Notre Dame 80, North Carolina 76

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Carolina gave up a 15 point first-half lead and unraveled down the stretch at Notre Dame.

Box Score

Demetrius Jackson scored 19 points, Bonzie Colson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Notre Dame rallied to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76 on Saturday night.

It was the second straight loss for the Tar Heels (19-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

The Irish used an 11-2 run to tie it at 48 on a basket by Jackson with 12:23 left, and the game was close the rest of the way. The Tar Heels closed to 77-76 on a pair of free throws by Marcus Paige with 32 seconds left. But Jackson made a pair of free throws and Steve Vasturia added another to help the Irish hold on.

Zach Auguste added 15 points for the Irish (16-7, 7-4).

Paige broke out of a six-game shooting slump, finishing with 21 points. Brice Johnson had 14 points and 14 rebounds for North Carolina.


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