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Duke routs North Carolina in ACC clash

Feb 7, 2012 - 2:49 AM Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Tricia Liston led No. 5 Duke with 23 points as it trounced in-state rival and 22nd-ranked North Carolina, 96-56, at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Monday.

The Blue Devils (19-3, 10-0 ACC) had five scorers in double figures including 17 points from Richa Jackson and 15 points from Chelsea Gray. Duke has now won two straight since a loss to No. 3 UConn snapped Duke's 34-game home winning streak last Monday.

Chay Shegog scored 19 points and Krista Gross added eight points and seven rebounds for North Carolina (17-6, 7-3), which had its five-game winning streak halted.

Duke used a 14-2 run in the first half to gain a 23-12 advantage with 7:51 left until intermission.

The Blue Devils ended the first half a scorching 8-of-10 from long range, while the Tar Heels managed to make just 1-of-8 from behind the arc as Duke took a convincing 50-24 lead into the locker room.

Duke continued to dominate in the second half, despite a 2-for-10 performance from long range, as it pulled away for the 40-point victory.