by Mike Potter
UNC may have a bit of a chip on its shoulder when the Tar Heels host Big South Conference member Radford in women's basketball tonight at the Smith Center.
The Tar Heels, who a week ago were ranked No. 4, dropped all the way to No. 11 in the Associated Press poll after losing at No. 22 Michigan State 72-66 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Thursday night.
UNC leads the series with the Highlanders 5-3, but the teams haven't played since the 1999-2000 season.
The Tar Heels are 41-10 all-time at the Smith Center under Coach Sylvia Hatchell (pictured) and have won 29 of their last 30 in the building.
No. 11 UNC vs. Radford
[Tuesday, 7 p.m., Smith Center]
UNC leads series 5-3.
Records: Radford 1-5, UNC 6-1.
Audio: WCHL-AM 1360; TarHeelBlue.com; RUHighlanders.com.
Coaches' records - RU: Tajama Abraham Ngongba 11-24; UNC: Sylvia Hatchell: 822-283, 546-203 at UNC.
Leading scorers - RU: Kymesha Alston 10.0; UNC: Italee Lucas 16.5.
Leading rebounders - RU: Kymesha Alston 6.6; UNC: Laura Broomfield 8.8.
Assist leaders - RU: Da'Naria Erwin-Spencer 2.0; UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 5.6.