Italee Lucas will lead her UNC women’s basketball team back to her hometown today when the Tar Heels visit UNLV.

The No. 4 Tar Heels (2-0) will be playing their first road game of the season, while UNLV is 2-1. Game time is 5 p.m. at Cox Pavilion.

In the Triangle’s only other Division I women’s game today, N.C. Central (0-3) hosts Gardner-Webb (2-1) at 3 p.m. at McLendon-McDougald Gym.

Sylvia Hatchell’s Tar Heels will be back home on Wednesday, taking on Presbyterian at 1 p.m.

Today’s games

Gardner-Webb at N.C. Central

[Sunday, 3 p.m., McLendon-McDougald Gym]

GWU leads series 2-1

Records: GWU 2-1, NCCU 0-3

Coaches’ records – Gardner-Webb: Rick Reeves 334-322, 67-84 at GWU; NCCU: Joli Robinson 197-172.

Leading scorers – Gardner-Webb: Dominique Hudson 4.0; NCCU: Joanna Miller 13.3.

Leading rebounders – Gardner-Webb: Margaret Roundtree 7.0; NCCU: Brittany Myatt and Latoya Bennett 6.0.

Assist leaders – Gardner-Webb: Meranda Burnett 3.3; NCCU: Joanna Miller 3.0.


[Sunday, 5 p.m., Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas]

UNC leads 2-0

Records: UNLV 2-1, UNC 2-0

Video: The Mountain

Audio: WCHL-AM 1360;,

Coaches’ records – UNC: Sylvia Hatchell: 820-282, 542-202 at UNC; UNLV: Kathy Olivier 248-227, 16-19 at UNLV.

Leading scorers – UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 16.5; UNLV: Kelli Thompson 16.3.

Leading rebounders UNC: Laura Broomfield 11.5; UNLV: Jamie Smith 11.0.

Assist leaders – UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 5.5; UNLV: Erica Helms 3.3.