No. 25 North Carolina women beats No. 12 Miami

Chay Shegog hit the go-ahead free throws with 1:11 left, helping

No. 25 North Carolina rally past No. 12 Miami 65-63 on Monday night

in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Shegog finished with 20 points to lead the Tar Heels (11-2, 1-0

ACC), who won despite finishing with a season-high 31 turnovers.

North Carolina trailed by eight with about 5 1/2 minutes left

before fighting back to take its first lead on Shegog’s free


Freshman Brittany Rountree added 14 points, including two free

throws with 16.7 seconds left to push UNC’s lead to four.

Miami (11-3, 0-1) had a chance to tie it late, but Riquna

Williams missed a layup after pushing past Rountree in transition.

Shegog grabbed the rebound and was fouled with two seconds left.

She missed both free throws, but Morgan Stroman’s hurried heave

from beyond midcourt wasn’t close as the horn sounded.