At halftime of Wednesday night’s contest against No. 15 Nebraska, the North Carolina women’s basketball team leads 40-30.
After going up 2-0 early in the game, No. 18 UNC (6-2) did not regain the lead until just under seven minutes remained in the half.
The Tar Heels, who were sluggish defensively in the opening minutes, allowed five Nebraska 3-pointers in the game’s first five minutes.
Despite its early game struggles, UNC quickly retaliated with a 23-7 run, led by sophomore forward Xylina McDaniel and her 17 first-half points. Freshman Diamond DeShields, who did not start against Nebraska because of a technical foul in the Tar Heels’ last game, also provided an offensive spark off the bench, shooting 4-for-9 in the half for nine points.
The majority of North Carolina’s offensive opportunities came off of points in the paint, and UNC outscored the Cornhuskers 24-10 inside during the first half.