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Uncasville, Conn. — Marcus Paige scored 32 points and No. 24 North Carolina broke open a tight game in the second half to upset No. 3 Louisville 93-84 Sunday to win the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.
Brice Johnson added 13 points and Kennedy Meeks had 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Tar Heels (4-1), who lost just a week ago at home to Belmont.
Russ Smith led all scorers with 36 points for Louisville, which came into the game on a school-record 21-game winning streak. Chris Jones added 18 points
Georgetown 84 No. 10 VCU 80
San Juan, Puerto Rico — D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 26 points and Georgetown fought off Virginia Commonwealth in the second half to hang on in the fifth-place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Markel Starks added 23 points, and went 10 for 10 at the free-throw line to help preserve the win. Joshua Smith chipped in 17.
There were 61 fouls called in the game, which lasted nearly three hours
The Rams outran the Hoyas in their previous meeting in the 2011when they blew out the Hoyas in the second round of the NCAA tournament on their way to the Final Four.
No. 1 UConn 88, St. Bonaventure 39
Hartford, Conn. — Kiah Stokes scored a career-high 19 points and Stefanie Dolson added 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the top-ranked Huskies over St. Bonaventure in the final day of the Hall of Fame Classic.
UConn (8-0) won all three games of the round-robin tournament in dominant fashion. The Huskies beat Boston University by 58 points on Friday and Monmouth by 55 on Saturday. The smallest margin of victory this season is 17 over No. 8 Maryland. UConn also beat No. 3 Stanford and No. 14 Penn State both by 19 points.
No. 2 Duke 78 Marquette 61
Milwaukee — Elizabeth Williams scored 23 points and Alexis Jones added 19 as second-ranked Duke remained undefeated.
Marquette (4-1) trailed 33-24 at the half and stayed close early after the break, pulling within 46-38, but Duke scored seven straight, opening a 53-38 lead on Chelsea Gray’s 3-pointer with 13:00 remaining.
Katie Young had 21 points and Katherine Plouffe added 17 for the Golden Eagles.
The Blue Devils (5-0) played without 6-foot-3 senior forward Haley Peters, their leading rebounder, who injured her right knee on Thursday in an 88-69 victory over Vanderbilt.
The Golden Eagles used a 10-point run to take a 19-16 lead midway through the first half, but Duke responded with a 17-2 spurt to go in front 33-21.
Marquette was hampered in the first half by 12 turnovers, which Duke converted into 14 points.
No. 3 Tennessee 84, Oakland 50
Knoxville, Tenn. — Bashaara Graves had 15 points and 11 rebounds while No. 3 Tennessee used a 21-0 run midway through the game to beat winless Oakland 84-50 on Sunday.
The Lady Vols (5-0) remained unbeaten as they head to the Bahamas for the Junkaroo Jam. Tennessee faces Virginia in its opening game Thursday.
Meighan Simmons added 14 points, Ariel Massengale had 13, Isabelle Harrison had 11 and Mercedes Russell scored 10 for Tennessee. Victoria Lipscomb scored 13 for Oakland (0-5).
Oakland outhustled Tennessee at the start of the game and only trailed 28-27 with 2:07 left in the half when Amy Carlton missed a 3-pointer that would have put the Grizzlies ahead. Tennessee’s Jordan Reynolds sank a 3-pointer 10 seconds later to help Tennessee lead 34-27 at halftime. Tennessee then scored the first 15 points of the second half and never looked back.No. 4 Louisville beats Florida State in OT, 69-59
No. 4 Louisville 69, Florida State 59
Louisville, Ky. — Asia Taylor scored six points in overtime along with an assist that helped No. 4 Louisville pull away.
Shoni Schimmel added a 3-pointer en route to a game-high 21 points as the Cardinals (6-0) outscored the Seminoles (4-1) 15-5 in the extra session of a tense game that served as a preview to the schools’ likely rivalry when Louisville joins the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.
FSU rallied from a 46-38 deficit to take a 54-50 lead with 1:14 left in regulation and appeared to be in control before Louisville’s Tia Gibbs made two free throws and Jude Schimmel made a key steal and layup to tie the game with 24.3 seconds left.
Louisville opened overtime with a 10-2 run including Taylor’s baskets and Antonita Slaughter’s layup before Schimmel sealed it with her fifth shot from beyond the arc.