MIAMI, Sporting Alert – OG Anunoby had 16 points to lead all five starters in double-figure scoring and No. 13 Indiana upset No. 3 North Carolina 76-67 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night.
Besides Indiana, the following are all the teams collecting wins in the AP Top 25 scores on Wednesday.
The were victories as well for No. 6 Virginia, No. 9 Baylor, No. 11 UCLA, No. 12 Saint Mary’s, No. 14 Louisville, No. 16 Arizona and No. 23 Oregon.
Indiana Stunned North Carolina
In the highlighted game of the evening, the Hoosiers (5-1) beat the Tar Heels for their second win again an AP third team this early term after topping then-No. 3 Kansas in their season opener.
Forward Anunoby played 27 minutes and led the balanced attack for Indiana, which collected 14 points and nine rebounds from James Blackmon Jr. and 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals from Thomas Bryant.
Robert Johnson added 11 points, six boards and three steals and Josh Newkirk finished with 10 points for the Hoosiers, who shot 48-percent from the floor.
Justin Jackson led North Carolina with 21 points on 7 of 13 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds.
Kennedy Meeks was the only other player to reach double-digit scoring, while star guard Joel Berry II was held to just eight points on 3 of 13 shooting with eight assists for the Tar Heels (7-1) who were handed their first loss of the season.
Indiana jumped out to a 28-11 lead and went into the interval leading 41-29.
“One team really played right from the get-go and the other team did not, and that was us,” coach Roy Williams said.
“We weren’t ready for the intensity, the enthusiasm, anything that you want to talk about in the first half.”
Virginia Pushed By Ohio State
Meanwhile, senior point guard London Perrantes scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half to help No. 6 Virginia rally past Ohio State 63-61 another ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night.
The Cavaliers (7-0) trailed 36-24 at halftime, but outscored the Buckeyes 39-25 in the second to seal the win.
After trailing throughout the contest and by as many as 16 points, Virginia tied the game at 55-55 when Perrantes made a 3-pointer with 3:51 left.
The two sides wrestled for the advantage in the closing three minutes before the Cavaliers took the lead for good, at 59-57, with 1:58 remaining.
Devon Hall added 12 points in the win for the Virginia, which shot just 37.5 percent.
Jae’Sean Tate led Ohio State with 14 points and JaQuan Lyle added 12 points and five assists.
The unranked Buckeyes (6-1) were losing for the first time this season.
“I hope we take a lot from it because I told them after the game, `We’re close, but we’re not there yet,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said.
In other AP Top 25 scores on the night, No. 9 Baylor crushed Sam Houston State, 79-45, No. 11 UCLA beat UC Riverside 98-56, and the 12th ranked Saint Mary’s secured a 66-51 win over Stanford.
Elsewhere in AP Top 25 results, No. 14 Louisville, No. 16 Arizona and No. 23 Oregon all picked up wins on the night.
AP Top 25 Scores
November 30, 2016
No. 13 INDIANA 76, No. 3 NORTH CAROLINA 67
No. 7 VIRGINIA 63, OHIO ST. 61
No. 9 BAYLOR 79, SAM HOUSTON ST. 45
No. 11 UCLA 98, UC-RIVERSIDE 56
No. 12 SAINT MARY’S 66, STANFORD 51
No. 14 LOUISVILLE 71, No. 15 PURDUE 64
No. 16 ARIZONA 85, TEXAS SOUTHERN 63
No. 23 OREGON 93, W. OREGON 54