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North Carolina's Roy Williams relies on experience in reaching 800 wins

Roy Williams has adjusted on the fly and won big with fewer elite recruits -- two big reasons the North Carolina coach rapidly got to 800 wins.

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Bracketology: Time to notice Florida State

A month ago Florida State was a No. 8 seed, just another ACC team filling a line on the bracket. Now, the Seminoles stand atop the best conference in college basketball and are perched as a No. 2 seed.

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn transfer New Williams tells ESPN he has committed to Fresno State.

No. 2 Kansas staves off pesky Iowa State

The Cyclones hung around, but in the end, there was too much Frank Mason III (team-high 16 points) as the Jayhawks won 76-72 to stay perfect in the Big 12.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas has so many options in a tight game. Iowa State answering with deep Burton jumpers won't cut it.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Huge opportunity for Monte Morris in this matchup. Facing one of America's best backcourts. Had a huge summer that elevated his draft stock, but needs a strong Big 12 and postseason to prove he's more than a second-rounder. Scouts loved him at Nike Skills Academy in L.A. He was the best player on the floor.

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Villanova has won 47 straight games at The Pavilion, their longest winning streak there. Villanova has won 15 straight against Seton Hall at The Pavilion. The 46 points allowed is Villanova's fewest allowed in a game this season.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina presented Roy Williams a commemorative jersey with '800' recognizing his milestone win. The Tar Heels beat Syracuse 85-68. Orange coach Jim Boeheim called Williams "one of the best to coach college basketball there should be no doubt about it."

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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse up to 1.04 in points per possession, shooting 75% in second half and still trail North Carolina by 10. Heels at 1.22 ppp shooting 57% in second half

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse up to 1.04 in points per possession, shooting 75% in second half and still trail North Carolina by 10. Heels at 1.22 ppp shooting 57% in second half

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Before taking the court for the second half, Carolina's Kennedy Meeks closed out the players' huddle in the tunnel with a reminder, "800, baby." Roy Williams will likely shrug off the milestone he could reach tonight but it does mean something to the players

Reynolds puts one back authoritatively

Villanova's Darryl Reynolds cleans up this 3-point miss with a monster dunk, which helped the 1st-ranked Wildcats jump out to a 36-23 first half lead over Seton Hall.

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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Crazy stat on North Carolina's Justin Jackson, in games he makes more than one, he's shooting 54% (43-80) but in games he's made one or none he's 11%(4-36) .. so far against the Orange he's 1-4 from 3, but has seven rebounds to go with five points

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse in a nutshell this year: Tyler Lydon didn't get his first touch offensively vs UNC until their fourth possession. He promptly turned the ball over.