Cava­liers shut down Tar Heels

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Kyle Guy scored 17 points, London Per­rantes had 13 and No. 23 Vir­ginia used a small lineup to neu­tral­ize No. 5 North Carolina’s size in a 53-43 vic­tory Mon­day night in Char­lottesville, Va.

Guy con­nected on five 3-point­ers for Vir­ginia (20-9, 10-7 ACC) and Per­rantes hit three, con­tin­u­ing to emerge from a shoot­ing slump that con­trib­uted greatly to a four-game skid for the Cava­liers.

Joel Berry II scored 12 points to lead the Tar Heels (25-6, 13-4), who had a four-game win­ning streak snapped. Justin Jack­son, who ar­rived av­er­ag­ing 19.9 points in league play, scored just seven points and missed seven of his 10 shots.

The Cava­liers opened a 33-23 lead early in the sec­ond half, then saw North Carolina pull to 33-29.

But Devon Hall hit a pair of free throws and Guy fol­lowed two Tar Heels misses with a 3-pointer. Af­ter the Tar Heels trailed 40-39 with 9:26 left, Per­rantes made back-to-back 3s, rous­ing the crowd at John Paul Jones Arena.

North Carolina, av­er­ag­ing 86.2 points, scored just four points in the fi­nal 9:26.

JohnathanMot­ley scored 19 of his 23 points af­ter half­time and 11th-ranked Baylor won its home­fi­nale 71-62 over 10thrankedWest Vir­ginia.

The Bears (24-6, 11-6 Big 12) avenged a 21-point loss atWest Vir­ginia on Jan. 10.

Jevon Carter had 18 points for theMoun­taineers (23-7, 11-6). Tarik Phillip had 12 points.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Grayson Allen (an­kle) and Amile Jef­fer­son (foot) will be game-time de­ci­sions for Tues­day night’s game again­stNo. 15 Florida State.

Texas coach Shaka Smart said swing­man Tevin Mack­was re­leased from his schol­ar­ship. Mack was the Longhorns’ lead­ing scorer when he was sus­pended in Jan­uary for the sec­ond time this sea­son. … Bond was set at $750,000 for Creighton guard Mau­rice Wat­son Jr., who is charged with first­de­gree sex­ual as­sault for al­legedly forc­ing a 19-yearold Omaha, Neb., woman into hav­ing non­con­sen­sual sex. A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is set forMarch 27. AP

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