Carolina has slight edge at half

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Tar Heels had worked their way to a double-digit lead briefly in the later moments of the first half, but Arizona State kept pushing back and trailed by just a point, 43-42, at halftime.

Both locker rooms are likely to have some adjustments to make, though some of the games miscues for both sides might have a lot to do with it being the start of the season.

The turnover situation on both sides wasn't good -- each team has 14 -- and North Carolina's shooting was less than stellar at 35.9 percent. While the Sun Devils are shooting nearly 52 percent, Carolina's 17 offensive rebounds -- more boards than ASU has overall -- are a huge reason the Tar Heels are clinging to the lead.

Arizona State's Danielle Orsillo has hit 7 of 9 shots and has a game-high 16 points at the break, while Rashanda McCants is leading the Tar Heels with 10 (though she has four turnovers). UNC freshman Italee Lucas is struggling to find her shot, and is just 1 of 6 from the floor.

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