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Top 25 capsules: No. 21 North Carolina rallies past No. 9 Duke

North Carolina’s Joel Berry II  drives past Duke’s Alex O'Connell  during the first half Thursday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Gerry Broome / AP)
North Carolina’s Joel Berry II drives past Duke’s Alex O'Connell during the first half Thursday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Gerry Broome / AP)

Joel Berry II scored 21 points and No. 21 North Carolina rallied from 12 down in the first half to beat No. 9 Duke 82-78 on Thursday night in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Kenny Williams made six 3-pointers and matched his career high with 20 points for the Tar Heels (18-7, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who roared out of halftime with a 16-2 run that erased what was left of Duke’s early lead.

Cameron Johnson added 18 points and 13 rebounds, helping the Tar Heels overcome the Blue Devils’ significant size advantage to own the glass (28-17) after halftime.

Gary Trent Jr. scored 16 points to lead the Blue Devils (19-5, 7-4). They have lost two straight.

(11) Saint Mary’s 83, Loyola Marymount 62: Jock Landale scored 21 points and Jordan Ford had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Gaels past the Lions in Los Angeles.

The Gaels (24-2, 13-0 West Coast Conference) have won 19 straight games. Their last loss was in November. Landale added nine rebounds and four steals.

Eli Scott had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Loyola Marymount (7-17, 2-11).

(12) Gonzaga 71, Pacific 61: Killian Tillie had 21 points and 10 rebounds and made a key tip-in with 1:39 remaining in the Bulldogs’ win over the Tigers in Stockton, California.

Johnathan Williams added 10 points and 13 rebounds to help the Bulldogs (22-4, 12-1 West Coast Conference) win their sixth straight.

Roberto Gallinat had 15 points for the Tigers (12-14, 7-6).

UCLA 82, (13) Arizona 74: Aaron Holiday scored 17 points, Gyorgy Golomon added a career-high 16 and the Bruins shot their way past the Wildcats in Tucson, Arizona.

UCLA (17-7, 8-4 Pac-12) attacked the Wildcats from the opening tip, repeatedly getting to the rim, opening up shots at the perimeter. The Bruins shot 52 percent from the floor and were 11 of 24 from the 3-point arc to win for the third time in their past five games at McKale Center.

Holiday added eight assists, and Thomas Welsh finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Allonzo Trier led Arizona (19-6, 9-3) with 17 points, and Deandre Ayton had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

(16) Clemson 72, Pitt 48: Gabe DeVoe matched his career high with 25 points, helping the Tigers beat the Panthers in Clemson, South Carolina.

DeVoe was 7 for 11 from 3-point range. Shelton Mitchell made three 3s on his way to 12 points, and Elijah Thomas had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (20-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Terrell Brown led Pitt (8-17, 0-12) with 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting.


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