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Johnson paces Tar Heels' rout

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Brice Johnson had 16 points and 16 rebounds to help No. 7 North Carolina roll past UNC Greensboro 96-63 on Monday night in its final nonconference game.

Marcus Paige added 14 points for the Tar Heels (11-2), who took a double-digit lead by midway through the first half and led by 19 by halftime — though they had some trouble putting the game out of reach against the Spartans (4-8). UNC led by at least 11 points throughout the second half though it didn't land a finishing blow until a 9-0 burst in the final 8 minutes stretched the lead.

Francis Alonso scored 11 of his 17 points after halftime to help UNCG hang around.

No. 9 BUTLER 92, IUPUI 54: At Indianapolis, Kelan Martin scored 19 points and Roosevelt Jones had 17 points and five steals for Butler. The Bulldogs (11-1) have won eight straight since a November loss to Miami. They are 7-0 at home this season. IUPUI (4-11) was led by Darell Combs with 11 points and T.J. Henderson with 10, not nearly enough against Butler's up-tempo offense.

No. 15 DUKE 105, ELON 66: At Durham, N.C., freshman Brandon Ingram matched a season high with 26 points for Duke. Ingram had 11 rebounds while freshman Luke Kennard added 18 points and Grayson Allen and Matt Jones had 17 apiece for the Blue Devils (10-2). They shot 58 percent in the first half, led by 30 points after just over 13 minutes and put up 70 points at halftime — just the third time in school history they scored that many in a half — while reaching 100 for the second time this season.

No. 16 VILLANOVA 77, PENN 57: At Villanova, freshman Jalen Brunson scored 22 points to lead Villanova. The Wildcats (10-2) scored the first 14 points and led 30-3, cruising in their final game before the Big East opener Thursday against No. 6 Xavier. The undefeated Musketeers will surely prove a tougher test than the overwhelmed Quakers (5-7). The Wildcats have won 13 straight games in the Big 5, round-robin play among five Philadelphia Division I basketball teams that dates to 1955.

No. 21 UTAH 115, COLLEGE OF IDAHO 74: At Salt Lake City, Dakarai Tucker and Kyle Kuzma both scored 17 points to help Utah survive an early scare. Jakob Poeltl made all six of his field goal attempts on his way to 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Utes (11-2). Brandon Taylor scored 15 points and Lorenzo Bonam added 12 in the final tuneup for Pac-12 play, which begins later this week with three straight road games.

North Carolina's Brice Johnson (11) shoots over UNC Greensboro's Kayel Locke during the first half of in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS