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January 17, 1999

Virginia needs to be wary of a well-rested North Carolina team on Monday.

The seventh-ranked Tar Heels (18-2, 5-1 ACC) have had a week to prepare forNo. 22 Virginia, which is on a three-game winning streak.

Virginia (11-4, 5-1 ACC) is coming off an 82-62 victory over Georgia Tech onThursday. DeMya Walker had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Monick Foote added 16points and 10 boards.

The Cavaliers also beat North Carolina State by 14, a team that NorthCarolina lost to by 17 points on Jan. 7.

“Sometimes you have to lose a battle to win the war,” said North Carolinacoach Sylvia Hatchell, referring to her Tar Heels’ upset at unranked N.C.State. “Maybe that helped us get refocused on some things we need to do.”

North Carolina made sure that Maryland wouldn’t have any thoughts of anupset on Wednesday. The Tar Heels routed the Terrapins 87-58 as Chanel Wrightand Juana Brown combined for 30 first-half points. UNC shot 47 percent from thefield and 8-of-9 from 3-point land as Wright finished with 21 points and Brownadded 17.

Maryland was limited to 39 percent shooting and had 21 first-half turnovers.

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