J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State, 79-65, Wednesday night in East Lansing, Mich., in the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge, giving the Tar Heels another impressive victory in their inconsistent season.
The Tar Heels (5-2) have been talented enough to defeat the top-ranked Spartans and then-No. 3 Louisville this season, but they also have lost to Belmont and UAB.
Michigan State (7-1) fell to an unranked nonconference team at home for the first time in more than a decade.
The Tar Heels took control from the start, never trailed, and used a 12-1 run to take a 65-52 lead with 6 minutes, 2 seconds left.
Ohio State 76, Maryland 60 - LaQuinton Ross scored 17 of his 20 points in the first half, hitting his first four three-pointers, to lead the No. 5 Buckeyes (7-0) over the visiting Terps (5-3) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
George Washington 93, Rutgers 87 - Myles Mack scored 26 points, and Jerome Seagers added 23, but the visiting Scarlet Knights (4-5) fell to the Colonials (7-1), who were led by Isaiah Armwood's 20 points.
Cabrini 90, Marywood 71 - Fran Rafferty scored 28 points, and the Cavaliers improved to 7-0 (2-0 Colonial States Athletic Conference) with a win over the host Pacers (3-3, 1-1).
Elizabethtown 92, Widener 89 - Rob McPherson scored 31 points, but the Pride (5-2, 0-1 Commonwealth Conference) fell to the host Blue Jays (4-3, 1-1, Tyler Simkiss 30).
Rowan 62, New Jersey City 59 - Guard Tim McDaniels (Lenape) led the Profs (4-3, 1-2 NJAC) with 18 points in the win over visiting NJCU (5-2, 2-1).