East Carolina 67

(8-3, 2-1 away)

(17) North Carolina 76

(11-1, 8-0 home)

    7:15 PM ET, December 19, 2012

    Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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    ECU 32 3567
    #17UNC 31 4576

    Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, No. 17 North Carolina defeat East Carolina

    Associated Press

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 24 points and No. 17 North Carolina pulled away in the second half to beat East Carolina 76-67 in the Beach Ball Classic.

    Krista Gross had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (11-1), who trailed 32-31 at the half.

    Whitny Edwards scored 15 points for the Pirates (8-3), Britny Edwards had 12 and Celeste Stewart 10.

    The Tar Heels opened the second half with a 9-2 run, but East Carolina hung in, closing to 43-40 on Whitny Edwards' two free throws.

    The Tar Heels' Danielle Butts made two free throws for a 53-44 advantage with 8:37 remaining.

    Britny Edwards made two foul shots with 1:52 to go to close to 69-67, but a layup by Gross, a 3-pointer by Janesha Ebron and a trey by Ruffin-Pratt made it 74-67 with 41 seconds left.

    North Carolina's loss was 102-57 to Tennessee on Dec. 2.

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