SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Highly regarded college basketball prospect Zion Williamson is going to Duke. Williamson is a 6-foot-5, 275-pound forward from Spartanburg who was the nation's second-rated high school player by ESPN. Williamson selected the Blue Devils from his finalists of Clemson, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. Williamson would give Duke the three highest-rated prospects according to ESPN, along with No. 1 rated R.J. Barrett and third-rated Cam Reddish.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Grayson Allen scored 16 points while fifth-ranked Duke shot 52 percent in Saturday's 81-54 win against Pittsburgh. Allen had struggled with his shooting in Atlantic Coast Conference play but hit four 3-pointers against the Panthers. Freshman Wendell Carter Jr. added 21 points on 9-for-10 shooting for the Blue Devils, who cruised to a second easy win against the Panthers in 10 days.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina guard Joel Berry II says official Ted Valentine has apologized for turning his back on the Tar Heels star earlier this month. Valentine on Saturday worked his first North Carolina game since his gesture at Florida State on Jan. 3. During that game, Berry protested a no-call against the Seminoles and Valentine responded by turning his back on him. Berry says Valentine apologized and he accepted the apology.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Lamonte Turner matched his career high with 25 points, and No. 21 Tennessee pounded the ball inside to get past South Carolina 70-63. With the scored tied at 59, Turner made a short jumper and found Admiral Schofield in the corner for a 3-pointer on a fast break, and Tennessee led the rest of the way. The Volunteers snapped a three-game losing streak to the Gamecocks.
DETROIT (AP) - Elias Lindholm's second goal of the game broke a third-period tie and the Carolina Hurricanes went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1. Lindholm made the most of an increased role, filling in for leading scorer Sebastian Aho in the team's first game without him this season. Aho is out with a concussion and lower-body injury. Lindholm scored on two power plays, and Cam Ward stopped 23 shots for the Hurricanes. Detroit's Tomas Tatar scored and Jimmy Howard had 27 saves.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Jordon Talley nailed a trey and Jaylen Fornes followed with a dunk in the final minute of overtime to give UNC Wilmington enough cushion to hold on for a 73-71 win over Towson. Fornes, who scored seven of his 10 points in the extra period, hit a jumper and a 3-pointer to start overtime.
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