Scores

Final

Miami (FL) 62

(18-11, 4-11 ACC)

North Carolina 69

(16-14, 5-10 ACC)

8:00 PM ET, March 2, 2010

Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1 2 T
MIA 26 3662
UNC 36 3369

Top Performers

Miami (FL): D. Scott 29 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

North Carolina: M. Ginyard 12 Pts, 12 Reb, 5 Ast

Tar Heels beat Hurricanes to reach 2,000 wins

Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Deon Thompson scored 14 points in his final home game to help North Carolina hold off Miami 69-62 on Tuesday night and become just the second team in NCAA history with 2,000 victories.

Fellow senior Marcus Ginyard added 12 points as the Tar Heels (16-14, 5-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) won consecutive games for the first time in 2010. Coming off a surprise win at Wake Forest, North Carolina got off to a fast start against the Hurricanes and then used a 13-0 first-half run to go ahead for good.

Hitting the 2,000-win mark provided an achievement in an otherwise frustrating centennial season for North Carolina, though Kentucky already reached that milestone in December. No. 2 Kansas has 1,997 victories heading into Wednesday's game against No. 5 Kansas State.

The Hurricanes (18-11, 4-11) made the Tar Heels work for it, cutting an 18-point deficit to one in the final 3½ minutes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MIA
UNC
Points 62 69
FG Made-Attempted 23-66 (.348) 23-57 (.404)
3P Made-Attempted 8-34 (.235) 6-18 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 17-23 (.739)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 16

2009-10 Season

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