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Tar Heels stun Mississippi State

Drew makes layup with 2 seconds left

Thanks to a Larry Drew II layup with two seconds remaining, No. 4 seed North Carolina stunned No. 1 seed Mississippi State Saturday 76-74 in Starkville, Miss.

Junior Will Graves paced the Tar Heels with 17 points, including a banked 3-pointer to propel UNC in the lead with less than one minute remaining.

North Carolina led by as many as eight points in the first half, but the Bulldogs quickly erased that thanks to their quartet of players averaging in double figures.

With the win, UNC advances to the third round of the National Invitational Tournament, where it will either face N.C. State or UAB.

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