Marcus Paige scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half and James Michael McAdoo had 20 points, helping No. 18 North Carolina beat No. 11 Kentucky, 82-77, in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday.

J.P. Tokoto added 15 points for the Tar Heels (7-2), who ground out yet another marquee nonconference victory in a first month of the season filled with wild swings. The Heels shot 57 percent after halftime and scored 20 points off turnovers to finally wrestle control of a foul-filled game away from the Wildcats (8-3).

Arizona 72, Michigan 70 - Nick Johnson made six free throws over the final 25 seconds, and the top-ranked Wildcats (11-0) held on after rallying from an 11-point deficit in the second half to beat the Wolverines (6-4) in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Ohio State 79, North Dakota State 62 - LaQuinton Ross and Lenzelle Smith Jr. each scored 18 as the No. 3 Buckeyes (10-0) topped the Bison (7-4) in Columbus, Ohio.

Wisconsin 86, Eastern Kentucky 61 - Ben Brust scored 20 points as the No. 4 Badgers (12-0) eased by the Colonels (7-4) in Madison, Wis.

Michigan State 67, Oakland (Mich.) 63 - Keith Appling scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half and Adreian Payne had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the No. 5 Spartans (8-1) survived a scare against the host Golden Grizzlies (2-9) in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Louisville 79, Western Kentucky 63 - Russ Smith had 14 points and 10 assists and the No. 6 Cardinals (9-1) shot 69 percent from the field in the second half to pull away from the visiting Hilltoppers (5-4).

Princeton 81, Penn State 79 - Will Barrett (Central Bucks South) poured in 24 points as the Tigers (8-1) edged the Nittany Lions (8-4) in overtime in State College, Pa.

D.J. Newbill (Strawberry Mansion) and Tim Frazier each had 24 points for Penn State.

Rutgers 89, UNC-Greensboro 72 - Myles Mack had 21 points to lift the Scarlet Knights (5-7) over the Spartans (5-6) in Piscataway, N.J.

Local

Philadelphia U. 85, Goldey-Beacom 77

- Nick Schlitzer scored 24 points as the host Rams (7-3, 4-1 CACC) got by the visiting Lightning (4-4, 2-2). Donte McGill had 21 points off the bench for Goldey-Beacom.

Holy Family 75, Wilmington 66 - Ervin Ezell (Deptford) had 27 points and the Tigers (6-4, 1-1 CACC) defeated the Wildcats (4-8, 1-3) in Newark, Del.

Albright 78, Widener 74 - Sam Marella had 18 points as the Lions (3-4, 2-2 Commonwealth) stunned the Pride (6-3, 1-2) in Reading. Widener's Greg Lawson (Medford Tech) had 14 points and 12 boards.