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  Heels Slam UVa, 71-60
Hoos 10-0 Closing Run Makes it Look Closer
January 17, 2013

 
By Orin Day

UNC used a 16-5 first half turnover margin to build a 20 point halftime lead and then coast to victory in Chapel Hill tonight. Virginia closed the game with a 10-0 run, but that was not nearly enough to overcome a the first half 17-0 points off turnovers tally. Live ball turnovers are always deadly against UNC, and more so for a team lacking comparable speed. Carolina's Xylina McDaniel just missed a double-double with a game high 15 points and 9 boards, likewise Tierra Ruffin-Pratt with 14 points and 8 assists. Waltiea Rolle also scored 14 points. Virginia's Telia McCall and Kelsey Wolfe led their squad with 13 apiece. Though the Hoos outrebounded UNC 45-39 and actually held a narrow lead in second chance points, the 32-11 points off turnovers margin was too much for them to overcome.


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Link to this Photo Kelsey Wolfe watches Tierra Ruffin-Pratt meet Simone Egwu on the baseline  - UNC Players: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt - UVA Tags: #4 Simone Egwu, #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Kelsey Wolfe watches Tierra Ruffin-Pratt meet Simone Egwu on the baseline
 
UNC Tags: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt
UVA Tags: #4 Simone Egwu, #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Link to this Photo Telia McCall and Xylina McDaniel tangle  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel - UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
Telia McCall and Xylina McDaniel tangle
 
UNC Tags: #34 Xylina McDaniel
UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall

Link to this Photo Virginia let TRP have wide-open straight-on shots, and she made them pay  - UNC Players: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt
Virginia let TRP have wide-open straight-on shots, and she made them pay
 
UNC Tags: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt
Link to this Photo Danielle Butts came off the bench to help the Heels build a working margin
Danielle Butts came off the bench to help the Heels build a working margin
Link to this Photo Wolfe drives past an off-balance Waltiea Rolle  - UNC Players: #32 Waltiea Rolle - UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Wolfe drives past an off-balance Waltiea Rolle
 
UNC Tags: #32 Waltiea Rolle
UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe

Link to this Photo Coach Hatchell has a message for Megan Buckland  - UNC Players: Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell, #3 Megan Buckland
Coach Hatchell has a message for Megan Buckland
 
UNC Tags: Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell, #3 Megan Buckland
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: Assistant Coach Andrew Calder
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UNC Tags: Assistant Coach Andrew Calder
Link to this Photo Referee Luis Gonzalez
Referee Luis Gonzalez

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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: Mascot Ramses
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UNC Tags: Mascot Ramses
Link to this Photo Before the snowflakes fell in Chapel Hill, it rained so hard that Carmichael's venerable roof began to leak onto the court
Before the snowflakes fell in Chapel Hill, it rained so hard that Carmichael's venerable roof began to leak onto the court
Link to this Photo China Crosby, back from yet another knee surgery, directs the Cavalier offense  - UVA Players: #1 China Crosby
China Crosby, back from yet another knee surgery, directs the Cavalier offense
 
UVA Tags: #1 China Crosby

Link to this Photo Fran and Gary Whaley helping to run the show at the scorers table
Fran and Gary Whaley helping to run the show at the scorers table
Link to this Photo Kelsey Wolfe launches a three pointer  - UVA Players: #1 China Crosby, #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Kelsey Wolfe launches a three pointer
 
UVA Tags: #1 China Crosby, #10 Kelsey Wolfe

Link to this Photo Ataira Franklin goes to the hoop  - UVA Players: #23 Ataira Franklin
Ataira Franklin goes to the hoop
 
UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UVA Players: #4 Simone Egwu
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UVA Tags: #4 Simone Egwu
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #3 Megan Buckland - UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: #3 Megan Buckland
UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe

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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #32 Waltiea Rolle - UVA Tags: #21 Jazmin Pitts
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UNC Tags: #32 Waltiea Rolle
UVA Tags: #21 Jazmin Pitts
Link to this Photo Catching the raindrops during a break in the action
Catching the raindrops during a break in the action
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UVA Players: #21 Jazmin Pitts
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UVA Tags: #21 Jazmin Pitts

Link to this Photo Mismatch  - UNC Players: #11 Brittany Rountree - UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
Mismatch
 
UNC Tags: #11 Brittany Rountree
UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt - UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt
UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall

Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UVA Players: #20 Faith Randolph
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UVA Tags: #20 Faith Randolph
Link to this Photo Ruffin-Pratt intercepts Wolfe's entry pass  - UNC Players: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt - UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Ruffin-Pratt intercepts Wolfe's entry pass
 
UNC Tags: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt
UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UVA Players: #10 Kelsey Wolfe
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe

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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UVA Players: #23 Ataira Franklin - UNC Tags: #31 Erika Johnson
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
UNC Tags: #31 Erika Johnson
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #32 Waltiea Rolle - UVA Tags: #4 Simone Egwu
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: #32 Waltiea Rolle
UVA Tags: #4 Simone Egwu

