2014 FIBA Women's World Basketball Championship Live Scores


North Carolina takes WNIT, moves into top 25

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November 20, 2012 - 7:11pm
North Carolina 77, Iowa 64

North Carolina is now a perfect 4-0 to start the season and has crept into the AP Poll at No.25 after defeating Iowa 77-64 to win the preseason Women's National Invitational Tournament in Iowa City, Iowa. 

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt led the way for the Tar Heels in the championship game with 22 points, including a halfcourt buzzer-beater to give North Carolina a comfortable 47-25 lead at the half.  Freshman Xylina McDaniel had the second double-double of her short college career, putting up 15 point and grabbing 14 boards. 

Iowa tried to rally in the second half, holding North Carolina without a basket for the first four minutes and were able to outscore the Tarheels 39-30 in the second, but were never able to get the lead under double digits. 

Iowa (3-1) was led by Morgan Johnson, who finished with 20 points and 11 boards. Samantha Logic and Melissa Dixon both added 12.

The Tar Heels defeated Davidson, Duquesne and Georgetown to reach the championship game.

Complete results:

First round

Friday, Nov. 9
North Carolina 70, Davidson 59 
Iowa 63, Northern Illinois 40 
MTSU 87, Kennesaw State 45 
Duquesne 63, Liberty 46 
Georgetown 90, Sacred Heart 63 
Memphis 92, Grambling State 42 
Delaware 63, Sam Houston State 31 
Illinois State 62, Morehead State 45 
 
Second Round
Sunday, Nov. 11
Georgetown 62, Delaware 56 
Iowa 74, Illinois State 64 
MTSU 82, Memphis 68 
North Carolina 62, Duquesne 58 
 
Semifinal
Wednesday, Nov. 14
North Carolina 63, Georgetown 48 
Iowa 69, MTSU 63 OT
 
Championship
Sunday, Nov. 18
North Carolina 77, Iowa 64 
 
Consolation Round 1
Friday, Nov. 16
Sacred Heart 66, Sam Houston State 62 
Liberty 81, Grambling State 50 
Saturday, Nov. 17
Morehead State 50, Kennesaw State 49 
Northern Illinois 64, Davidson 61 
 
Consolation Round 2
Saturday, Nov. 17
Sam Houston State 73, Grambling State 55 
Liberty 68, Sacred Heart 63 
Sunday, Nov. 18
Northern Illinois 76, Morehead State 46 
Davidson 63, Kennesaw State 54 
 
Consolation Round 3
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Duquesne 51, Delaware 47 
Sunday, Nov. 18
Memphis 76, Illinois State 74 

 


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