TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Women's college hoops
No. 8 North Carolina 76, Virginia 56
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Ivory Latta scored 17 of her 22 points in the second half, and North Carolina used two big runs to defeat Virginia. The Tar Heels (19-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 17-5 about 8 minutes into the game, then started playing like one of the nation's top teams and beat the Cavaliers for the fifth time in a row. North Carolina went on a 16-0 run in the second half run to turn a 39-33 deficit into a 49-39 lead. After Virginia (16-7, 5-4) scored four points, the Tar Heels netted the next 11 to go ahead 60-43. Virginia, on the verge of making the top 25 only a week ago, was humbled for the second game in a row. On Thursday, the Cavaliers blew a 16-point second-half lead at No. 23 North Carolina State. Camille Little added 17 points and Erlane Larkins 13 for North Carolina, which shot 49 percent and outrebounded Virginia 41-31. The Cavaliers had 19 turnovers leading to 21 North Carolina points. Jocelyn Logan-Friend led Virginia with 13 points.
No. 15 DePaul 67, Cincinnati 55
CINCINNATI -- Allie Quigley scored 21 points, and DePaul extended its winning streak to eight games. Jenni Dant added 11 points to help the Blue Demons (19-3, 8-1 Conference USA) to their longest winning streak since a 10-game run last season. Anne Stephens scored 20 points and Karen Twehues 17 for Cincinnati (7-15, 2-7).