UNC will make it to the Christmas holiday with a perfect record in women’s basketball.
The Tar Heels improved to 11-0 with the win while the Gamecocks are 5-5 after a 31.7 percent shooting day.
Italee Lucas added 16 points for UNC, which turned the ball over 21 times but only four times after intermission.
Waltiea Rolle added a double-double off the bench with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Marah Strickland was the only USC player in double figures with 18 points.
The Tar Heels will be idle until a Dec. 28 home game against the College of Charleston.