No. 2 Tar Heels remain unbeaten
North Carolina defeated Virginia, 96-62, for its 18th win of the season.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Erlana Larkins and Camille Little scored 17 points apiece Monday to lead No. 2 North Carolina to its 10th straight win over Virginia, 96-62.
Ivory Latta hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points for North Carolina (18-0, 3-0 ACC). LaToya Pringle chipped in 11.
Larkins had 13 rebounds and Pringle 11 to help North Carolina dominate the boards 59-48.
The Tar Heels scored 29 points off 32 Virginia turnovers.
Lyndra Littles had 19 points to lead Virginia (10-5, 0-1 ACC). Monica Wright added 17 points.
Larkins scored 13 points in the first half and North Carolina led 51-25 at the break. Virginia missed its first nine shots and didn't score until Monica Wright hit a 3-pointer with 14:06 left in the first half.
North Carolina opened the game with a 15-0 run. Latta capped the run with her first 3-pointer.
Wright keyed a 10-2 Virginia run to start the second half that got the Cavaliers within 53-35, but they missed their next five shots and never got closer than 63-43 midway through the second half.
No. 10 Stanford 69, South Carolina 54
STANFORD, Calif. -- Brooke Smith made her first six field-goal attempts on the way to a season-high 28 points, leading Stanford to its 10th straight win.
Candice Wiggins had 15 points, five rebounds and three assists in the Cardinal's first game back in the top 10 since starting the season ranked fourth before losing to BYU on Nov. 13 in their second game.
Smith shot 14-for-17, tying her career high for shots made, and grabbed seven rebounds as the Cardinal (12-3) extended their longest winning streak since getting 23 in a row two years ago.
Stacy Booker had 17 points with five 3-pointers and seven rebounds in South Carolina's second straight loss after a five-game winning streak. The Gamecocks (10-2) lost their Southeastern Conference opener to Kentucky on Thursday.
No. 19 Nevada 90, Boise St. 86
RENO, Nev. -- Playing the second half without the injured Nick Fazekas, Marcelus Kemp scored 27 points and No. 19 Nevada went on a 9-0 run down the stretch to rally for a victory.
Ramon Sessions added 21 points -- 11 in a row during one late key stretch -- for the Wolf Pack (14-1, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference), who have equaled their best start since 1951-52.
Reggie Larry and Coby Karl each had 22 points for Boise State (7-6, 1-1), which had opened an 81-77 lead on Larry's three-point play with 3:20 remaining.
Fazekas had 14 points and nine rebounds before being helped off the court with an ankle injury just before the half. He returned to the bench on crutches with about 7 minutes left in the game. A school official said his condition was not immediately known.
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