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Hansbrough's muscle helps rally UNC past Buckeyes

Tyler Hansbrough started and ended North Carolina's game-breaking 17-2 second-half run, and the No. 7 Tar Heels went on to a 98-89 victory over No. 3 Ohio State on Wednesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

In a game featuring two of the country's top freshman classes, Hansbrough, a preseason All-America as a sophomore, took over down low.

The 6-foot-9 forward had 21 points and 14 rebounds as the Tar Heels (5-1) overcame 13-of-26 3-point shooting by the Buckeyes (6-1), playing on the road for the first time this season. North Carolina trailed by 10 in the first half and 68-63 with 10:50 left in the game.

PURDUE 61, NO. 25 UVA 59: Tarrance Crump hit a floater with a second left for the host Boilermakers. The Cavaliers (4-1) tied it for the final time at 59 on Sean Singletary's free throws with 29 seconds left.

BC 65, MICH. ST. 58: Jared Dudley had 30 points and 10 rebounds in the host Eagles' debut in the Challenge. Boston College (3-2) outrebounded the Spartans 37-36.

VA. TECH 69, IOWA 65: Zabian Dowdell scored 18 and the host Hokies (4-2) outscored the Hawkeyes 36-18 over a 17-minute stretch spanning the halves.

CLEMSON 90, MINNESOTA 68: The visiting Tigers (8-0) outrebounded the Gophers 43-22, 24-5 on the offensive end.

AIR FORCE 94, WAKE 58: Jacob Burtschi scored 21 as the host Falcons handed the Demon Deacons (5-1) their most lopsided nonconference loss in the modern era.

Big East

OREGON 57, NO. 18 GEORGETOWN 50: Aaron Brooks scored 15, and the visiting Ducks made up for poor shooting with hustle and rebounding to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 2002-03. The Hoyas (4-2) have lost twice at home to unranked teams.

NO. 2 PITT 67, ROBERT MORRIS 53: Aaron Gray's size and scoring touch inside proved too much for the Colonials, and the host Panthers (7-0) overcame a second-half deficit.

NO. 20 UCONN 89, SACRED HEART 46: Doug Wiggins and Craig Austrie each scored 12 as the Huskies (6-0) won their 25th straight home game.

CINCINNATI 68, OAKLAND (MICH.) 61: John Williamson scored a career-high 27 and freshman Deonta Vaughn added 17, 14 in the second half, as the host Bearcats (5-1) overcame a 33-29 halftime deficit.

TEMPLE 77, RUTGERS 54: Dionte Christmas scored a career-high 27 to lead the host Owls over the Scarlet Knights (1-5), their first win under coach Fran Dunphy.

NOTRE DAME 90, WINSTON-SALEM 45: Rob Kurz had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Colin Falls scored 13 as the host Irish (5-1) won their fourth straight.


NO. 10 LSU 91, MCNEESE ST. 57: Garrett Temple had 17 points and Tasmin Mitchell scored 14 of his 16 in the second half, leading the host Tigers (3-1).

MISS. ST. 78, CHARLOTTE 69: Jamont Gordon had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the host Bulldogs (3-2) snapped a two-game skid.

Top 25

NO. 13 WASH. 87, IDAHO 66: Freshman Quincy Pondexter scored a season-high 25 to lead the host Huskies (6-0).

NO. 14 MEMPHIS 86, ARK. ST. 60: Antonio Anderson had 17 points and five assists for the host Tigers (4-1), who ran away with a 33-6 run spanning the halves.

NO. 17 WICHITA ST. 85, MO.-K.C. 55: P.J. Couisnard scored 16 and the Shockers (5-0) made their first 11 shots in the second half in their first home game as a ranked team since 1983.

NO. 19 BUTLER 60, VALPARAISO 47: Mike Green scored 16 for the visiting Bulldogs (8-0), playing with their best ranking in 57 years. Green scored nine straight during a decisive 14-1 run late in the first half.

NO. 24 NEVADA 86, LA.-LAFAYETTE 74: Marcelus Kemp and Nick Fazekas combined for 40 points, and the visiting Wolf Pack (6-0) broke it open with a 16-2 run midway through the second half launched by two Kemp baskets within 50 seconds.


ECKERD 75, P.R. -BAYAMON 67: Josh King had 20 points for the host Tritons (5-0).


TEXAS TECH 70, TCU 60: Charlie Burgess scored 20, with one of his six 3-pointers starting a tiebreaking run in the second half, and the visiting Red Raiders (6-2) gave coach Bob Knight his 875th career victory. Knight is four shy of matching Dean Smith's NCAA Division I record. The next win ties Knight for No. 2 with Adolph Rupp.

UNC WILMINGTON 67, COLORADO 55: Daniel Fountain scored a career-high 21 as the host Seahawks rallied to beat the Buffaloes (2-4).

OKLA. ST. 95, TEXAS A&M CC 73: JamesOn Curry scored a career-high 35 for the host Cowboys (8-0), who played the final 6:29 with five players after Mario Boggan became the third to foul out.

BAYLOR 95, GRAMBLING ST. 69: Tweety Carter scored 19 for the host Bears (5-1), who shot 73 percent in the first half.

NEBRASKA 76, N. TEXAS 57: Aleks Maric had 26 points and 11 rebounds for the host Cornhuskers (5-0).

N. IOWA 70, IOWA ST. 57: The host Panthers spoiled former coach Greg McDermott's return, beating the Cyclones (6-1) for the second time in eight tries.