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Wells, 5th-ranked Duke women roll past No. 11 UNC 84-63 to deny Hatchell her 900th win

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    Duke's Tricia Liston (32) and Haley Peters, right, defend as North Carolina's Xylina McDaniel (34) pulls down a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)The Associated Press

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    Duke's Chloe Wells (4) drives to the basket as North Carolina's Tierra Ruffin-Pratt defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)The Associated Press

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    Duke's Elizabeth Williams draws a foul as North Carolina's Xylina McDaniel (34) drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)The Associated Press

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    Duke's Alexis Jones, left, and North Carolina's Tierra Ruffin-Pratt chase the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)The Associated Press

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    Duke's Chelsea Gray, center, struggles for a loose ball with North Carolina's Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (44) and Xylina McDaniel (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)The Associated Press

Chloe Wells scored a career-high 18 points to help No. 5 Duke roll past No. 11 North Carolina 84-63 on Sunday.

Tricia Liston added 15 for the Blue Devils (20-1, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who jumped all over the Tar Heels to take the drama out of this one early. Duke blew the game open with a 29-3 run over 10 minutes, led by 31 at halftime and was up by as many as 33 points in its fifth straight win in the rivalry.

UNC's Sylvia Hatchell was going for her 900th victory to become only the third coach in women's basketball to reach that milestone, along with Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt. But the Tar Heels (20-3, 8-2) had no early answers against the Blue Devils. Duke shot 56 percent, hit 7 of 9 3-point attempts and kept adding to the lead by cashing in on turnovers or the offensive glass during the dominant first half.