Tar Heels work overtime to stay unbeaten…’ Nova, WVU win Big East battles

UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked North Carolina survived a big-time scare to stay undefeated at the start of the Atlantic Coast Conference season.

Wayne Ellington’s 3-pointer with four-tenths of a second left in overtime lifted the top-ranked Tar Heels to a 90-88 victory over 19th-ranked Clemson. Ellington finished with a career-high 36 points.

Only moments earlier, Clemson freshman Demontez Stitt had hit two foul shots with 13.9 seconds to go that put the Tigers ahead, 88-87.

K.C. Rivers led Clemson with 24 points, but failed to score in overtime.

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