Maine drowned the North Carolina women's basketball team (5-4) in a barrage of 3-pointers Sunday. The Black Bears scored 48 of their points from beyond the arc on the way to an 85-73 win.
UNC simply couldn’t handle the amount of 3-pointers Maine (5-2) made. Head coach Sylvia Hatchell tried different defensive schemes to stop the Black Bears. But whether UNC played man-to-man or zone, Maine continued to score.
“With shooters like that, it’s hard to play zone, but we probably were a little better, more successful in the zone," Hatchell said.
Hatchell said she knew that Maine was going to be a good team, since it lost to Duke by only three points. During Sunday’s game, Maine broke its 3-point record of 13 as it knocked in 16 3-pointers.
“They’re a very good team," Hatchell said. "I mean, I don’t know if we’ve ever had a team make that many threes against us."