GREENSBORO - Elizabeth Williams and Alexis Jones led the way with 24 points each, pacing Duke to a 92-73 romp over UNC in the championship game of the ACC Womens Basketball Tournament.
It was Dukes third title in the last four seasons.
The victory, top-seeded Dukes third over the No. 3 seed Tar Heels this season, of course earned the Blue Devils an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The sixth-ranked Blue Devils (30-2) will be at Cameron Indoor Stadium for a first-round game on March 24.
No. 15 UNC (28-6) will certainly receive an NCAA at-large bid after missing last seasons NCAA Tournament. Williams broke an ACC record with her first block in her 65th consecutive game. Haley Peters added 17 points for the Blue Devils.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt led the Tar Heels with 25 points, all in the second half, followed by Latifah Coleman and Waltiea Rolle with 10 each. It was only the third double-figure game of the sophomore Colemans career after her 17-point explosion against Maryland on Saturday.
The Blue Devils have won seven straight in the series including both regular-season meetings, destroying the Tar Heels 84-63 on Feb. 3 at Carmichael but winning only 65-58 a week ago at Cameron.