Women's College Basketball

 
               === UNC advances with win over Michigan State ===
 
 Chapel  Hill, NC  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Diamond DeShields  tallied a  double-
 double  with  a team-high 24  points and 12 rebounds  to help lift the fourth-
 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels past the fifth-seeded Michigan State Spartans,
 62-53, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Carmichael Arena.
 
 Allisha Gray chipped in 10 points with seven rebounds and four assists for UNC
 (26-9),  which  will face  top-seeded South  Carolina in  the Sweet 16 Sunday.
 Latifah Coleman added 10 points of her own in the victory.
 
 Jasmine  Hines  scored 16 points  to lead  Michigan State (23-10), adding five
 rebounds  to her  stat line.  Tori Jankoska  contributed 14  points with  five
 boards of her own in the defeat.
 
 North  Carolina shot  just 33.3 percent from  the floor in the first half, but
 connected on 11-of-13 from the free-throw line that allowed the team to take a
 36-27  lead at  the midway break. Michigan  State hit just 32.1 percent of its
 field goal tries in the frame.
 
 The  Tar Heels improved to 40.7 percent shooting in the second half, which was
 enough  to  fend off  the  struggling  Spartans,  who dropped  their  shooting
 accuracy down to 30.8 percent. The two teams combined to shoot 3-of-15 from 3-
 point range in the period.
 
 UNC  forced  Michigan State to  commit 24 turnovers, and  the Tar Heels held a
 slight edge in rebounding, 41-40.
 
 
 
 
 
 03/26 00:00:52 ET

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