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NCAA Women's basketball: Danes give Heels all they can handle before bowing, 59-54

Albany's Sarah Royals, left, and Ebone Henry, right, struggle for possession of the ball with North Carolina's Krista Gross during the first half of a first-round game in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Newark, Del., Sunday, March 24, 2013. North Carolina won 59-54. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Albany's Sarah Royals, left, and Ebone Henry, right, struggle for possession of the ball with North Carolina's Krista Gross during the first half of a first-round game in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Newark, Del., Sunday, March 24, 2013. North Carolina won 59-54. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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The University at Albany literally came within a couple of bounces, and maybe a foot, from pulling off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA women’s basketball tournament history. The 14th-seeded Great Danes led 13th-ranked, third-seeded North Carolina for most of the second half, but the Tar Heels took advantage of an unforced turnover and several loose-ball rebounds en route to a 59-54 comeback victory in an opening-round game Sunday at the University of Delaware’s ...


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