BLOCK LEADS TO HEELS’ WIN

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chapel hill, n.c.» Fresh­man Tony Bradley Jr. blocked a shot in the fi­nal sec­onds and No. 7 North Carolina over­came a 15point deficit to beat Ten­nessee 73-71 on Sun­day.

Justin Jack­son scored the go-ahead bas­ket with 2:14 left for the Tar Heels, and fresh­man Bran­don Robin­son added a key tip-in with 52.4 sec­onds left.

Ten­nessee had a last chance to tie as La­monte Turner drove to­ward the bas­ket. The 6-foot-10 Bradley blocked the shot and grabbed the loose ball.

North Carolina shot just 40 per­cent, with Jack­son man­ag­ing seven points on 3-for-15 shoot­ing. Sopho­more Kenny Wil­liams III had 12 points, and Nate Britt had 11 points, seven as­sists and five steals in place of point guard Joel Berry II, who missed his sec­ond straight with an an­kle in­jury.

HIGH­LIGHTS

Dwayne Ba­con scored 24 points and Ter­rence Mann added 16 as Florida State held on to beat No. 21 Florida 83-78. … Ma­lik Monk scored 20 points, Isa­iah Briscoe had 19 and No. 6 Ken­tucky took con­trol with a 26-3 run span­ning half­time in a 96-73 vic­tory over Hof­s­tra. … Tyler Dorsey scored 19 points and Dy­lan En­nis hit a tiebreak­ing 3-pointer as the shot clock ex­pired to help No. 24 Ore­gon beat Alabama 63-56. … Jock Lan­dale had 15 points and seven re­bounds, and Evan Fitzner added a sea­son-high 12 points as No. 12 Saint Mary’s bounced back from its first loss of the sea­son to beat UC Irvine 84-53.

Women

pocatello, idaho» The Univer­sity of Den­ver fell 65-64 in dou­ble over­time to Idaho State de­spite a ca­reer-high 25 points from sopho­more guard Sa­man­tha Ro­manowski.

HIGH­LIGHTS

Cal­lie Kaiser scored 20 points for the Rams dur­ing Colorado State’s 96-31 vic­tory over New Mex­ico High­lands .… Katie Lou Sa­muel­son hit six 3-point­ers and poured in 26 points, and Napheesa Col­lier added 22 as No. 1 UConn beat Kansas State 75-58 for its 84th straight win, six shy of its 90-game run from 200810. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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