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Tar Heels hope to stay perfect with win over Gamecocks at the Beach

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UNC hopes to complete a perfect pre-Christmas portion of its women’s basketball season on Sunday when the Tar Heels take on South Carolina at 3 p.m. in UNC’s annual game in Myrtle Beach.

UNC guard Italee Lucas
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  • UNC guard Italee Lucas
It’s the middle game of a women’s basketball tripleheader at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, as Butler faces Coastal Carolina at 1 p.m. and Francis Marion takes on Virginia Intermont at 5.

UNC, which is 22-4 in games played in Myrtle Beach, is 8-6 all-time against the Gamecocks.

The Tar Heels have been idle since their 78-66 win over visiting UNLV on Dec. 12.

Dawn Staley’s club is looking for a sweep of North Carolina’s public universities in the ACC, having beaten N.C. State 77-63 in Columbia on Dec. 12.

After Sunday’s contest, the Tar Heels won’t play again until a Dec. 28 home game against the College of Charleston.

No. 10 UNC vs. South Carolina
[Sunday, 3 p.m., Myrtle Beach Convention Center]
Audio:
WCHL 1360.
Records: UNC 10-0; USC 5-4.
Coaches’ records — UNC: Sylvia Hatchell 841-294, 568-214 at UNC; USC: Dawn Staley 201-117, 22-31 at USC.
Leading scorers — UNC: Italee Lucas 19.2; USC: Ieasia Walker 12.3.
Leading rebounders — UNC: Jessica Breland 8.1; USC: Ashley Bruner 6.7.
Assist leaders — UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 6.2; USC: La'Keisha Sutton 3.1.

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