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First Report: UNC Escapes Miami’s Upset Bid in Overtime (via

 The Tar Heels extended their winning streak to seven games.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Luke Maye’s three-pointer from the right wing with 12 seconds to play forced overtime, where No. 8 North Carolina slipped past Miami for an 88-85 victory to extend its winning streak to seven games.

Miami (10-13, 2-9 ACC) had won three of its last four games in Chapel Hill and appeared set to add another upset to its resume after Chris Lykes (27 points) knocked down a three-pointer to give his team a 61-54 lead with 7:34 to play.

Coby White scored 25 of his game-high 33 points after halftime, including five three-pointers in the final 7:03 of regulation, to rally the Tar Heels back into the lead at 71-69 with 2:23 to play. Miami outscored UNC, 8-3, over the next two minutes, capped by Zach Johnson’s 15-footer to give the Hurricanes a 77-74 lead with 21 seconds to play.

On UNC’s final set of regulation, Maye set a screen at the top of the key for White, who fired the ball back to UNC’s All-American on the right wing for the game-tying three-pointer.

Kenny Williams gave UNC (19-4, 9-1 ACC) the lead for good with a three-pointer with 2:08 to play in overtime.

UNC used a trio of 7-0 spurts in the first half to take a 31-30 lead into halftime and led 47-40 with 15:28 to play. The Hurricanes shot 56.7 percent in the second half to build their seven-point lead.

The Tar Heels shot 47.0 percent from the floor, including 50 percent from three-point range (13-of-26), while Miami shot 47.1 percent (45.2% 3FG). UNC outscored its opponent, 19-9, in points off turnovers

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