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February 4, 2013

Duke rolls rival UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Chloe Wells scored a career-high 18 points to help No. 5 Duke roll past No. 11 North Carolina 84-63 on Sunday.

Tricia Liston added 15 for the Blue Devils (20-1, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who jumped all over the Tar Heels to take the drama out of this one early.

Duke blew the game open with a 29-3 run over 10 minutes, led by 31 at halftime and was up by as many as 33 points in its fifth straight win in the rivalry.

UNC’s Sylvia Hatchell was going for her 900th victory to become only the third coach in women’s basketball to reach that milestone, along with Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt.

But the Tar Heels (20-3, 8-2) had no early answers against the Blue Devils. Duke shot 56 percent, hit 7 of 9 3-point attempts and kept adding to the lead by cashing in on turnovers or the offensive glass during the dominant first half.

The Tar Heels, meanwhile, shot just 22 percent and had twice as many turnovers (14) as field goals (7) in the half.

No. 13 Georgia 75, No. 8 Kentucky 71: LEXINGTON, Ky. — Khaalidah Miller scored a career-high 25 points and Georgia forced a key turnover with 5 seconds to play to hold off Kentucky.

Anne Marie Armstrong and Jasmine James each added 12 points for the Lady Bulldogs (19-3, 7-2 Southeastern Conference), who had a 74-71 lead after James hit one of two free throws with 1:12 left.

Shacobia Barbee stripped the ball from Kentucky’s Jennifer O’Neill at the top of the key in the closing seconds and Miller hit one of two free throws with a second left to seal it for Georgia.

Missouri 80, No. 9 Tennessee 63: COLUMBIA, Mo. — Morgan Eye scored 26 points, Bri Kulas added 20 and Missouri beat Tennessee for its first win over a ranked team in almost two years.

The Tigers (15-8, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) shot 52.7 percent from the field, their best showing in SEC play this season, and went 11 for 24 on 3-point attempts.

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