Feb. 9, 2009


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Rashanda McCants scored 19 of her 22 points in the second half to help No. 8 North Carolina beat No. 4 Duke 75-60 on Monday night.

Jessica Breland added 14 points and a career-high 23 rebounds for the Tar Heels (21-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to win their fourth straight in the series. North Carolina shot 64 percent after halftime and pushed ahead for good midway through the second half.

The Tar Heels also took a 54-38 rebounding advantage against the Blue Devils (19-3, 7-2), who shot just 30 percent for the game. North Carolina has won nine of the past 11 meetings after losing 12 straight in the series from 2000-04.

Chante Black scored 13 points to lead Duke.