UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell was going for her 900th career victory on Sunday.
But visiting archrival Duke was having none of it.
Chloe Wells poured in a career-high 18 points on six 3-pointers while Elizabeth Williams added 13 points and 11 rebounds, leading the No. 5 Blue Devils to an 84-63 rout of the No. 11 Tar Heels at Carmichael Arena.
The win, Duke’s fifth straight in the series, improved the Blue Devils to 20-1, 10-0 in ACC play. UNC is 20-3 and 8-2 after its first home defeat of the season, with all three of its losses coming to teams currently ranked in the nation’s Top 10.
Tricia Liston added 15 points off the bench including three 3-pointers and Haley Peters 14 points for Duke (20-1, 10-0 ACC), which took a huge lead early on and never let up.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt led the Tar Heels (20-3, 8-2) with 18 points including 11-for-12 from the free-throw line, while Waltiea Rolle added 17 and Xylina McDaniel 12.
Duke shot 46.2 percent from the floor to UNC’s 33.3, won the rebound battle 45-40 and committed 22 turnovers to UNC’s 24.
The Tar Heels will visit Boston College on Thursday night. The return match is March 3 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.