Ivory Latta scored 28 points to lead No. 7 North Carolina to a 79-72 victory over No. 16 Arizona State at the Caribbean Classic on Friday...

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CANCUN, Mexico — Ivory Latta scored 28 points to lead No. 7 North Carolina to a 79-72 victory over No. 16 Arizona State at the Caribbean Classic on Friday.


The Tar Heels (3-0) outrebounded the Sun Devils 38-28, led by sophomore Erlana Larkins with 12.


Latta shot 7 of 14 from the field, including 4 for 6 on three-pointers.


Rashanda McCants scored 16 points for North Carolina, which led 37-27 going into the break and scored the first five points of the second half.


The Tar Heels shot a season-high 48 percent, while the Sun Devils (3-1) shot 56 percent.


Jill Noe scored 20 points for Arizona State. Kristen Kovesdy had 17 points and Emily Westerberg — a former Central Valley High School standout — had 11 points.


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At Oregon 70, Arkansas 59


Gabrielle Richards collected 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots as the Ducks (4-1) beat the Razorbacks (2-1).


Eleanor Haring added 14 points for Oregon, and senior Kedzie Gunderson of Bellevue tied her career high with 13 points. Gunderson made 5 of 9 shots from the field and pulled down six rebounds.


UCLA 84, No. 11 Georgia 64


Lisa Willis scored 29 points to lead the Bruins (1-2) over the Bulldogs (2-2) in the semifinals of the Loyola Marymount University/Ayres Hotel Thanksgiving tournament in Los Angeles.


At Hawaii 68, Washington St. 63


The Rainbow Wahine (2-1) beat the Cougars (2-1) in the first round of the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic.


WSU’s Charmaine Jones scored a game-high 16 points. The Cougars play Idaho State today.