SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pete Nance scored 21 factors, capped by a dunk with 19 seconds left that put North Carolina in entrance for good because the Tar Heels pulled out a hard-fought, 72-68 battle with Syracuse on Tuesday evening.
Joe Girard hit from past the arc to place Syracuse up, 68-66 with 1:28 left, however after Nance hit the primary of two free throws to get North Carolina inside one, he missed the second free throw and within the scramble to collect within the rebound, the ball caromed towards the top line and Girard dove to put it aside. As an alternative, he flicked the ball proper to Nance, who dunked for the lead.
Judah Mintz tried to drive the lane for a go-ahead layup however was known as for an offensive foul that was upgraded to a flagrant foul. North Carolina took possession and Caleb Love transformed three straight free throws to place the sport away.
Armando Bacot scored 18 factors and grabbed eight rebounds with 4 assists for North Carolina (15-6, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Convention). Love completed with 15 factors and 5 assists.
Girard hit 4 of 9 from past the arc and completed with 18 factors to guide Syracuse (13-8, 6-4). Mintz scored 17 factors and had three steals and Chris Bell hit 3 of 5 from deep and completed with 15 factors.
North Carolina has per week off earlier than enjoying host to Pitt on Feb. 1. Syracuse performs at Virginia Tech on Saturday.
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