NCAA Basketball

UNC tops No. 11 FSU, Williams wins 900th

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) It took Walker Kessler one afternoon to go from promising reserve to having North Carolina fans - the first allowed to attend games all year - chanting his name.

He earned it, too, after sparking a turnaround that helped the Tar Heels upset the Atlantic Coast Conference's top team, boost their NCAA Tournament resume and give their Hall of Fame coach a milestone victory.

The 7-foot-1 freshman scored a season-high 20 points to help North Carolina beat No. 11 Florida State 78-70 on Saturday, a game that saw the Tar Heels rally from 16 down on the way to giving Roy Williams his 900th career win.

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1 Gonzaga23-0
2 Baylor18-0
3 Michigan17-1
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5 Alabama18-6
6 Clemson14-5
6 Baylor18-0
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9 Navy13-2
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