No. 15 North Carolina 110, North Florida 41 foxsports Nov 13, 2010 at 12:25a ET At times, Jessica Breland looked like her old self by confidently knocking down a turnaround jumper or pulling down one-handed rebounds in traffic. There were also reminders that Article continues below ... North Carolina’s fifth-year senior will need some time to get all the way back after missing last season. Still, with her Hodgkin’s lymphoma in remission, being out on the court again for a real game was a big step. Breland had eight points and 11 rebounds in her return to the lineup and the 15th-ranked Tar Heels beat North Florida 110-41 in the opener for both teams Friday. It was Breland’s first official game since a second-round NCAA tournament loss to Purdue in 2009. In this one, the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference pick had 10 rebounds by halftime but finished just 3 for 9 from the field in 21 minutes. ”I feel like I need to get in the gym and shoot right now,” she said. ”I feel kind of down on myself because in any other game when we start ACC, I can’t have like games like this. I know that and I know my teammates need me and I need to play a lot better game.” Italee Lucas scored 21 points for the Tar Heels, who used a 10-0 spurt late in the first half to blow the game open on the way to their 10th straight season-opening victory. North Carolina led 46-19 at the break and pushed that margin to 72 points after halftime. Behind Breland and Chay Shegog (14 rebounds), the Tar Heels also took a 65-33 edge on the boards against the undersized Ospreys of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Breland missed her first shot, a short jumper from the left corner that rattled out barely 15 seconds into the game. She got on the board a few minutes later, taking a pass from Lucas off an offensive rebound and scoring on a short putaway in the lane at the 15:53 mark of the opening half. ”I think that was a huge emotional lift for them,” North Florida coach Mary Tappmeyer said of Breland’s return. Clearly, it will take Breland a little time to knock off the rust. She confidently knocked down a turnaround shot over Margaret Bell in the lane in the first half, only to airball a transition layup midway through the second half with her team holding a huge lead. Breland had 14 points and 11 rebounds in just 13 minutes of a preseason win against Carson-Newman earlier this week. ”She’s still getting the cobwebs out,” UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said. ”At times she’s looked really good and the same thing in practice. It’ll get there. I don’t have any doubt of that. This was really an off night for her, even in how she’s been practicing and playing in the other exhibition games.” Lucas made five 3-pointers to lead the Tar Heels in scoring, while Shegog, She’la White and Waltiea Rolle each added 11 points. Leading 23-16 with about 8 minutes left in the first half, the Tar Heels ran off 10 straight points before Kim Baker’s basket ended the spurt at the 3:53 mark. But North Florida didn’t manage another field goal in the half, with the Tar Heels scoring the final seven points – including Breland’s turnaround shot – for the 46-19 lead on Lucas’ layup a few seconds before the horn. Brittany Kirkland scored 15 points to lead North Florida, which fell to 0-8 against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.