North Carolina

Heels overcome turnovers

Cetera DeGraffenreid scored 15 points to help No. 11 North Carolina beat Radford 74-48 on Tuesday night.

Italee Lucas and Waltiea Rolle added 11 points apiece for the Tar Heels (7-1), who overcame a season-high 26 turnovers by shooting a season-high 56.6 percent from the floor.

Brooke McElroy scored 13 points to lead Radford (1-6), which totaled fewer than 52 points for the sixth time this season.

The Tar Heels opened with a 12-0 run in the game's first five minutes, but the Highlanders answered with a 17-4 spurt to take a 17-16 lead midway through the first half. North Carolina responded with a 12-2 run, never again trailing on its way to a 34-29 halftime lead.

North Carolina began the second half with a 15-3 surge to take control of the game.

No. 11 North Carolina 74, Radford 48

Radford (1-6): McElroy 4-11 3-4 13, Hayes 0-0 2-2 2, Crosier 1-3 0-0 2, Wood 3-11 0-0 8, Erwin-Spencer 2-8 5-6 9, Alston 1-5 0-0 2, Hamilton 0-2 0-0 0, Buckhannon 2-7 0-2 6, Tabb 0-2 0-0 0, Vick 1-1 0-0 2, Kinlaw 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 16-52 10-14 48.

North Carolina (7-1): Shegog 4-4 1-2 9, Rolle 5-5 1-2 11, Ruffin-Pratt 1-4 2-2 4, Lucas 5-11 1-2 11, DeGraffenreid 6-11 3-4 15, Powell 0-0 0-0 0, M.Wood 1-1 0-2 2, White 1-3 2-2 5, Robertson-Warren 3-4 3-4 9, Bursey 1-3 0-0 2, Gross 1-5 0-0 2, Broomfield 2-2 0-1 4, Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-53 13-21 74.

Halftime--North Carolina 34-29. Three-point goals--Radford 6-14 (McElroy 2-4, Buckhannon 2-4, Wood 2-5, Erwin-Spencer 0-1), North Carolina 1-8 (White 1-2, Ruffin-Pratt 0-1, Gross 0-1, Bursey 0-1, Lucas 0-3). Fouled Out--Wood. Rebounds--Radford 24 (McElroy 4), UNC 43 (Ruffin-Pratt, Shegog 6). Assists--Radford 11 (Alston, McElroy 4), UNC 22 (DeGraffenreid 7). Total Fouls--Radford 20, UNC 17. A--1,975.

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