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DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Diamond DeShields scored a season-high 30 points and No. 17 North Carolina upset No. 3 Duke 89-78 on Monday night.


DeShields hit 12 of 20 shots while becoming the first player to score 30 against Duke since 2009.


Fellow freshman Allisha Gray added 24 points — including three three-point plays in the final 8 minutes — for the Tar Heels (18-6, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).


Xylina McDaniel finished with 17 points for North Carolina, which never trailed, hit 12 3-pointers, built three separate double-figure leads in the second half and finally made the third one stand.


The Tar Heels snapped a three-game overall losing streak, a seven-game slide against their fiercest rivals and claimed their first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 2008.


Elizabeth Williams had a career-high 28 points on 12-of-23 shooting and Tricia Liston added 20 for Duke (22-3, 9-2).


After last week’s 88-67 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame, the Blue Devils have lost consecutive games at Cameron for the first time in two decades.


Alexis Jones had 15 points and 11 assists for the Duke, which twice in the second half trailed by double digits but closed within one possession. Liston pulled the Blue Devils to 63-61 with her free throw with 8:13 left.


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West Virginia 102, Iowa St. 77


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Remi Dibo scored a career-high 20 points to lead West Virginia to the rout over No. 11 Iowa State for the Cyclones’ most lopsided loss of the season.


Juwan Staten added 19 points and Eron Harris and Terry Henderson each had 16 for the Mountaineers (15-10, 7-5 Big 12).


Iowa State (18-5, 6-5) had five players in double figures, led by Georges Niang’s 17 points.


The Cyclones fell behind by double digits midway through the first half and trailed by as many as 32 points late in the game.


West Virginia hit a season-high for points and improved to 2-1 amid a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents heading into a matchup Saturday at No. 19 Texas.


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