Link to this Photo McDaniel sets a screen  - UNC Players: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, #34 Xylina McDaniel - UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
McDaniel sets a screen
 
UNC Tags: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, #34 Xylina McDaniel
UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #11 Brittany Rountree
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: #11 Brittany Rountree

Link to this Photo One of four blocks by Rolle  - UNC Players: #32 Waltiea Rolle - UVA Tags: #20 Faith Randolph
One of four blocks by Rolle
 
UNC Tags: #32 Waltiea Rolle
UVA Tags: #20 Faith Randolph
Link to this Photo Krista Gross looks for the ball in the corner  - UNC Players: #21 Krista Gross
Krista Gross looks for the ball in the corner
 
UNC Tags: #21 Krista Gross

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Link to this Photo McDaniel on a fast break  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel - UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
McDaniel on a fast break
 
UNC Tags: #34 Xylina McDaniel
UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
Link to this Photo McDaniel eyes the basket  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel - UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
McDaniel eyes the basket
 
UNC Tags: #34 Xylina McDaniel
UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin

Link to this Photo TRP fast break as Carolina has built a comfortable 20+ point cushion  - UNC Players: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt - UVA Tags: #1 China Crosby
TRP fast break as Carolina has built a comfortable 20+ point cushion
 
UNC Tags: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt
UVA Tags: #1 China Crosby
Link to this Photo Another break for the Heels  - UNC Players: #10 Danielle Butts - UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Another break for the Heels
 
UNC Tags: #10 Danielle Butts
UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe

Link to this Photo The Heels high-water mark was up by 27
The Heels high-water mark was up by 27
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players:  UNC Cheerleaders
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: UNC Cheerleaders

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Link to this Photo Wolfe tries to pass out of trouble  - UVA Players: #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Wolfe tries to pass out of trouble
 
UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Link to this Photo Foul on Franklin  - UNC Players: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt - UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
Foul on Franklin
 
UNC Tags: #44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt
UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #10 Danielle Butts
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: #10 Danielle Butts

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More "physicality"
 
UNC Tags: #3 Megan Buckland
UVA Tags: #4 Simone Egwu, #30 Telia McCall, #20 Faith Randolph
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players:  UNC Fans
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: UNC Fans

Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players:  UNC Band
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: UNC Band
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #11 Brittany Rountree
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UNC Tags: #11 Brittany Rountree

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Link to this Photo One of two things about to happen  - UNC Players: #32 Waltiea Rolle - UVA Tags: #4 Simone Egwu
One of two things about to happen
 
UNC Tags: #32 Waltiea Rolle
UVA Tags: #4 Simone Egwu
Link to this Photo Lawson Newton on a fast break
Lawson Newton on a fast break

Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel - UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: #34 Xylina McDaniel
UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel - UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: #34 Xylina McDaniel
UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
Link to this Photo Buckland was 3-7 from long range, 2-4 in the first half  - UNC Players: #3 Megan Buckland
Buckland was 3-7 from long range, 2-4 in the first half
 
UNC Tags: #3 Megan Buckland

Link to this Photo Coach Boyle pleads her case to Luis Gonzalez  - UVA Players: Head Coach Joanne Boyle
Coach Boyle pleads her case to Luis Gonzalez
 
UVA Tags: Head Coach Joanne Boyle
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: #34 Xylina McDaniel
Link to this Photo This sums up Virginia's evening  - UVA Players: #1 China Crosby
This sums up Virginia's evening
 
UVA Tags: #1 China Crosby

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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #11 Brittany Rountree - UVA Tags: #1 China Crosby
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: #11 Brittany Rountree
UVA Tags: #1 China Crosby
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #21 Krista Gross
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: #21 Krista Gross
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players:  UNC Cheerleaders
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UNC Tags: UNC Cheerleaders

Link to this Photo Virginia closed the game on a 10-0 run, making the outcome look far more respectable  - UVA Players: #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Virginia closed the game on a 10-0 run, making the outcome look far more respectable
 
UVA Tags: #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Link to this Photo Foul on Gross  - UNC Players: #21 Krista Gross - UVA Tags: #42 Sarah Imovbioh
Foul on Gross
 
UNC Tags: #21 Krista Gross
UVA Tags: #42 Sarah Imovbioh

Link to this Photo Ballgame - UNC 71, Virginia 60
Ballgame - UNC 71, Virginia 60

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Link to this Photo Virginia falls to 11-6, 3-3 ACC  - UNC Players: Assistant Coach Tracey Williams-Johnson - UVA Tags: Head Coach Joanne Boyle, #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Virginia falls to 11-6, 3-3 ACC
 
UNC Tags: Assistant Coach Tracey Williams-Johnson
UVA Tags: Head Coach Joanne Boyle, #10 Kelsey Wolfe
Link to this Photo UNC improves to 18-1, a perfect 6-0 ACC  - UNC Players: #24 Whitney Adams, #32 Waltiea Rolle, #31 Erika Johnson
UNC improves to 18-1, a perfect 6-0 ACC
 
UNC Tags: #24 Whitney Adams, #32 Waltiea Rolle, #31 Erika Johnson


 

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