CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Freshman Austin Rivers buried a 3-pointer at the horn to give No. 10 Duke an 85-84 win over No. 5 North Carolina on Wednesday night.
Rivers scored a season-high 29 points and hit six 3s, though the last will certainly live on in the lore on the fierce rivalry.
With the Blue Devils (20-4, 7-2) trailing by two, Rivers launched a 3 over 7-footer Tyler Zeller from the right wing. The ball swished through the net, sending Rivers running down the court in celebration while the rest of his teammates gave chase before mobbing him in front of a stunned UNC crowd.
Rivers' 3 capped a wild rally for the Blue Devils, who trailed by 10 points with about 21/2 minutes left.
NO. SYRACUSE 64, NO. 12 GEORGETOWN 61: At Syracuse, N.Y., Kris Joseph scored a career-high 29 points, hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute of overtime to give coach Jim Boeheim his 880th career win — one more than North Carolina's Dean Smith.
No. 7 KANSAS 68, NO. 6 BAYLOR 54: At Waco, Texas, Jeff Withey scored a career-high 25 points and Kansas went ahead to stay during a stretch without Thomas Robinson.
BOSTON COLLEGE 64, No. 15 FLORIDA STATE 60: At Boston, Jordan Daniels scored a career-high 19 points, including four 3-pointers. BC (8-16, 3-7 ACC) had lost six in a row and nine of its previous 11. It had not beaten a ranked team in three years.