No. 15 Tar Heels cruise past Hokies 76-51

Italee Lucas scored 19 points to help No. 15 North Carolina beat Virginia Tech 76-51 on Sunday.

Laura Broomfield and Waltiea Rolle each had double-doubles for the Tar Heels (19-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot 47 percent and pulled away in the second half to sweep the two Virginia-based ACC schools this weekend.

The Tar Heels also improved to 8-0 all-time against Virginia Tech (9-12, 0-7) in Chapel Hill.

Alyssa Fenyn scored 11 points to lead the Hokies.

North Carolina once again was without Jessica Breland, who missed her third straight game following arthroscopic knee surgery little over a week ago. Despite her absence, the Tar Heels held a 49-32 rebounding advantage.

The Tar Heels led 39-31 at the break but opened the second half on a 17-6 run, ending with Cetera DeGraffenreid's jumper to make it 56-37 with about 12 minutes left.