North Carolina tops Kentucky in Top-25 battle

Updated: December 14, 2013

Chapel Hill, NC ( – Marcus Paige scored 21 of his 23 points
in the second half as No. 18 North Carolina once again played the role of
giant killer with a 82-77 ousting of 11th-ranked Kentucky at the Smith Center.

James Michael McAdoo contributed 20 points and J.P. Tokoto had 15 on 7-of-10
shooting to help the unpredictable Tar Heels (7-2) to their third signature
non-conference win this season. North Carolina previously knocked off both
defending national champion Louisville and then-No. 1 Michigan State,
along with being handed upset losses by Belmont and UAB.

The inexperienced Wildcats showed their youth in their first true road game of
the season, committing 18 turnovers and 31 fouls while struggling offensively
for much of the game.

Aaron Harrison went 8-for-12 from the field to pace Kentucky (8-3) with 20
points. Twin brother Andrew Harrison recorded 17 along with seven assists,
with James Young netting 16 points in the loss.