shooting.

    Natalie Gramblin led the Terriers (0-2), who trailed 50-14 at halftime, with 10 points. Mahagony Williams, the reigning Southern Conference freshman of the year, fouled out with no points in eight minutes.

    Despite the big early lead, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell wasn't pleased with her team's play. Wofford turned over the ball on each of its first three possessions, but Hatchell subbed out her starting five 1:33 into the game after the Tar Heels failed to score points off any of those miscues.

    "I didn't think we started off with the intensity we needed," Hatchell said. "This team has got a lot of potential. We really played hard and gave it all we had at Oklahoma, and it paid off for us. But we've got to do that every time."

    Wofford's coaching staff received a warm welcome from the Tar Heels because head coach Edgar Farmer Jr. was a team manager on Hatchell's 1994 NCAA championship squad and assistant coach Ed Geth was a member of North Carolina's 1993 NCAA men's title team. But North Carolina wasn't nearly as kind to Wofford's players.

    The Tar Heels held the Terriers scoreless before Liz Miller made a pair of free throws with 13:36 remaining in the first half. Wofford went without a field goal until Gramblin made a jumper with 8:22 left to cut UNC's lead to 25-6.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 42 96
    FG Made-Attempted 14-70 (.200) 31-82 (.378)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-26 (.231) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 30-38 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 56

    Game Leaders

    PointsN. Gramblin 10C. DeGraffenreid 15
    ReboundsK. Dempsey 8C. Shegog 11
    AssistsK. Dwyer 3L. Broomfield 3
    StealsL. Miller 3C. DeGraffenreid 5
    BlocksM. Helms 2J. Breland 2

    2008-09 Season

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