CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Marcus Paige scored all 13 of his points in the second half, including two big baskets in the final 2½ minutes, to help North Carolina beat No. 5 Duke 74-66 on Thursday night in the rivalry's weather-delayed game.
Senior Leslie McDonald added a season-high 21 points for the Tar Heels (19-7, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who rallied from 11 down in the second half to snap a two-game home losing streak to the Blue Devils (21-6, 10-4).
It was North Carolina's eighth straight win and by far its most impressive during the run that has helped the Tar Heels dig out from an 0-3 ACC start.
When it was over, UNC students and fans stormed to midcourt to celebrate a win that was came eight days later than they had hoped due to a winter storm that forced the game's postponement last week.
No. 13 Michigan State 94, Purdue 79: Gary Harris scored 25 points, Adreian Payne added 23 and No. 13 Michigan State hit a school-record 17 3-pointers in a victory over Purdue. Harris and Payne combined to make 10 3-pointers for the Spartans (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten), who made 13 3s in the first half. Denzel Valentine converted a three-point play and made two free throws before connecting with Harris on an alley-oop pass to give Michigan State a 66-47 lead with 14:07 remaining.
No. 21 Connecticut 68, Temple 55: Shabazz Napier had 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as No. 21 Connecticut denied Temple its second straight upset over a nationally ranked team with a victory. Ryan Boatright added 14 points and DeAndre Daniels had 13 for the Huskies (21-5, 9-4 AAC), who won their fourth straight despite shooting 2 for 13 from 3-point range. The Owls shot just 33 percent from the field.
No. 22 Memphis 64, Rutgers 59: Michael Dixon Jr. scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and No. 22 Memphis led from start to finish in a victory over Rutgers. The Tigers (20-6, 9-4 AAC), coming off an overtime loss at No. 21 Connecticut on Saturday, got 11 points from Joe Jackson and 10 each from Shaq Goodwin and Austin Nichols.