No. 11 North Carolina 71, Virginia 60

Xylina McDaniel scored 15 points with nine rebounds as No. 11

North Carolina cruised past Virginia 71-60 on Thursday night to win

its 11th straight game.

The Tar Heels (18-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who came in

leading the nation in steals (14.9 per game) had 14 steals and

scored 32 points off 24 Cavaliers turnovers.

North Carolina led 23-12 with 11:27 to go in the first half en

route to a 42-22 halftime advantage.

The Tar Heels expanded their cushion to 27 with 13:29 left, then

Virginia made a 13-2 run to get to 60-44. After going more than 5

1/2 minutes without a field goal, North Carolina pushed the lead to

21 before the Cavaliers closed the final 3:52 with a 10-0

burst.

Waltiea Rolle and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 14 points apiece for

North Carolina.

Telia McCall and Kelsey Wolfe scored 13 each for Virginia (11-6,

3-3).