More college basketball inside Joel Berry II scores 28 points as North Carolina holds off Duke.
NORTH CAROLINA 90, DUKE 83
Joel Berry II scored 28 points — including a critical late-game burst of seven straight for his team — to help No. 5 North Carolina hold off No. 17 Duke, 90-83, on Saturday night in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Isaiah Hicks added 21 points for the Tar Heels, who battled through a nearly shot-for-shot fight with their fiercest rival to finish unbeaten at home. The game featured 24 lead changes and 14 ties before UNC (26-6, 14-4 ACC) pushed ahead for good in the last six minutes, with its final margin the biggest lead for either team all night.
Berry shot 9 for 14 and made all five of his three-pointers. Luke Kennard finished with 28 points to lead the Blue Devils (23-8, 11-7).
LOUISVILLE 71, NOTRE DAME 64: Donovan Mitchell had 20 points, including four free throws in the final 22 seconds, and Deng Adel made a big three-pointer to lift the No. 8 Cardinals to a home victory over the No. 19 Fighting Irish.
Quentin Snider added 17 points, including four second-half threepointers that gave Louisville the edge in a back-and-forth game. With Notre Dame trailing 62-60 with 50 seconds to go, Adel hit his pivotal three 13 seconds later. Mitchell then sealed the hardearned victory at the foul line.
Mangok Mathiang had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals (24-7, 12-6). Bonzie Colson scored 20 points for the Fighting Irish (23-8, 12-6).
VANDERBILT 73, FLORIDA 71: In Nashville, Riley LaChance’s layup with 1:35 left gave the Commodores the lead for good as they rallied from a 12point deficit to sweep the season series with the No. 12 Gators.
Vanderbilt (17-14, 10-8 Southeastern Conference) has won five of its past six games.
Luke Kornet scored 24 points for Vanderbilt. Canyon Barry led Florida (24-7, 14-4) with 15.
SETON HALL 70, BUTLER 64: Desi Rodriguez scored 21 points and Angel Delgado added 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Pirates to an upset of the No. 13 Bulldogs in Indianapolis.
The Pirates (20-10, 10-8 Big East) scored the game’s final seven points, taking a 65-64 lead on Khadeen Carrington’s basket with 1:24 remaining. Myles Powell’s three-pointer with 35.3 seconds left stretched it to 68-64.
Carrington, who finished with 17 points, iced it with two free throws with 12 seconds to go, extending Seton Hall’s winning streak to four.
Butler (23-7, 12-6) got 19 points from Kelan Martin but saw its four-game winning streak end.
KANSAS 90, OKLAHOMA STATE 85: Frank Mason scored 27 points to help the top-ranked Jayhawks hold off the Cowboys in Stillwater, Okla.
Mason also had nine assists and eight rebounds. Josh Jackson had 17 points and nine rebounds for Kansas (28-3, 16-2), which already had clinched its 13th consecutive Big 12 title.
Jeffrey Carroll scored 27 points and Jawun Evans added 22 points and 15 assists for Oklahoma State (20-11, 9-9).
FLORIDA STATE 66, MIAMI 57: In Tallahassee, Dwayne Bacon scored 23 points and the No. 15 Seminoles clinched a double bye in the ACC tournament.
The Seminoles (24-7, 12-6) will be the second seed for the tournament, which begins Tuesday. It is their highest seeding since they were second in 1993.
The win gives Florida State its first unbeaten home season (18-0) since 1977-76.
Davon Reed led the Hurricanes (20-10, 10-8) with 22 points.
OREGON 80, OREGON STATE 59: Dillon Brooks had 25 points, and the No. 6 Ducks earned a share of the Pacific-12 regular season title with a win over the Beavers in Corvallis.
Jordan Bell added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon (27-4, 16-2), which shares the title with No. 7 Arizona, which also finished 16-2 in conference play. Because the Ducks beat the visiting Wildcats on Feb. 4, Oregon gets the top seed at the Pac-12 tournament.
Drew Eubanks scored 21 points for the Beavers (5-26, 1-17).
ARIZONA 73, ARIZONA STATE 60: Allonzo Trier scored 19 points, guard Rawle Alkins grabbed 15 rebounds and the seventh-ranked Wildcats (27-4, 16-2) pulled away in the second half on the road to clinch a share of the Pac-12 regular season title.
Kodi Justice led Arizona State (14-17, 7-11) with 17 points.
KENTUCKY 71, TEXAS A&M 63: De’Aaron Fox scored 19 points, and the visiting No. 9 Wildcats overcame an early 15point deficit to claim the SEC regular season championship.
Kentucky (26-5, 16-2), which closed the first half with a 28-9 run, has won five regular season SEC titles in eight seasons under Coach John Calipari.
Admon Gilder led Texas A&M (16-14, 8-10) with 22 points.
BAYLOR 75, TEXAS 64: Johnathan Motley had 17 points and 17 rebounds to power the No. 11 Bears to victory in Austin.
Jake Lindsey added 16 points as Baylor (25-6, 12-6) matched school records for total victories and Big 12 wins. Jarrett Allen scored 20 for the Longhorns (10-21, 4-14), who have lost seven straight.
SMU 103, MEMPHIS 62: In Dallas, Sterling Brown had 26 points and 10 rebounds as the No. 14 Mustangs won the American Athletic Conference title.
Brown, one of three SMU seniors, was part of his school-record 106th victory with the Mustangs (27-4, 17-1). Keon Clergeot scored 14 for the Tigers (19-12, 9-9).
WICHITA STATE 78, MISSOURI STATE 63: In St. Louis, Shaquille Morris scored 21 points, Conner Frankamp added 18 and the No. 21 Shockers reached the final of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
Wichita State (29-4) will play top-seeded Illinois State in the title game. Jarred Dixon scored 20 pointsfor the Bears (17-15).
JACKSONVILLE STATE 66, TENNESSEE-MARTIN 55: In Nashville, Greg Tucker scored all 14 of his points in the first half and the Gamecocks (20-14) upset the Skyhawks (21-12) in the Ohio Valley Conference championship game to earn their first NCAA tournament berth.
Justin Jackson celebrates after scoring during fifth-ranked North Carolina’s triumph over No. 17 Duke.