Kennedy Meeks scored 12 of his 16 points after halftime to help No. 15 North Carolina pull away to a win at Wake Forest, 87-71, on Wednesday night.
Brice Johnson had 19 points as the other half of a two-headed inside attack that helped the Tar Heels (15-4, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) score 50 points in the paint on the way to their fourth straight league win.
Freshman Justin Jackson added 17 points as the Tar Heels shot 69 percent (18-for-26) after halftime and 60 percent for the game.
The Tar Heels led 40-34 at halftime, but Meeks scored three straight baskets out of the break to push the lead to double digits and put UNC in firm control.
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Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 20 points to lead the Demon Deacons (9-10, 1-5), who had played tough at home in losses to highly ranked Duke and Louisville earlier this month.
No. 14 Wichita State 76, Missouri State 53: Ron Baker made five three-pointers and finished with 15 points to lead Wichita State at Springfield, Mo.
Tekele Cotton and Fred VanVleet also scored 15 apiece for the Shockers (17-2, 7-0 Missouri Valley Conference), who have won 25 consecutive conference games dating to last year. VanVleet had seven assists.
No. 20 Northern Iowa 66, Indiana State 60: Matt Bohannon scored 17 points, Seth Tuttle had 16 and host Northern Iowa held off Indiana State for its sixth straight victory.
The Panthers (17-2, 6-1 Missouri Valley Conference) blew a 10-point lead before rallying for their 13th consecutive home win.
Indiana State (9-10, 5-2) went on an 11-0 run to jump ahead 47-46 with 6:40 left.
No. 21 Baylor 81, Huston-Tillotson 61: Rico Gathers set career highs with 25 points and a Big 12-record 28 rebounds, and host Baylor finally pulled away in the second half for a win over NAIA school Huston-Tillotson.
With their two senior starters both getting a night off, the Bears (14-4) trailed by as many as nine points early. They led 37-36 at halftime only after Taurean Prince's buzzer-beating three-pointer.
Shai Fields had 27 points with five three-pointers for the Rams (3-13).
Texas A&M 62, Missouri 50: Host Texas A&M overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Missouri.
The Aggies were led by Jalen Jones and Danuel House with 16 points each, while Wes Clark paced the Tigers with a game-high 18.
The Aggies (12-5, 3-2 SEC) held a 37-24 rebounding advantage over the Tigers (7-11, 1-4) and shot 15-for-20 (75 percent) from the free-throw line.
Transylvania 90, Franklin College 78: Sophomore Alex Jones scored a career-high 40 points to go with nine assists, and Transy shot 64 percent in the home win. Jones scored 28 points in the second half for the Pioneers (7-9, 4-5 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference).
Delaware 84, William & Mary 80: Omar Prewitt (Montgomery County) led William & Mary with a career-best 30 points, but the visitors blew a 16-point, second half lead.
No. 2 UConn 100, UCF 45: In Orlando, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Connecticut won its 16th straight game.
The Huskies (17-1, 7-0 American Athletic Conference) reached 100 points for the second time this season.