Earlier in the week ESPN's Jay Williams went on air with a plea for Roy Williams to start Isaiah Hicks in place on Meeks. "They more than doubled our rebounds and still we had a chance to win". "We didn't pre-see playing zone at all if we're not in foul trouble".

Senior forward James Farr had 16 points for the Musketeers (26-4, 14-4), who matched a school record with 26 regular-season wins.

But Oregon sophomore Dillon Brooks is also in the mix, leading the Ducks to at least a share of the regular-season title by averaging 17.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. One is Hicks' foul issues, especially in combination with Brice Johnson will continue to limit how much the duo can play together.

UNC left Cameron not as horror-flick victims, but as 76-72 victors, outright ACC champs and players who were no longer 0-fer their careers at Cameron. They've heard, too, the criticism that the Tar Heels lacked an ability to finish. In a close game throughout, the Demon Deacons fought tooth and nail, and it took Duke until the 1:40 mark to begin to pull away. The Orange had cut UNC's lead to 1 with 2:23 to play, and given the stagnant offense from the Tar Heels at the time there was a "here we go again" feeling. Of the other 11 only two occurred in the last 38 years.

The Tigers (18-13, 11-7) have a lot of work to do next week in Nashville, Tenn., if they are to secure an NCAA Tournament bid.

One of Henson's most memorable mo­ments from the rivalry was when the Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils 88-70 on the road to claim the regular season ACC Cham­pionship in 2012.

They won't be able to dominate most teams the same way they did Duke, to the tune of 27 offensive rebounds and 20 second-chance points. At the free throw line, though, when UNC most needed him to make shots, it was a different story. The Tritons (24-6) face top-seeded Barry, a 91-72 victor over No. 4 Saint Leo (19-11), in the final at 1 p.m. today. "If there's one thing I have confidence in, it's my free throw shooting".

Freshmen Marina Mabrey and Arike Ogunbowale each scored 14 points in the Fighting Irish's 83-54 win against Duke in Friday's quarterfinals.

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Just about the only thing the Tar Heels did well was rebound, and goodness gracious did they ever rebound, finishing plus-32 on the glass against the short-handed, undersized Blue Devils. UNC fans remember Marvin Williams' put-back in 2005 as clearly as Austin Rivers' 3-pointer over Tyler Zeller in 2012, and a 25-point win against Miami did very little to heal the wounds of the Duke loss. Julia Elbaba took the first point for the home school, beating Whitney Kay 6-1 6-0.

A Big Ten longshot could be IN senior Yogi Ferrell (17.1 points), a two-time league player of the week who led the Hoosiers to the Big Ten regular-season crown.

Well, Brandon Ingram certainly stepped it up in a big way on this play early. The scheduling aspect does make more hard to parse since all records are not equal.

"We talked about how we weren't going to have another game where we came back in (the locker room) and talked about 'What if.we should've finished, '" Paige said. He's also one of the league's top defenders for No. 4 Virginia entering Saturday's finale against No. 11 Louisville.

The Cavaliers dropped the doubles point, but picked up singles wins from No. 18 Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Me.) and Erica Susi (Vero Beach, Fla.) to tie the match with the contest hanging on a third set on court four. Three of those came on the road.

While neither team is at risk of missing the tournament, both teams need the win for positioning.

After the game, Paige and his teammates sounded like a group exhausted of answering questions about toughness and resolve.

If you're into math, Carolina outrebounded Duke 64-29.