The North Carolina women’s basketball team (1-1) won in thrilling overtime fashion, 87-80, on Sunday against the Colorado Buffaloes (1-1) at Carmichael Arena in front of an energetic home crowd.
The game did not start in the Tar Heels' favor. Buffaloes guard Alexis Robinson found her range early as all three of her three pointers came in the first half. UNC pushed the ball in transition and had many opportunities underneath the basket, but they rushed several high-percentage shots, which resulted in many costly misses.
Redshirt junior guard Paris Kea played hero ball early, dominating the rock, bringing it up and shooting it often trying to bring her team back. She did not get much help from the rest of her team, and the Tar Heels headed into the locker room with just 32 first half points.
North Carolina’s poor play put them behind the eight ball heading into halftime down 15 points and 10 rebounds on the glass.
But the second half was a different story.