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Cold-shooting Louisville loses to North Carolina

No. 14 Louisville (24-8) shot just 4-for-22 from three-point range in its ACC tournament debut, losing 70-60 to No. 19 North Carolina (23-10) in the ACC tournament quarterfinals in Greensboro, N.C. Kennedy Meeks, who missed the Tar Heels' tournament opener on Wednesday because of illness and a fever, played 19 minutes off the bench.

• OTHER ACC GAMES: Apple Valley's Tyus Jones had seven points, eight assists and one turnover in his ACC tournament debut as the Blue Devils (29-3) beat North Carolina State 77-53. ... No. 3 Virginia is 29-2 for the second time in school history after a 58-44 win over Florida State. The only other time the Cavaliers were 29-2 was in 1981-82 with Ralph Sampson. ... Miami (21-12) turned an 18-point halftime deficit into a 51-49 lead with 6:30 left before losing to No. 11 Notre Dame (27-5) 70-63.

• 'NOVA HITS 17 THREES: Big East Sixth Man of the Year Josh Hart scored 20 points, and No. 4 Villanova beat Marquette 84-49 in the Big East quarterfinals in New York. The Wildcats (30-2) won their 13th straight to match the most wins in school history. They made 17 of 29 three-point attempts. It was the worst loss ever for Marquette (13-19) in a Big East tournament game. Villanova next will play Providence, which beat St. John's 74-57. LaDontae Henton had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Kris Dunn had 17 points and 11 assists to lead the Friars (22-10).

• AUBURN UPSETS TEXAS A&M: Auburn rallied from 10 points down at halftime to upset Texas A&M (20-11) 66-59 in the second round of the SEC tournament in Nashville. The Tigers (14-19), who won

only four conference games all season, have won consecutive tournament games for the first time since 2000.

• STRANGEST ENDING OF THE DAY: Tyrone Johnson's three free throws with 0.7 seconds left gave South Carolina (17-15) a 60-58 victory over Mississippi in the SEC tournament. Jarvis Summers' four-point play had put the Rebels ahead 58-57.

• KANSAS SURVIVES: Kelly Oubre Jr. scored a career-high 25 points and ninth-ranked Kansas beat TCU 64-59 in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals in Kansas City, Mo. The Jayhawks (25-7) reached 25 wins for the 10th straight year. Kansas was hopeful that leading scorer Perry Ellis would return from a sprained knee, but the junior forward was still feeling sore after practice Wednesday.

Associated Press