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Johnson leads No. 12 UNC past No. 4 Zags

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina made shot after shot, finally backing its Hall of Fame coach's claim that he has a sharp-shooting bunch. And when they did miss, the Tar Heels relentlessly flew to the rim to pursue the ball for another chance.

Saving all that for a highly ranked opponent in a marquee nonconference game will only help with confidence, too.

Cameron Johnson had 25 points and six 3-pointers to lift No. 12 UNC over No. 4 Gonzaga 103-90 on Saturday night, a strong performance for a team that had flopped in a previous measuring-stick nonconference game.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas9-0
2 Duke9-1
3 Tennessee8-1
4 Gonzaga9-2
5 Michigan11-0
6 Virginia9-0
7 Nevada11-0
8 Auburn9-1
9 Michigan State8-2
10 Florida State8-1
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas9-0
2 Oklahoma9-1
3 Tennessee8-1
4 Nevada11-0
5 Buffalo10-0
6 Gonzaga9-2
7 Michigan11-0
8 Wisconsin9-2
9 Michigan State8-2
10 Duke9-1
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