With 7:59 remaining in the second quarter Sunday afternoon in Carmichael Arena, the North Carolina women’s basketball team led N.C. State by a score of 33-16.
With 7:08 remaining in the third quarter, the Wolfpack led 48-38. The Tar Heels never recovered from the huge N.C. State run, falling 80-66. UNC dropped to 14-15 on the season and 4-10 in ACC play.
Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s team started the game strong, going 5-of-9 from 3-point range in the first quarter, while the Wolfpack went 0-9.
The shooting dried up for the Tar Heels in the second quarter, and N.C. State’s combination of depth and experience took advantage of the youthful and thin Tar Heels, who only played seven players on the afternoon.
First-year guard Stephanie Watts was the highlight for UNC, the Wesley Chapel, N.C. native poured in 30 points— a career high — including six 3-pointers.