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Heels look to bounce back against Wake while Pack visits BC tonight

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No. 10 UNC will try to shake off Monday night’s loss to Connecticut in women’s basketball action tonight, while N.C. State will perhaps try to build on some momentum from its respectable performance against the Tar Heels six days ago.

UNC forward Jessica Breland
  • Photo courtesy UNC athletics
  • UNC forward Jessica Breland
The Tar Heels’ assignment looks much less challenging, as Sylvia Hatchell’s club will host Wake Forest at Carmichael Arena. State, meanwhile, will be vastly outsized in the paint as the Wolfpack travels to Boston College.

UNC leads the all-time series with the Deacons 56-12, including a 27-3 mark in Chapel Hill.

State will be an underdog, although the Wolfpack has won the last two meetings in the series with BC including a 63-57 upset in the semifinals of last season’s ACC Tournament. The Wolfpack has come up short on its last three trips to the Eagles’ court.

No. 10 UNC vs. Wake Forest
[Thursday, 7 p.m., Carmichael Arena]
Audio:
WCHL 1360.
Video: TarHeelBlue.com.
Records: UNC 16-2, 2-1 ACC; WFU 10-9, 1-2.
Coaches’ records — UNC: Sylvia Hatchell 847-296, 574-216 at UNC; WFU: Mike Petersen 288-228, 100-101 at Wake.
Leading scorers — UNC: Italee Lucas 17.9; WFU: Brittany Waters 12.0.
Leading rebounders — UNC: Jessica Breland 7.7; WFU: Sandra Garcia 5.5.
Assist leaders — UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 5.9; WFU: Brooke Thomas 3.1.

N.C. State vs. Boston College
[Thursday, 7 p.m., Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill]
Audio:
WKNC-FM 88.1.
Records: NCSU 9-8, 1-2 ACC; BC 14-4, 12-2.
Coaches’ records — NCSU: Kellie Harper 124-87, 29-22 at NCSU; BC: Sylvia Crawley 92-56, 52-29 at BC.
Leading scorers — NCSU: Bonae Holston 15.4; BC: Carolyn Swords 17.9.
Leading rebounders — NCSU: Bonae Holston 8.5; BC: Stefanie Murphy 9.1.
Assist leaders — NCSU: Amber White 3.9; BC: Jaclyn Thoman 5.4.

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