by Mike Potter
Italee Lucas poured in 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead No. 14 UNC to an 82-68 win over Fresno State in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in Albuquerque.
Chay Shegog added 12 points for UNC (27-8) while Cetera DeGraffenreid added 11 and Jessica Breland and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt chipped in 10 each.
Hayley Munro led Fresno State (25-8) with 15 points while Jaleesa Ross and Rosie Moult each scored 14.
Fresno State hit 14 of 50 3-point attempts.