RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Marcus Paige hit a driving basket with 0.9 seconds left to cap a career night and help No. 19 North Carolina beat North Carolina State 85-84 in overtime on Wednesday.
Paige finished with 35 points - 31 after halftime - and seven 3-pointers for the Tar Heels (21-7, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won the 10th straight. UNC needed every bit of that production to outlast the Wolfpack (17-11, 7-8) and league-leading scorer T.J. Warren, who had a career-high 36 points in a losing effort.
The Tar Heels were down 11 points in the first half and by six with 2 minutes left in overtime, , but clawed back to win in a classic finish between nearby rivals.