UNC was entertaining for nearly 40 minutes in its first-round NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament game against Gonzaga late Saturday night.
But the Zags won the last couple of minutes and the Tar Heels are headed back home.
Tiffany Shives had all of her 16 points in the second half including four 3-pointers, helping No. 7 seed Gonzaga to an 82-76 win over the No. 10 seeded Tar Heels in Seattle.
Katelan Redmon led Gonzaga (28-4), which has won 18 straight games, with 18 points.
Chay Shegog (pictured) hit nine of her 10 field-goal attempts and finished with 19 points to lead the Tar Heels.
Laura Broomfield added 16 points and 14 rebounds while Italee Lucas also had 16 points for UNC (19-12). Cetera DrGraffenreid chipped in 11 points.