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APPALACHIAN ST-TROY Varnado has 21 points, 12 boards, Troy beats App State 76-66 TROY, Ala. (AP) -- Jordon Varnado scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help Troy beat Appalachian State 76-66 on Monday night. App State made the first basket of the second half to take a 34-33 lead but Troy scored 14 of the next 16 points for an 11-point lead. Juan Davis Jr.

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App State, UNC announce 3-game football series

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Appalachian State and North Carolina will play a three-game series beginning in 2019. Mountaineers athletic director Doug Gillin on Monday announced a series with games in Chapel Hill in 2019 and 2023 and in Boone in 2022. The Tar Heels will become the third Atlantic Coast Conference opponent to visit Appalachian State in a seven-year period.

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T25-VIRGINIA-NORTH CAROLINA Jackson, No. 10 Tar Heels roll past No. 14 Cavaliers 65-41 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Justin Jackson scored 20 points to help Number 10 North Carolina beat Number 14 Virginia 65-41 Saturday night, keeping the Tar Heels alone in first in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Kennedy Meeks had all of his 13 points and seven rebounds after halftime for the Tar Heels (23-5, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Nigel Williams-Goss had 18 points and seven assists as No. 1 Gonzaga beat Pacific 82-61 on Saturday to remain the only undefeated team in Division I. Johnathan Williams had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and five players scored in double figures for Gonzaga (28-0, 16-0 West Coast), whose 28-game winning streak is the longest in the nation.

Jackson, No. 10 Tar Heels roll past No. 14 Cavaliers 65-41

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina managed to speed up the tempo on Virginia's methodical offense and kept the pressure on a defense that came in surrendering the fewest points in the nation. The result was the 10th-ranked Tar Heels maintaining their grip on first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference -- and doing it in impressively lopsided fashion despite playing a pace far slower than they'd prefer.

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NC STATE-GOTTFRIED NC State: Gottfried won't return as men's basketball coach RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State says men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried won't return for a seventh season but will coach the remainder of this season. The school announced the decision Thursday, less than a day after the Wolfpack fell by 24 points to 10th-ranked rival North Carolina in the team's sixth straight loss as a once-promising season continues to unravel. N.C.

Virginia-UNC game highlights busy ACC weekend

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 14 Virginia at No. 10 North Carolina. The schedule gets noticeably tougher for the first-place Tar Heels (22-5, 10-3), who first must face the Cavaliers (18-7, 8-5) in the ACC's only matchup of ranked teams this weekend. Then, North Carolina plays host to No.

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NBA-SCHEDULE Korver rains 3s on Pacers UNDATED (AP) -- Kyle Korver is picking up where Kevin Love left off as the Cleveland Cavaliers try to cope without one of their All-Star forwards. Korver nailed six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points as the Cavs won for the seventh time in eight games, 113-104 against Indiana.

No. 10 North Carolina rolls past rival NC State 97-73

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Tenth-ranked North Carolina walked into rival North Carolina State's arena and did everything it was supposed to do. The Tar Heels dominated the paint. They controlled the glass. They shot the ball well and took the crowd out of it early.

No. 10 UNC gets Hicks back for NC State; Williams sidelined

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina senior forward Isaiah Hicks will start Wednesday night's game at rival North Carolina State after battling a hamstring issue, but the Tar Heels won't have sophomore starter Kenny Williams III due to a knee injury. Hicks missed last week's loss at Duke and was considered a gametime decision, but he went through pregame warmups and was listed on the pregame list of starters.

Hicks, Williams facing injuries for No. 10 Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Tenth-ranked North Carolina is uncertain whether forward Isaiah Hicks or guard Kenny Williams III will be ready for Wednesday night's game at rival North Carolina State due to injuries. Hicks, a senior starter, missed last week's loss at Duke due to a hamstring injury. The school said Tuesday that Hicks went through practice in the afternoon and is a game-time decision.

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TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 14 Virginia meets 2 top ACC offenses

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- No. 14 Virginia's traditionally strong defense will get a challenge this week against some of the Atlantic Coast Conference's best offenses. The Cavaliers face No. 10 North Carolina and No. 12 Duke in two of the top games in the week ahead for teams in the AP Top 25.

Athletes in ACC urge lawmakers for repeal of NC's LGBT law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Four athletes from North Carolina's Atlantic Coast Conference schools have written a letter urging state lawmakers to repeal a law that limits the protections of LGBT people. The letter was signed by North Carolina fencer Ezra Baeli-Wang, Duke football player Chris Taylor, North Carolina State diver Gabi McDermott and Wake Forest men's golfer Tanner Owen. They're members of the ACC's student-athlete advisory committee.