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Miami Falls on the Road to No. 24/23 North Carolina

Miami Falls on the Road to No. 24/23 North Carolina

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team fell to the No. 24/23 North Carolina Tar Heels, 85-38, Sunday afternoon at Carmichael Arena.

Graduate student Kelsey Marshall recorded her 17th double-digit outing of the season, pouring in a team-best 15 points on the afternoon.

North Carolina (18-4, 8-4 ACC) dominated the game from the start, shooting 57 percent in the first quarter and outscoring Miami (12-9, 5-6 ACC), 28-2. The Hurricanes fared slightly better on offense in the second, tallying 11 points in the frame, but the Tar Heels scored 25 of their own to lead 53-13 at the half.

The Hurricanes found some life in the third quarter, making six straight defensive stops to facilitate an 11-0 run. Marshall recorded seven of her 15 points in the third quarter, during which the Miami defense held North Carolina to shooting 33 percent from the field.

The teams traded baskets in the fourth quarter, but ultimately the Tar Heels outscored the Hurricanes, 15-13, in the session to close out the game.

The Hurricanes stay on the road to take on their second-straight top-25 opponent in No. 20/19 Notre Dame, Thursday night at Purcell Pavilion. The game will air on Bally Sports.