North Carolina has climbed to No. 9 in the nation thanks to wins in 10 of its last 11 games and a 15-3 overall record thus far in 2013-14. The club is off to a 3-1 record in league action after a 78-55 win over Clemson on Thursday night. Check out highlights below of the victory over the Tigers.
Diamond DeShields has been the catalyst in the last three games, averaging 23.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in that time frame. The reigning ACC Rookie of the Week scored 24 points against Clemson, making four three-pointers for the second consecutive ball game.
Classmate Allisha Gray broke out of a mini slump with 16 points, her best showing in conference play. Stephanie Mavunga was one rebound shy of a double-double as she poured in 10 points and nine boards. She also had four blocks to increase her league leading total to 50.
Carolina has won the previous four games with Boston College at Conte Forum. Last year's game was a memorable one as head coach Sylvia Hatchell became just the third women's coach in history to win 900 games.
Xylina McDaniel had 15 points and seven rebounds in the 80-52 win over the Eagles on Feb. 7, 2013.
Boston College (11-7) evened its ACC record at 2-2 on Thursday with a 63-62 win over Miami in Chestnut Hill for its eighth-straight victory at home.
BC took a 63-57 with 1:30 left, but Miami scored the next five to pull within one point, however, the Hurricanes missed two layups in the final 10 seconds to allow the Eagles to escape with a victory.
Katie Zenevitch led BC with her fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Nicole Boudreau added 15 points on 3-of-5 shooting from distance.
The Tar Heels continue on the road at Wake Forest on Thursday in Winston-Salem at 7 p.m. Carolina will return home to host Syracuse on Jan. 30 and Miami on Feb. 2.