Duke Blue Devils edge UNC Tar Heels in OT


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Submitted: Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:39am By:

DURHAM, NC (AP) — By JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer

Quinn Cook scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina 92-90 in overtime on Wednesday night.

In a thriller befitting college basketball’s fiercest rivalry, the Blue Devils (23-3, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) let an early 13-point lead slip away and trailed by 10 with less than four minutes left in regulation before rallying. They sent it into OT and won their ninth in 12 in the series.

Tyus Jones had 22 points, Justise Winslow added 16 points and Jahlil Okafor had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Duke.

Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson each scored 18 points to lead North Carolina (18-8, 8-5). Nate Britt pulled the Tar Heels within two with one free throw with 3.5 seconds left. He missed the second, Marcus Paige raced in and got his hands on the rebound – but Winslow grabbed it as the buzzer sounded.

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