Irish pull out a victory at UNC
Zach Auguste's basket off an offensive rebound with 1:07 left helped No. 13 Notre Dame hold off No. 18 North Carolina 71-70 on Monday night in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Auguste's basket got the lead back for the Fighting Irish (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had led by 11 points earlier in the half against the Tar Heels (11-4, 1-1). Then Notre Dame survived two shots by Marcus Paige in the final seconds, the last a desperate three-point heave.
Notre Dame is 3-0 in league play for the first time — Big East or ACC. Auguste finished with 18 points while Pat Connaughton had 16 for the Irish, who shot 46 percent. Paige scored 15.
• SOONERS STOMPING: No. 16 Oklahoma built a huge lead in the first half in dominating No. 10 Texas 70-49 in Austin, the Sooners' third consecutive win in the border rivalry. Oklahoma (11-3, 2-0 Big 12) bolted to a 33-14 lead by halftime. The 14 points set a school record for Texas (12-3, 1-1) for fewest scored in a half in a Big 12 game.
• MOUNTAINEERS POWER THROUGH: Juwan Staten scored 16 points and Devin Williams added 14 to lead No. 14 West Virginia over Texas Tech 78-67 in Lubbock, Texas. The Mountaineers dominated inside, getting 36 points in the paint to 18 for the Red Raiders. West Virginia's full-court pressure caused fits for Texas Tech. The Mountaineers (14-1, 2-0 Big 12) forced the Red Raiders (10-5, 0-2) into 22 turnovers.
•Stanford women's coach Tara VanDerveer, 61, said she suffered a non-displaced fracture in her lower left arm while taking a charge from 6-5 Tess Pickness during practice on New Year's Eve. "I'm too old to be doing this," she said.
•Syracuse center Dajuan Coleman, who had surgery on his left knee nearly a year ago, won't play this season, the school said.