Women's College Basketball

 
           === Tar Heels upset Gamecocks, advance to Elite Eight ===
 
 Stanford,  CA  (SportsNetwork.com) - Diamond  DeShields poured in 19 points to
 lead  the fourth-seeded  North Carolina  Tar Heels  past the  top-seeded South
 Carolina  Gamecocks,  65-58, in  the Stanford regional  semifinals of the NCAA
 Tournament at Maples Pavilion.
 
 Stephanie  Mavunga  tallied 13 points and  nine rebounds for UNC (27-9), which
 will take on Stanford, the regional's host team, in the Elite Eight.
 
 For  South Carolina (29-5), Alaina Coates led all scorers with 22 points while
 adding  11  rebounds and  four blocks  as well.  Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa
 Welch scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.
 
 The  Tar Heels  led from  the  opening tip  and  took a  29-21 advantage  into
 intermission after outshooting the Gamecocks from the field in the first half,
 42.9 percent to 33.3 percent.
 
 UNC  pulled ahead  by as  many as  11 early  in the  second half  before South
 Carolina  stormed back to make it just a one-point game, 43-42, with 8:46 left
 on  a  layup by Coates. The  Gamecocks would never overtake the lead, however,
 and  the Tar Heels shot 5-of-6 at the foul line over the final 1:14 to put the
 game away.
 
 This  marks the  first time UNC has beaten  a No. 1 seed since 1994, a year in
 which it won its only national championship.
 
 
 
 
 
 03/30 22:13:34 ET

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