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(24) North Carolina 56

(13-5, 3-2 ACC)

Virginia Tech 37

(6-13, 2-4 ACC)

    5:00 PM ET, January 19, 2012

    Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia

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    #24UNC 25 3156
    VT 21 1637

    Top Performers

    North Carolina: B. Rountree 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Virginia Tech: M. Tellier 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Brittany Rountree scores 17, leads UNC past Virginia Tech

    Associated Press

    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Brittany Rountree scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half and North Carolina (No. 24 AP) overcome a sloppy effort and beat Virginia Tech 56-37 on Thursday night, ending a three-game losing streak.

    The Tar Heels (13-5, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), coming off an 86-35 loss at Connecticut that was the worst loss in program history, also got 14 points from Chay Shegog. North Carolina won despite 19 turnovers and 5-for-14 shooting from the foul line.

    The Hokies (6-13, 2-4), playing with only six scholarship players available, trailed 25-21 at halftime. North Carolina used a 9-2 run to start the second half to take control. Virginia Tech never got closer than seven again. It was the Hokies' fourth consecutive loss under first-year coach Dennis Wolff.

    Monet Tellier led the Hokies with 16 points and Porschia Hadley had eight.

    Rountree hit the first of her three 3-pointers 43 seconds into the second half, sparking the run that gave North Carolina a 34-23 lead.

    The Hokies pulled within seven several times, the last at 38-31. The Tar Heels used a 15-2 run to put the game away. Rountree had eight points, including two 3-pointers to start it, and Shegog, from Stafford, Va., had six in the run.

    The Tar Heels, playing their second of three consecutive road games, trailed 10-4 before going on a 17-6 run over the next 10 minutes.

    Waltiea Rolle had three baskets in the burst and Shegog had two while the Hokies shot 2 for 12 with five of their 10 turnovers.

    North Carolina improved to 14-3 against the Hokies, including 4-2 at Cassell Coliseum, where the Tar Heels men's team was to face the Hokies later on Thursday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNC
    VT
    Points 56 37
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 14-56 (.250)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 4-10 (.400)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 6

    Game Leaders

     
    UNC
    VT
    PointsB. Rountree 17M. Tellier 16
    ReboundsD. Butts 8L. Hines-Allen 10
    AssistsC. Wood 6P. Hadley 3
    StealsT. Ruffin-Pratt 3L. Hall 3
    BlocksW. Rolle 4L. Hines-Allen 2

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