UNDATED (AP) — No. 18 North Carolina against rival North Carolina State is the marquee game during Week 13 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina had already clinched the Coastal Division title when it lost to Georgia Tech last week. Facing N.C. State might keep the Tar Heels focused on the game at hand. N.C. State has climbed as high as No. 10 in the AP Top 25. The Wolfpack's defense is tied for 15th nationally and is allowing just 18.7 points per game. The Tar Heels are tied for eighth nationally in offense, averaging 492.7 yards behind redshirt freshman quarterback Drake Maye.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — First-year guard Gradey Dick scored a season-high 25 points to help No. 3 Kansas beat North Carolina State 80-74 in the Battle 4 Atlantis opener. It gave coach Bill Self a successful return to the bench after a four-game suspension. Dick had 18 points on six 3-pointers in the first half before going 1 for 8 from the field after halftime. Kansas led 39-31 at halftime but had to grind this one out to the final minutes. Casey Morsell scored 21 points to lead the Wolfpack, while Terquavion Smith added 19 points.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Cameron Hildreth scored 19 points to lead six in double figures and Wake Forest rolled to a 103-71 victory over winless South Carolina State. Wake Forest (5-1) bounced back from its only loss this season, a 77-75 overtime defeat to LMU at the Jamaica Classic Championship. The Demon Deacons shot 68% (36 of 53) from the floor and made 24 of 31 free throws against South Carolina State. Lesown Hallums scored 14 points for South Carolina State (0-6), which also had six score in double figures.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Nijel Pack scored 23 points, Norchad Omier posted his 38th career double-double and Miami beat St. Francis Brooklyn 79-56. Pack was 9-of-13 shooting with a trio of 3-pointers. Omier had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Isaiah Wong added 10 points after the pair were named to the 40-player Lute Olson Player of the Year watch list on Tuesday. Miami shot 52%, scored 26 points off 19 turnovers including 13 steals, four by Wong. Tedrick Wilcox Jr. scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Terriers, making 5 of 10 3-point attempts. St. Francis shot just 36%.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart sees a change in Georgia Tech’s play under interim coach Brent Key. If the Yellow Jackets beat the Bulldogs, it could change the direction of a fading state rivalry. No. 1 Georgia will look to cap its second consecutive undefeated regular season when it plays Georgia Tech. Georgia has a four-game winning streak against Georgia Tech and has outscored the Yellow Jackets 180-35 in those four years. Georgia has won 17 of the last 20 games in the series since 2001.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The transfer portal has been kind to Florida State coach Mike Norvell. Florida’s Billy Napier should hope for similar success this offseason. The 16th-ranked Seminoles are likely to start seven transfers on offense when they host the rival Gators on Friday night. The list includes dynamic quarterback Jordan Travis, leading rusher Trey Benson and leading receiver Johnny Wilson. The trio has been the backbone of a team that’s scored at least 38 points in four straight victories. Napier has three portal finds himself, including two who followed the coach from Louisiana, but he's expected to hunt for more in the offseason.

UNDATED (AP) — Syracuse has clinched a spot in the postseason for the first time in four years, and a victory would stop a five-game losing streak and give coach Dino Babers just his second winning regular-season mark in his seven years at the helm. A victory by the Eagles would forge a tie with the Orange at the bottom of the Atlantic Division and make Syracuse just the fourth team to start a season with six wins and finish with six straight losses, joining Miami (Ohio), Illinois, and Baylor. In winning their first six games, the Orange climbed as high as No. 14 in The Associated Press Top 25.

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Kayana Traylor scored 18 points, Elizabeth Kitley had 17 points and 10 rebounds and No. 11 Virginia Tech used a big third quarter to beat Missouri 73-57. Virginia Tech trailed for 17 minutes in the first half, but scored 11 of the opening 13 points after halftime to take a 37-30 lead as Missouri missed its first seven shots. The Hokies led by double digits for the final eight minutes of the game. Georgia Amoore scored 15 points, with six assists, to reach double figures for the fifth straight game for Virginia Tech. Haley Troup scored 21 points for Missouri.

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