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College basketball: UNLV knocks off No. 1 North Carolina

The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS – Chace Stanback had a career-high 28 and added 10 rebounds to help UNLV beat top-ranked North Carolina 90-80 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Mike Moser added 16 points and 18 rebounds, Oscar Bellfield had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Anthony Marshall finished with 13 points for the Rebels (7-0).

P.J. Hairston and John Henson each had 15 points for North Carolina (6-1).

After North Carolina took a 42-38 halftime lead, UNLV opened the second half with a 14-0 run as the Tar Heels missed their first 10 shots. The Rebels built a 77-63 lead on Lopez’s basket off a rebound with 5:39 left.

Rebels fans stormed the Orleans Arena court after the victory.

No. 4 UCONN 78,

No. 22 Florida St. 76

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Ryan Boatwright was playing in his first game for No. 4 Connecticut. Shabazz Napier was coming off a terrible performance against Central Florida.

No problem.

Boatwright hit three clutch free throws with 7 seconds left in regulation, Napier had 26 points and the Huskies beat No. 22 Florida State 78-76 in overtime in the consolation game of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Saturday.

Michael Snaer scored 20 points for Florida State (5-2).

NO. 2 KENTUCKY 87, PORTLAND 63

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Terrence Jones and Darius Miller scored 19 points apiece, Anthony Davis had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and the Wildcats rolled in their final tuneup before playing St. John’s and No. 1 North Carolina next week.

NO. 11 WISCONSIN 73, BYU 56

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Ben Brust scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers and the Badgers won the Chicago Invitational Challenge championship, improving to 6-0 for their best start since the 1996-97 season.

The sophomore reserve was 7 of 10 beyond the arc, making five of his 3s in the second half.

NO. 19 GONZAGA 78,

WESTERN MICHIGAN 58

SPOKANE, Wash – Robert Sacre scored 15 points to lead Gonzaga to the victory.

Sam Dower added 15 points for Gonzaga (4-0.

NO. 20 CALIFORNIA 80, DENVER 59

BERKELEY, Calif. – Allen Crabbe scored 15 points and matched his career high with 10 rebounds as California remained unbeaten at home.

Crabbe, last season’s Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, shot 6 for 9 with three 3-pointers and helped the Golden Bears (5-1) overcome a slow start against the Pioneers (4-1). Cal bounced back from a 92-53 defeat to No. 21 Missouri in the CBE Classic championship game Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo.

NO. 25 TEXAS A&M 56,

TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 43

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Elston Turner scored 14 points and Texas A&M used its stifling defense to get the win.

Ray Turner had 13 and eight rebounds for the Aggies (4-1), who played for the first time in eight days and held the Islanders to 27.8 percent shooting. It was the lowest shooting percentage for an Aggies opponent since the first round of the 2008 Big 12 tournament, when Iowa State finished at 27.4 percent.