Chay Shegog's big night powers North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Chay Shegog had 20 points and five blocked shots to pace North Carolina (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) to a 79-42 victory over North Carolina Central on Friday night.

Krista Gross added 15 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the season for the Tar Heels (10-2), who beat a MEAC team for the second straight day after demolishing Savannah State 74-21 on Thursday. Brittany Rountree chipped in 11 points.

Chasidy Williams had 15 points and eight rebounds for NCCU (2-12), a first-year full member of NCAA Division I. The Eagles have played and lost at UNC five straight seasons. Kabrina Truesdale added 10 points for NCCU.

UNC led 14-0 behind eight points from Gross before Blaire Houston broke the Eagles' drought on a layup with 13:43 left in the first half.

UNC shot 47.7 percent to 30.0 for NCCU, outrebounded the Eagles 44-32 and committed 24 turnovers to the visitors' 36.