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.
North Carolina finally showed some fight af...