No. 5 North Carolina Beats No. 9 Wisconsin 60-57

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Harrison Barnes scored 10 of his 20 points during the decisive second-half surge to help No. 5 North Carolina rally past No. 9 Wisconsin 60-57 on Wednesday night.

Tyler Zeller added 12 points for the Tar Heels (6-1), who had to show plenty of fight and toughness to outlast the Badgers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Coming off its first loss of the season, North Carolina trailed by five points midway through the second half before going on an 18-5 run that finally put the Tar Heels ahead for good.

Barnes was critical in that run, knocking down two 3-pointers and a jumper. But on a night when their fast-paced attack rarely got out in transition, the Tar Heels only fought off Wisconsin (6-1) after stringing together enough defensive stops and getting enough defensive rebounds to aid their struggling offense.

For the Badgers, almost everything went to plan except for the outcome.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 01:55 PM
    look at all of the jealousy here, wow. #1, #5 who cares? its early in the season. no matter what they are ranked they are still the best team in this part of the world. you people really need hobbies instead of letting your jealousy of UNC eat at you, good luck with that
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      by Anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 at 07:08 AM in reply to
      Well said
  • by wenc on Dec 1, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    The real season starts in March!
  • by D.S. on Dec 1, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    It's early in the season.Time will tell. Quit hating.
  • by Sam's Right on Dec 1, 2011 at 04:23 AM
    I mean, they're not THAT bad, but they're not as good as past "glory years" teams.
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      by FAN on Dec 1, 2011 at 07:03 AM in reply to Sam's Right
      The 2009 team lost 5 games on their way to the NCAA championship. Just sayin.....
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        by David on Dec 3, 2011 at 04:56 AM in reply to FAN
        And started 0-2 in the acc
  • by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 03:26 AM
    It sure did not take them long to drop the Tarheels from 1 to 5, but why have they not changed them Dookies yet. They lost now drop them.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 04:40 AM in reply to
      the polls only come once per week you moron
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        by He's Not A Moron on Dec 1, 2011 at 05:53 AM in reply to
        He educationally challenged...(Where are your manners?)
  • by Sam Location: Fairfield on Dec 1, 2011 at 01:53 AM
    Once again, another year and the TARHOLES suck. This Saturday at Ky, they will get massacured. The Dooookies suck also. Go KY.
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      by Go Away Haters on Dec 1, 2011 at 03:13 AM in reply to Sam
      Sam, a #5 beats a #7 yet they still suck. And what's with the "another year" Man your ears are green with envy. Go Heelsssssss
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        by Dave on Dec 1, 2011 at 06:19 AM in reply to Go Away Haters
        A unranked UNLV beats a #1, yea they suck!
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          by Justin on Dec 1, 2011 at 08:22 AM in reply to Dave
          Beating a top 10 team... does not qualify as suck... I;m sure your team is going to do much better. Haters Hate.
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          by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 08:27 AM in reply to Dave
          Look every team has its losses so you cant say anything! so who are you pulling for cuz im sure they have lost too. so shut your freaking mouth
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      by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 06:11 PM in reply to Sam
      Another year and they suck?..you obviously know nothing about college basketball. UNC is one of the top programs in the history of college basketball. UNC, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA and Syracuse are the winningest programs of all time but you say UNC sucks? When you make comments that do not resemble the truth you are either ignorant or jealous. Which is it?
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