Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson, left, consoles Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson, center as they sit on the bench with Notre Dame forward Zach Auguste (30) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Washington.  North Carolina defeated Notre Dame 78-47. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Irish annihilated by UNC in ACC semifinals

With Marcus Paige leading the way, No. 7 North Carolina scored 24 consecutive points over a 9 1/2-minute span bridging halftime and easily beat defending champion Notre Dame 78-47 on Friday night for a spot in the ACC Tournament final.

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Saint Francis advances to NAIA Elite Eight

Top-seeded Saint Francis bested Mount Mercy 89-92 on Friday as the Cougars punched their ticket to the Elite Eight at the NAIA DII National Tournament.

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Indiana Tech falls in first round of NAIA tournament

Miles Robinson’s 23 points were not enough on Friday night for Indiana Tech as the Warriors fell to Dakota Wesleyan 93-89 in overtime in the first round of the NAIA Division II National Tournament.

Duke center Marshall Plumlee (40) shoots with North Carolina State forward BeeJay Anya (21), guard Maverick Rowan (24), guard Caleb Martin (14), and forward Abdul-Malik Abu (0) nearby during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Warsaw native Plumlee records double-double in Duke win

A bloodied Marshall Plumlee’s tiebreaking 3-point play with 74 seconds left helped 19th-ranked Duke overcome a second-half deficit against North Carolina State and the reigning NCAA champion edged the Wolfpack 92-89 in the ACC Tournament’s second round Wednesday.

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Former North Side standout McGee honored

The freshman finished his first season with a 14.3 point per game average and shot 40.1 percent from the floor, while draining 34.0 percent of his shots from the arc.