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Big Dance disappoints

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Despite Crimson hustle, Tar Heels muscle win, 85-58

</a> Harvard guard Jennifer Monti ’02 (left) beats three UNC players to a loose ball during first-round NCAA action in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, March 16. Monti’s scrambling typified the effort of the Crimson, who refused to back down to the more agressive North Carolina squad. (Staff photo by Jon Chase) 

To the tune of 85-58, the North Carolina Tar Heels tripped up the Harvard women’s basketball team this past Saturday (March 16) at the Big Dance in Chapel Hill. Capitalizing on superior quickness and physical play – and the Crimson’s cold shooting (33 percent) – the fourth-seeded Tar Heels, who led by 18 at the half, broke the game open with a 13-0 run early in the second quarter. Ivy League Rookie of the Year Reka Cserny led the Crimson with 16 points, while sophomore Tricia Tubridy made some noise with four blocks. The loss capped an Ivy title winning campaign for the Crimson (22-6), and the Ivy League’s highest NCAA Tournament seeding at 13.