Top 25 Capsules
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Zach Auguste scored off a rebound with 1:07 left to help No. 13 Notre Dame hold off No. 18 North Carolina 71-70 on Monday night.
Auguste got the lead back for the Fighting Irish (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had led by 11 points in the second half only to see the Tar Heels (11-4, 1-1) briefly push ahead. Then Notre Dame survived two shots by preseason All-American Marcus Paige in the final seconds, the last a desperate 3-point heave that wasn’t close as the horn sounded.
Now Notre Dame is 3-0 in league play for the first time – Big East or ACC – and off to its best start in 15 seasons under Mike Brey.
Auguste finished with 18 points while Pat Connaughton had 16 for the Irish, who shot 46 percent and overcame their own cold shooting down the stretch to hang on.
Paige finished with 15 points for the Tar Heels, who shot 37 percent.
No. 16 OKLAHOMA 70, No. 10 TEXAS 49
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Buddy Hield scored 13 points and Oklahoma built a huge lead in the first half in dominating Texas, the Sooners’ third straight win in the border rivalry.
Oklahoma bolted to a 33-14 lead by halftime. The 14 points set a Texas school record for the fewest scored in a half in a Big 12 game.
Oklahoma (11-3, 2-0), which beat a top 10 team on the road for the first time since 1993, had four players score in double figures in earning what could be a huge confidence boost at the start of the Big 12 schedule.
Javan Felix scored 13 for Texas (12-3, 1-1).
NO. 14 WEST VIRGINIA 78, TEXAS TECH 67
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Juwan Staten scored 16 points and Devin Williams added 14 to lead West Virginia past Texas Tech.
Staten scored all but three of his points in the second half. The Mountaineers (14-1, 2-0 Big 12) dominated inside, getting 36 points in the paint to 18 for the Red Raiders (10-5, 0-2).
Devaugntah Williams scored 21 points for Texas Tech.