No. 14 North Carolina 87, Illinois 58
Italee Lucas scored 25 points, Waltiea Rolle had 13 points and
12 rebounds, and North Carolina dominated inside in an 87-58
victory over Illinois on Saturday in the Rainbow Wahine
Jessica Breland added 14 points for North Carolina, which held
advantages in rebounds (51-40), points in the paint (46-22) and
Lucas finished 9-of-15 from the field, including 4-of-7 from
3-point range for North Carolina (6-0). Rolle came off the bench
and had 11 points and 12 rebounds by halftime.
The game was close early before the Tar Heels went on a 16-0
Alex Burke scored 18 points for Illinois (3-3), which was within
65-60 with 8:20 remaining before the Tar Heels pulled away.