GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

North Carolina 76, North Carolina State 69

Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Freshman Alyssa Ustby had season-highs of 20 points and 12 rebounds to help North Carolina upset fourth-ranked rival North Carolina State 76-69.

Stephanie Watts added 17 points for the Tar Heels (9-8, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who hit a season-high 11 3-pointers and led by as many as a dozen after halftime.

UNC had won just one game since shortly before Christmas, yet responded with a huge performance to upend a top-10 Wolfpack team for the third consecutive season.

Ustby went 4 for 4 from behind the arc to lead the Tar Heels' outside shooting.

Elissa Cunane scored 14 points to lead the Wolfpack (12-2, 7-2), who shot the ball poorly until well into the third quarter as UNC gained confidence by hitting from outside early. N.C. State regrouped with a 13-0 run to get back in it and lead 52-49 entering the final quarter.

But the Tar Heels responded with their own push to go ahead for good, starting with freshman Kennedy Todd-Williams' 3-pointer near the 9-minute mark.

UNC went on to hit 5 of 7 3s in that final period, including Ustby feeding Watts for one that made it 69-62 with 2:11 left. N.C. State got no closer than four the rest of the way.

February 7, 2021


North Carolina State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Jones F 37 4-11 2-2 3-6 3-10 1 1 0 1 3 13
E. Cunane C 22 4-7 6-7 0-0 1-6 1 0 3 4 5 14
R. Perez G 38 4-9 0-0 0-3 0-1 13 0 0 2 0 8
K. Crutchfield G 37 4-10 1-1 0-3 1-6 1 0 2 2 3 9
J. Brown-Turner G 28 4-16 0-0 1-6 1-7 1 0 0 3 0 9
J. Boyd 21 6-14 0-0 0-1 2-7 1 1 1 0 2 12
C. Hobby 17 2-4 0-2 0-0 1-5 0 0 0 1 3 4
Totals   200 28-71
(.394)
9-12
(.750)
4-19
(.211)
11-44 18 2 6 13 16 69


North Carolina
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Bailey C 31 2-9 6-7 0-1 2-4 0 0 1 2 4 10
S. Watts G 38 4-12 7-8 2-6 0-9 3 3 2 2 4 17
A. Ustby G 37 8-10 0-0 4-4 3-12 5 0 2 1 1 20
K. Todd-Williams G 34 4-12 0-0 1-5 1-6 2 0 0 3 3 9
P. Holesinska G 32 6-13 0-0 3-7 0-4 1 0 0 2 1 15
D. Kelly 11 0-4 0-0 0-2 0-0 2 0 0 0 1 0
A. Young 8 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 3
A. Poole 5 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 0
A. Zelaya 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 2 1 2
Totals   200 26-64
(.406)
13-15
(.867)
11-26
(.423)
6-39 14 4 5 14 17 76



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