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Miami Falls on the Road to North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Miami women’s basketball team (10-7, 2-4 ACC) fell to North Carolina (13-4, 4-2 ACC), 78-58, Thursday night at Carmichael Arena.
 
“At halftime I felt good because we were up by one and Mykea was hot,” head coach Katie Meier said. “But something always happens in the second half and our upperclassmen were doing uncharacteristic things. If we don’t hit shots, that can’t be our poison. We have to take care of the ball.”
 
Junior guard Mykea Gray paced the Canes in scoring on the night, tallying 21 points in the contest for her second consecutive 20-point outing. Gray got off to an electric start, pouring in 12 points in the first quarter alone and eclipsing the 1,000-career point mark after going 3-of-3 at the charity stripe in the period.
 
The Canes shot 57.1 percent from the field in the first quarter to hold a 22-16 lead at the end of the first 10 minutes. The Tar Heels battled back in the second frame to close the gap to one, but the Canes maintained a 38-37 lead heading into the locker room.
 
The Tar Heels came out of halftime hot, outscoring the Canes 41-20 in the second half to secure the victory. 
 
The Canes remain on the road, taking on Notre Dame in South Bend on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET and the game will air on ACC Network.
 
Single-game tickets for the 2019-20 women’s basketball home schedule are on sale now and start at $5. Tickets can be purchased online HERE or by calling the ticket office at 1-800-GO-CANES.
 
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