CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sporting Alert — Wendell Moore Jr. delivered the game-winning shot for No. 7 Duke to stun North Carolina 98-96 in overtime time in an exciting rivalry game on Saturday night.
The freshman, who finished with a double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, reacted first to scored on a putback as time expired, following an off-balance jumper missed attempt by Tre Jones.
Duke trailed 13 points in the final 4 1/2 minutes of regulation, but rallied to force overtime with Jones hit a big-time jumper on a challenged at the buzzer.
The Blue Devils (20-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) collected 28 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals from Jones, while Cassius Stanley added 22 points and six rebounds.
According to ESPN Stats and Information, Jones is the first player to finish “with 28 points, five rebounds and five assists in the Duke-UNC rivalry since Michael Jordan on Jan. 22, 1983.”
Vernon Carey Jr. ended with 18 points and six boards before fouling out late the second half for Duke, which shot 42.5 percent from the field.
Cole Anthony scored 24 points with 11 rebounds to lead North Carolina (10-13, 3-9), which was in total control of this game until the final two minutes of regulation when the visitors took over.
The Tar Heels dominated the boards 51-42 and 52.2 percent from the floor, but missed key free throws down the stretch and failed to make clutch plays to close.