No. 1 UNC Survives Battle With Va. Tech

Texas gets shot at Kansas, Wisconsin reaches Big Ten final
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 15, 2008 7:41 PM CDT
North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough (50) dunks during the first half of their 68-66 win over Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference today.    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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(Newser) – Virginia Tech led almost the entire way today, but all that counted were the final .08 seconds in North Carolina's 68-66 ACC win, reports the Associated Press. Tyler Hansbrough scored off an offensive rebound with that much time left to lift the No. 1 Tar Heels into the conference final tomorrow against Clemson, which upset No. 7 Duke 78-74. In other Top 25 action:

  • No. 6 Texas will get a third straight shot at Kansas in the Big 12 final after a 77-49 win over Oklahoma. The Longhorns, who have lost the past two seasons to the Jayhawks in the title game, were led by AJ Abrams 24 points
  • Brian Butch led No. 8 Wisconsin into the Big Ten final with 19 points in a 65-63 win over Michigan State. The Badgers will play Illinois, which beat Minnesota.
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