SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Junior guard Tiana Mangakahia scored 34 points and had 10 rebounds and 10 assists for her first triple-double and No. 12 Syracuse defeated North Carolina 90-77 on Sunday.
Mangakahia was 11-of-20 shooting, including 4 of 6 from the arc and made 8 of 9 free throws for the Orange (14-2, 3-0 ACC), who won their eighth straight and improved to 6-0 at home. The last triple-double by a Syracuse player was Cornelia Fondren's on Dec. 20, 2015.
Syracuse took a 56-37 lead at halftime after sinking 12 three-pointers, a program record for a half. The Orange missed on seven three-point attempts in the second half, finishing 12 of 28.
An 8-0 run with six points from Janelle Bailey got the Tar Heels (9-8, 0-3 ACC) midway through the third quarter, but the Orange rebuilt a 13-point edge heading into the final period and Syracuse remained ahead by double figures.
Paris Kea scored 22 points and Taylor Koenen had 21 points and 11 rebounds for North Carolina.