Dexter Strickland added a season-high 16 points for North Carolina (10-3), which led by 15 points in the first half and by 9 at the break. But North Carolina had to turn away a second-half surge by UNLV (11-2) to earn the program’s 63d straight home win against nonconference opponents. Hairston started in place of second-leading scorer Reggie Bullock, who sat out with a mild concussion suffered in Thursday’s practice.
N.C. State 84, Western Michigan 68 — C.J. Leslie scored all of his 19 points in the final 23 minutes and Richard Howell added 18 on 8-of-8 shooting to lead the No. 23 Wolfpack (10-2) past the visiting Broncos (8-5) for their sixth straight win.
Kansas State 52, Missouri-KC 44 — Rodney McGruder scored 17 points, Thomas Gipson had 13 points and six rebounds, and the No. 25 Wildcats (10-2) struggled to get past past the visiting ’Roos (4-9).