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UNC Back From Exams To Host Charleston Southern
Release: 12/12/2013
CHAPEL HILL - The No. 15/14 North Carolina women's basketball team returns to the court after the conclusion of final exams to host Charleston Southern on Saturday at 1 p.m., at Carmichael Arena.

All fans with tickets to the men's basketball game against Kentucky on Saturday can gain free admission to the women's basketball game by presenting their tickets at Carmichael.

After a 10-day layoff, Carolina is eager to get its season back underway since its last victory, a 75-62 win over #15/13 Nebraska last Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Tar Heels lead the nation in field goal defense, allowing their opponents to shoot only 30.1 percent from the field this season. The team is also sixth in the country in steals with 13.1 swipes per game.

Carolina moved up three places in the AP poll this week after the victory over the Cornhuskers, the preseason favorite to win the Big Ten this season.

The offense has been good this season as well, ranking fourth in the ACC and 16th nationally by averaging nearly 85 points per game. The Tar Heels have scored 87 or more points in five of nine games.

Diamond DeShields, Allisha Gray, Stephanie Mavunga and Xylina McDaniel are all averaging double figures thus far this season. UNC and Duke are the only schools to have four players among the top 25 scorers in the ACC.

Carolina heads to Myrtle Beach for two games next week at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Tar Heels take on New Orleans on Monday at 6:30 p.m., and then play No. 10 South Carolina on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

UNC returns home to host High Point on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m., in the final game of 2013. Same as this weekend, all fans with a ticket to the men's basketball game versus Davidson that day can attend the women's game for free by showing their ticket at the Carmichael entrance.


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