UNC men win 10th in a row, 89-80 over N.C. State

The Baltimore Sun

Tyler Hansbrough scored 27 points to help third-ranked North Carolina beat visiting North Carolina State, 89-80, last night.

Danny Green added 19 points for the Tar Heels (24-2, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pulled away in the second half to win their 10th straight game. North Carolina shot 55 percent to improve to 12-1 against its nearby rival since Roy Williams took over at his alma mater before the 2003-04 season.

Javi Gonzalez scored 18 points to lead the Wolfpack (14-10, 4-7), which shot 54 percent but couldn't keep pace with the Tar Heels after halftime.

North Carolina used a 14-0 run early in the second half to take control.

More ACC: : Sylven Landesberg scored 19 points and host Virginia (9-13, 3-8) used a 17-2 run spanning the halves to take command and beat Virginia Tech, 75-61. A.D. Vassallo scored 21 to lead the Hokies (16-9, 6-5), who lost for the fourth time in six games. They played without Jeff Allen, their leading rebounder and No. 3 scorer, suspended for making an obscene gesture at Maryland fans Saturday. ... James Johnson had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 8 Wake Forest (20-4, 7-4) avenged its worst loss of the season by holding off visiting Georgia Tech (10-15, 1-11). ... Toney Douglas scored 24 points to lead host Florida State (20-6, 7-4) to an 80-67 victory over Miami (15-10, 4-8).

Other Top 25: : Shawn Taggart scored 19 points as No. 5 Memphis (23-3, 11-0 Conference USA) cruised to a 90-47 win over visiting Southern Methodist (7-17, 1-10). ... Terrence Williams had 17 points as No. 7 Louisville (20-5, 11-2 Big East) won, 94-76, over visiting Providence (16-10, 8-6). ... Cole Aldrich took over during a key stretch and finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds, helping No. 15 Kansas (21-5, 10-1 Big 12) extend the nation's longest home-winning streak to 38 games with a 72-55 victory over Iowa State (13-13, 2-9). ... Talor Battle made four free throws in the final 16 seconds to lead visiting Penn State (19-8, 8-6 Big Ten) to a 38-33 win over No. 18 Illinois (21-6, 9-5). ... Avery Smith had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and host Wisconsin-Milwaukee (15-11, 10-6 Horizon) appeared to benefit from a clock malfunction in the closing seconds of a 63-60 victory over No. 21 Butler (22-4, 13-3).

State men

SWARTHMORE 48, WASHINGTON COLLEGE 47:: A late rally by the Shoremen (11-3, 8-9 Centennial) fell short in their loss to the host Garnet (3-20, 2-15).

MCDANIEL 66, JOHNS HOPKINS 54: : Josh McKay had a career-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the visiting Green Terror (18-6, 13-4 Centennial) beat the Blue Jays (12-12, 7-10).

HOOD 92, STEVENSON 81:: Six players scored in double figures for the Blazers (9-15, 6-9 Capital Athletic Conference) in their win over the visiting Mustangs (6-18, 5-10).

FROSTBURG STATE 122, MOUNT ALOYSIUS 99:: The Bobcats (15-9, 12-5 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) recorded the fourth-highest point total in school history in beating the visiting Mounties (8-16, 5-12).

MARYMOUNT (VA.) 62, SALISBURY 60:: Devin James missed a potential game-winning three-pointer as time was expiring and the Sea Gulls (10-14, 7-8 CAC) fell to the visiting Saints (13-11, 8-7).

State women

HARTFORD 72, UMBC 43:: The Lady Retrievers (13-12, 5-7 America East) shot 24.1 percent in their loss to the visiting Hawks (15-9, 10-1).

JOHNS HOPKINS 67, BRYN MAWR 31:: Freshman Chantel Mattiola was 4-for-4 from three-point range as the Blue Jays (13-11, 11-6 Centennial) defeated the visiting Owls (2-22, 0-18) to give coach Nancy Funk her 400th career victory.

MARYMOUNT 65, SALISBURY 49: : Glen Charlton and Meghan Dunn each had 14 points and five rebounds for the host Sea Gulls (8-16, 8-7 CAC) in their loss to the Saints (20-4, 13-2).

STEVENSON 65, HOOD 52: : Junior forward Jen Willison recorded her 1,000th career point for the Blazers (4-20, 2-10 CAC), who lost to the visiting Mustangs (6-18, 4-11).

SWARTHMORE 58, WASHINGTON COLLEGE 53:: Jessica Jamrogowicz posted her school-record 146th assist this season, but the Shorewomen (10-14, 5-12 CC) lost to the host Garnet (12-12, 9-8).

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