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COL BKB: North Carolina 82, Richmond 72

Nov. 23, 2013 at 5:24 PM   |   Comments

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Marcus Paige scored 26 points Saturday to lead 19th-ranked North Carolina to an 82-72 win over Richmond in the Hall of Fame Tip-off tournament.

The semifinal victory puts North Carolina (3-1) into Sunday's finals against second-ranked and defending national champion Louisville.

All six of Paige's field goals came from beyond the 3-point arc. He also sank eight free throws.

Brice Johnson converted eight free throws and finished with 24 points.

Cedrick Lindsa led Richmond (3-2) with 29 points. Kendall Anthony scored 13.

North Carolina led 36-33 at halftime and pulled away with an 8-0 run late in the second half.

Louisville beat Fairfield 71-57 in Saturday's second semifinal game.

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