by Mike Potter
Italee Lucas will lead her UNC women's basketball team back to her hometown today when the Tar Heels visit UNLV.
The No. 4 Tar Heels (2-0) will be playing their first road game of the season, while UNLV is 2-1. Game time is 5 p.m. at Cox Pavilion.
In the Triangle's only other Division I women's game today, N.C. Central (0-3) hosts Gardner-Webb (2-1) at 3 p.m. at McLendon-McDougald Gym.
Sylvia Hatchell's Tar Heels will be back home on Wednesday, taking on Presbyterian at 1 p.m.
Gardner-Webb at N.C. Central
[Sunday, 3 p.m., McLendon-McDougald Gym]
GWU leads series 2-1
Records: GWU 2-1, NCCU 0-3
Coaches' records - Gardner-Webb: Rick Reeves 334-322, 67-84 at GWU; NCCU: Joli Robinson 197-172.
Leading scorers - Gardner-Webb: Dominique Hudson 4.0; NCCU: Joanna Miller 13.3.
Leading rebounders - Gardner-Webb: Margaret Roundtree 7.0; NCCU: Brittany Myatt and Latoya Bennett 6.0.
Assist leaders - Gardner-Webb: Meranda Burnett 3.3; NCCU: Joanna Miller 3.0.
UNC at UNLV
[Sunday, 5 p.m., Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas]
UNC leads 2-0
Records: UNLV 2-1, UNC 2-0
Video: The Mountain
Audio: WCHL-AM 1360; TarHeelBlue.com, UNLVRebels.com.
Coaches' records - UNC: Sylvia Hatchell: 820-282, 542-202 at UNC; UNLV: Kathy Olivier 248-227, 16-19 at UNLV.
Leading scorers - UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 16.5; UNLV: Kelli Thompson 16.3.
Leading rebounders - UNC: Laura Broomfield 11.5; UNLV: Jamie Smith 11.0.
Assist leaders - UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 5.5; UNLV: Erica Helms 3.3.