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UNC junior guard Deja Kelly (25) fights for the ball during the women’s basketball game against Duke on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at Cameron Indoor Stadium. UNC defeated Duke 45-41.

'I live for moments like these': Deja Kelly and UNC women's basketball ice Duke with free throws

On Sunday, Duke was looking for more than just a top-25 win over its rivals on senior night. North Carolina shot below 35 percent from the field and scraped by to earn a win with 45 points — the lowest score in a win in program history. Despite the victory, the Tar Heels realize scraping by with this type of play isn’t sustainable.  Sitting between Kelly and Todd-Williams during postgame interviews, Banghart placed her hands on the shoulders of the star players: “I love you all, but I need you to take better care of the basketball,” she told them.

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