Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining to help No. 19 North Carolina stun No. 3 Virginia, 71-67, on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals in Greensboro, N.C.
Paige also hit a shot to beat the clock in the final minute, helping the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (24-10) hold off the top seed.
Freshman Justin Jackson scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Tar Heels, who led by 13 points before all-ACC guard Malcolm Brogdon (25 points) singlehandedly brought the Cavaliers (29-3) back.
Notre Dame 74, Duke 64 - Bonzie Colson scored 17 points, and the No. 11 Fighting Irish beat the No. 2 Blue Devils (29-4) in the semifinals.
Third-seeded Notre Dame (28-5) will face North Carolina on Saturday night in the title game.
Purdue 64, Penn State 59 -
A.J. Hammons scored 23 points, and the seventh-seeded Boilermakers (21-11) wore down the Nittany Lions in a quarterfinal victory in Chicago.
D.J. Newbill, a senior from Strawberry Mansion, scored 19 points for 13th-seeded Penn State (18-16).
Next for Purdue (21-11): top-seeded Wisconsin.
Wisconsin 71, Michigan 60 - Sam Dekker scored 17 points as the sixth-ranked Badgers (29-3) beat the Wolverines (16-16).
Virginia Commonwealth 70, Richmond 67 -
Melvin Johnson scored 23 points as the fifth-seeded Rams (24-9) beat the fourth-seeded Spiders (19-13) in the quarterfinals in New York.
Dayton 75, St. Bonaventure 71 - Jordan Sibert scored nine of the last seven points for second-seeded Dayton (24-7) to help the Flyers beat the seventh-seeded Bonnies (18-13).
Kentucky 64, Florida 49 -
Aaron Harrison and Karl-Anthony Towns each scored 13 points in the No. 1 Wildcats' win over the Gators (16-17) in the SEC quarterfinals in Nashville. Kentucky (32-0) plays Auburn in the semis.
Auburn 73, LSU 70 - KT Harrell scored 15 consecutive points, including a three to force overtime, as the No. 13 seed (15-10) upset the No. 4-seeded Tigers (22-10).
Delaware State 63, North Carolina Central 57 -
Amere May scored 27 points as the fifth-seeded Hornets (18-16) stunned the top-seeded Eagles (25-7) in the semis in Norfolk, Va. Saturday, Delaware State faces sixth-seeded Hampton, which beat No. 2 Norfolk State, 75-64.
Delaware 55, Drexel 48 - After two regular-season losses to the No. 2-seeded Dragons (20-10), the No. 7 Blue Hens retaliated with a CAA quarterfinal win at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md.
Sarah Curran (12 points) led the Dragons. Courtni Green paced Delaware (15-16) with 13 points. Saturday, the Blue Hens face Hofstra, a 64-51 winner over William & Mary.
Holy Family 84, Adelphia 79 -
The Tigers, seeded eighth in the East Regional, stunned the top-seeded Panthers in a quarterfinal in Garden City, N.Y. Jill Conroy scored a career-high 23 points against the hosts (28-4). Erin Fenningham (St. Basil) added 21.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, the Tigers (21-10) face No. 4 seed Stonehill, an 80-66 winner over No. 5 Queens.