Tar Heels advance to ACC Finals
The North Carolina Women's basketball squad, led by Latifah Coleman, came back from a 14 point halftime deficit, and advanced past second seeded Maryland, 72-65. Coleman scored 15 of her career high 17 points in crunch time to lead the Heels.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt continued her stellar play with 20 points while Waltiea Rolle poured in 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Xylina McDaniel grabbed 12 boards in the contest.
The comeback was the second largest in ACC Tournament history.
The Tar Heels went to the free throw line 34 times, knocking down 23 of those attempts. They won the rebounding battle by a margin of 44-38. The Terps came into the game as one of the best rebounding teams in the Country.
The win gives the Tar Heels a 28-5 record going into Sunday's Championship. They will get another shot at the top seed Duke, who won both regular season match ups with the last one a highly contested battle in Chapel Hill, the last game of the regular season on March 3. Game time is 2pm on Sunday from Greensboro.