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Megan Buckland scored 19 points, leading five players in double figures as No. 11 North Carolina rolled over Georgia Tech 79-58 Sunday for its 10th straight win.
The Tar Heels (17-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 22 unanswered points to seize a 22-3 lead on their way to a 41-17 halftime advantage. Krista Gross had all 10 of her points during the early run.
North Carolina shot 53.3 percent (16 of 30) in the first half to 24.2 percent (8 of 33) for the Yellow Jackets (8-8, 1-4), who had won five straight over the Tar Heels.
Brittany Rountree scored 13 points for North Carolina as Sylvia Hatchell earned her 896th career coaching win. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 13 points and eight assists and Xylina McDaniel scored 10 points. Waltiea Rolle blocked six shots and made four steals.
Brittany Jackson scored 20 points and Tyaunna Marshall 15 to pace Georgia Tech.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – North Carolina lost its first three road games against power conference opponents by an average of 17 points. The Tar Heels reversed that trend on Saturday by making critical plays in the final minutes to secure a gritty 77-72 victory over Florida State.
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St. Joseph's-Montvale (N.J.) High receiver Ricky Jeune committed to Georgia Tech at the end of his official visit Sunday, and FOXSportsNEXT has his senior highlights and an evaluation of what the Yellowjackets are getting in the North Jersey prospect.
Montvale, New Jersey wide receiver Ricky Jeune and his family made the trip to Georgia Tech for the first of two possible official visits. When they left Atlanta, Jeune knew that the second visit wasn’t necessary.
Cedar Creek Regional High (Egg Harbor City, N.J.) quarterback and Georgia Tech commit Damon Mitchell visited the Atlanta campus over the weekend. Prior the visit, he had several others set up for later this month. However, does he still plan on taking those visits? He gave FOXSportsNEXT an answer.
St. Joseph's-Montvale (N.J.) High receiver Ricky Jeune committed to Georgia Tech on Sunday, and he went into detail on why he made the decision. He also disclosed whether he will make more official visits.