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No. 6 Duke women claim ACC crown by beating UNC

Duke's Haley Peters (33) drives against North Carolina's Brittany Rountree (11). (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Duke's Haley Peters (33) drives against North Carolina's Brittany Rountree (11). (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -

Freshman Alexis Jones scored a career-high 24 points and No. 6 Duke claimed its eighth Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title by routing No. 15 North Carolina 92-73 on Sunday in the championship game.

Elizabeth Williams also had 24 points and Haley Peters scored 17 for the top-seeded Blue Devils (30-2).

Duke led by as many as 26, shot nearly 57% and outrebounded North Carolina by six to cruise to its third title in four years.

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 25 points to lead the third-seeded Tar Heels (28-6).

UNC missed 25 of 28 shots as the deficit swelled to the 20s, was denied its 10th crown and lost its seventh straight in the series.

Williams reached double figures for the 19th straight time against an ACC opponent and set a league record by blocking a shot in her 65th straight game.

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