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Xylina McDaniel steps up for UNC

Last season's ACC rookie of year is now the one leading young Tar Heels

Updated: January 22, 2014, 9:38 AM ET
By Michelle Smith | espnW.com

Xylina McDaniel looks at all these freshmen sometimes and shakes her head.

"Lord, did I act like them?" she asks, laughing. "And I'm sure I did."

It wouldn't take much for the North Carolina forward to try and recall those days.

They were only a year ago.

But McDaniel is a sophomore now, and that qualifies her as a veteran, a veritable fountain of college basketball experience, on this youthful North Carolina team.

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