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No. 15 UNC Women Top No. 10 Maryland 72-65 In ACC Women's Semifinals

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GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Latifah Coleman scored 15 of her career-high 17 points in the final 6-plus minutes and No. 15 North Carolina beat No. 10 Maryland 72-65 on Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference semifinal.

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 20 points for the third-seeded Tar Heels (28-5).

They rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit -- the second-biggest comeback in the history of the tournament -- by shooting 50 percent in the second half and will face No. 6 Duke in the title game Sunday.

Alyssa Thomas had 26 points, 12 rebounds and finished three assists shy of a second straight triple-double for the second-seeded Terrapins (24-7), and Katie Rutan's 3-pointer with 2:45 left tied it at 60.

Coleman responded by hitting jumpers on the next two possessions, and Ruffin-Pratt followed with four straight free throws to propel the Tar Heels to their league-record 18th berth in the title game but first since 2008.

Associated Press

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