After playing three straight games against ranked opponents, the No. 9 North Carolina Tar Heels women’s basketball team returned home to play the Clemson Tigers. Led by freshman Diamond DeShields, the Tar Heels came from behind from an 11 point deficit late in the first half to dominate the Tigers in the second half.
DeSheilds scored 24 points, had four rebounds, and three assists in an absolutely dominant performances Thursday evening. DeSheilds shot 9-16 in field goals, went 2-2 in free throw opportunities and shot 50% from behind the arc – 12 points.
After a tough stretch for the Tar Heels, the returned home and didn’t turn the burners down as they blew past Clemson. Clemson dominated the early minutes of the game and even had an 11 point lead over Carolina at one time. Once the Tar Heels got rolling, they never looked back once they took over control of the game.
Nikki Nixon led the Tigers with 21 points, five rebounds and two assists.
North Carolina will travel to play the Boston College Eagles on Sunday, a day after both men’s teams will meet at Boston College. The Tar Heels remain in fourth place in the ACC standings in a heavy field of six ranked conference programs.
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