Feb. 28, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -Cetera DeGraffenreid scored 20 of her 22 points in the second half to help North Carolina upset No. 6 Duke 64-54 and earn a needed victory for their shaky NCAA tournament hopes.

Waltiea Rolle added 12 points, seven rebounds and six blocks for the Tar Heels (18-10, 6-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pushed ahead for good behind DeGraffenreid in the final 10 minutes of a physical game that included some extra tension after North Carolina freshman Cierra Robertson-Warren was ejected with about 13 minutes left.

But the Tar Heels held the Blue Devils (24-5, 12-2) without a field goal for the final 6 minutes to erase a month's worth of frustration.

North Carolina had lost seven of eight games, including a 28-point loss at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 8. But when this one was over, the players mobbed each other on the court while several students and fans ran on to join them.