North Carolina pressured Stanford into committing 11 turnovers in the second half, enabling the No. 7 Tar Heels to overcome a five-point deficit and beat the Cardinal, 71-60, Sunday in the championship game of the Red Lobster tournament at Orlando, Fla.
“When we were down with 10 minutes left, I just told them we want to come away with our first championship of the year, and we did,” North Carolina Coach Dean Smith said after his team improved to 9-1 with its seventh consecutive victory.
Hubert Davis started the Tar Heels on a decisive 18-6 run by making a three-point shot from the left corner with 12:45 left.
Rick Fox, voted the most valuable player in the tournament, led the Tar Heels with 20 points.
Adam Keefe scored 20 points for Stanford (7-3).
No. 22 Nebraska 94, Citadel 80--The Citadel pulled to within 75-72 with six minutes left before the Cornhuskers launched a 19-8 run that put the game away at Charleston, S.C.
Rich King scored 18 points for the Cornhuskers (12-1). Todd Holstein led Citadel (2-5) with 21 points.
No. 23 Iowa 104, Chaminade 64--Acie Earl scored 20 points to lead the Hawkeyes to the championship of the Big Isle tournament at Hilo, Hawaii.
Earl had 10 points in the first half as Iowa (11-1) built a 66-34 halftime lead. George Gilmore had 23 points for Chaminade (6-8).
Oklahoma State beat Marquette, 70-43, at Milwaukee as the Cowboys (9-2) held the Warriors (4-4) to their lowest point total since a 51-35 defeat to Notre Dame in the 1958-59 season. . . . Anthony Peeler scored 19 points to lead Missouri (5-4) to a 75-56 victory over Texas Pan American (2-8) at Columbia, Mo.
Ashraf Amaya, playing only 22 minutes because of foul trouble, had 22 points and six rebounds for Southern Illinois (6-2), which defeated Indiana State, 75-62, in a Missouri Valley Conference game at Carbondale, Ill. Eddie Bird led the Sycamores with 15 points.
DePaul (5-5) ended a five-game losing streak by defeating Central Florida, 81-79, in the consolation championship of the Red Lobster tournament at Orlando, Fla. Stephen Howard scored 26 points for the Blue Demons. Central Florida is 5-4. . . . Anthony Douglas scored 17 points as Memphis State (6-4) wore down South Carolina State (3-6) in a 78-58 victory at Memphis, Tenn.
Brian Hendrick scored 27 points as California (4-5) took seventh place in the Rainbow tournament at Honolulu with an 81-64 victory over Iona. . . . Mark Lenoir, playing with a broken left wrist, scored 24 points to give Division II Alaska-Anchorage (10-7) an 86-78 win over Tennessee (6-5) and fifth place in the Rainbow tournament.