CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Xylina McDaniel scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack that had five players score in double figures for No. 15 North Carolina in a 100-49 romp past Charleston Southern on Saturday.
Three players have 14 points for the Tar Heels (8-2), Stephanie Mavunga, who had 11 rebounds, Alisha Gray and N'Dea Bryant, a career-high for the sophomore reserve. Diamond DeShields added 10 to go with a career-high seven assists.
Erin Bratcher had 14 points and DJ Fowler 12 for the Buccaneers (3-4), who were held to 27 percent shooting and committed 31 turnovers.
North Carolina shot a blistering 58 percent despite coming off a 10-day break for finals, and in the second half cranked up the defense to match. Charleston Southern trailed 49-30 at the break but was out-scored 51-19 in the second half. UNC had 25 steals, 16 from players off the bench, and blocked 11 shots.