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.