82
      Friday
      95 / 77
      Saturday
      96 / 74
      Sunday
      95 / 73

      North Carolina ends USC's history-making season


      STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Diamond DeShields escaped two close calls with injury to score 19 points, leading North Carolina one win closer to a sweet reunion with healing coach Sylvia Hatchell by beating top-seeded South Carolina 65-58 in the Stanford Regional semifinals on Sunday night.


      Brittany Rountree converted a pair of free throws with 1:14 left and two more at the 36.4-second mark to help seal it for the No. 4 seed Tar Heels (27-9), who backed up their December victory against the Gamecocks with another on the NCAA tournament stage.


      The Tar Heels will play in Tuesday night's regional final against second-seeded Stanford (32-3), an 82-57 winner on its home court against No. 3 seed Penn State in Sunday's first game.


      Alaina Coates hit several key baskets down the stretch on the way to 22 points for South Carolina (29-5).

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