Women's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, January 9

Jan. 9, 2010


No. 7 Tar Heels Fall to No. 1 Connecticut

STORRS, Conn. (AP)---Tina Charles scored all of her 25 points in the first half and grabbed 13 rebounds to help top-ranked Connecticut down No. 7 North Carolina 88-47 on Saturday and win their 54th consecutive game.

Tiffany Hayes had 15 points and three players recorded double doubles for UConn. Maya Moore had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Kalana Greene added 11 points and 10 boards for the defending national champions, who are 15-0 for the third consecutive season.

She'la White scored nine to lead North Carolina (13-2), which had only lost to Michigan State before Saturday.

North Carolina ran with UConn early and jumped out to a 10-7 lead 3 1/2 minutes into the game. Then UConn took over.