No. 15 North Carolina women advance over Georgia Tech 84-64

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Stephanie Mavunga scored 23 points, matched her career-high with 16 rebounds and blocked a career-high eight shots on Thursday to lead No. 15 North Carolina, the sixth seed, to an 84-64 win over 11th-seeded Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC tournament.

The Tar Heels (24-7) play third-seeded and 10th-ranked Louisville in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Allisha Gray scored all 14 of her points in the second half, reaching double figures for the 29th time in 31 games, and Latifah Coleman added 10 points for North Carolina.

Zaire O’Neil and Kaela Davis had 14 points, Aaliyah Whiteside added 13 and Roddreka Rogers 10 for Georgia Tech (18-14). Rogers had 11 rebounds and O’Neil 10 as the Yellowjackets had a 46-40 rebounding advantage but shot 35 percent and had 18 turnovers. They went outscored by 10 at the foul line, going 5 of 11.

North Carolina shot 50 percent for the game.