No. 10 UNC holds off James Madison

By The Sports Network
January 2, 2014 - 5:03pm

Chapel Hill, NC ( - Xylina McDaniel posted 19 points and six
rebounds as No. 10 North Carolina fended off James Madison, 74-71, on Thursday

Latifah Coleman added 14 points and Stephanie Mavunga added 10 points and 10 boards for the Tar Heels (12-2), who triumphed in their first game without guard Megan Buckland, lost for the year after surgery to repair a torn ACL.

Precious Hall totaled 18 points for the Dukes (10-4). Kirby Burkholder added 16 points, while Toia Giggetts had 14 and 10 rebounds in a losing cause.

UNC led by as many as 10 in the first half, and took a 44-38 lead to the break thanks to 60-percent shooting from the field.

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