After trailing through one quarter, the North Carolina women's basketball team (11-2, 2-0 ACC) used a 25-point second period to breeze past Virginia (5-8, 0-2 ACC) on Thursday, 65-47.
Junior Janelle Bailey led the way with 18 points, while four other Tar Heels reached double-digits.
At the end of the first quarter, UNC was just 5-15 from the field and trailed the Cavaliers 16-11.
But the Tar Heels soon found their footing in their first ACC road test of the year, slapping up 25 points in the next stanza and limiting Virginia to just six in the period. The quarter started with an 18-2 run from UNC, with an avalanche of 3-pointers in the opening minutes of the period.
Of North Carolina's eight made triples, six of them came in the second quarter; Madinah Muhammad sank three treys on the day, while Taylor Koenen and Leah Church sank two apiece.
That hot stretch gave UNC a handy 36-22 advantage at the break, and after outscoring Virginia 17-12 in the third quarter, the game was all but in hand for the Tar Heels. Entering the fourth quarter, the Tar Heels led the Cavaliers by 19 and were never seriously threatened again on the way to the win.
Who stood out?
In 38 minutes, Bailey paced North Carolina with 16 points, adding five rebounds and three steals while shooting 7-12 from the floor.