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Villanova Eliminated From Tournament After 78-71 Loss To UNC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — P.J. Hairston scored 23 points, James Michael McAdoo added 17 and North Carolina unleashed a flurry of 3-pointers to subdue gritty Villanova 78-71 in the NCAA tournament Friday night, giving coach Roy Williams his 700th career victory.

The never-say-die Wildcats (20-14) erased a 20-point deficit that North Carolina built in the first half and then nearly climbed out of a nine-point hole in the final minutes after the Tar Heels hit three consecutive 3s and once again appeared to take control.

The victory set up a possible dream matchup in the third round for Kansas fans, who have been jamming the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, about 30 minutes from the Jayhawks’ campus. The eighth-seeded Tar Heels (25-10) take on the winner between Western Kentucky and No. 1 seed Kansas, where Williams coached for 15 years and rang up more than 400 wins.

Picking on a season-long weakness for the ninth-seeded Wildcats, North Carolina shot 11 of 21 from 3-point range while getting outrebounded 37-28.

JayVaughn Pinkston had 20 points and Darrun Hilliard scored 18 for Villanova.

After UNC took a seemingly comfortable 65-56 lead on Hairston’s 3-pointer and McAdoo’s jumper, Ryan Arcidiacono answered with Villanova’s second 3-pointer, cutting the lead to 65-59. But Marcus Paige dropped in a short jumper and put the Tar Heels on top 67-59 before a media timeout with 3:03 to go.

A pair of foul shots by Arcidiacono, James Bell’s 3-pointer and Pinkston’s two free throws sliced the lead to 67-66. Paige then drilled a 3 and Hairston completed a three-point play a little while later for a 76-68 lead with 42 seconds left.

Earlier, trying to protect a precarious 54-50 lead over the plucky Wildcats, North Carolina went to its strongest weapon and unleashed 3-pointers on three straight possessions by Hairston, Reggie Bullock and Hairston again.

Shooting from long range, the Tar Heels were openly exploiting a season-long weakness for Villanova, which had struggled with perimeter defense.

Paige had 14 points and Bullock added 15 as Williams also extended his NCAA record of consecutive tournament appearances with at least one win to 21.

Mouphtaou Yarou scored 17 points and Arcidiacono had 10 for Villanova.

A 15-0 run midway through the first half led to a 32-12 North Carolina lead and Williams seemed destined to comfortably cruise to victory No. 700. A jumper by McAdoo gave North Carolina its biggest lead with 7 minutes to go in the half.

But after going without a field goal from the 10:56 mark to 5:16 showing on the game clock, the Wildcats regrouped, pounced on some sudden sloppiness by North Carolina and closed out the half on a 14-3 spree to go into halftime trailing only 37-29.

Then, opening the second half on an 11-3 spurt, they finally caught up when Hilliard’s layup tied it 40-all at the 16:04 mark.

Hilliard’s bucket and Pinkston’s putback gave Villanova a 44-42 lead, its first since it was 4-3. But at the 12:06 mark, Bullock’s third 3-pointer gave North Carolina a 47-45 advantage.

Paige, Hairston and McDonald all hit 3-pointers while the Wildcats were committing five turnovers during North Carolina’s first-half run. After Leslie McDonald took a pass from Bullock and moved in for a layup, Hairston scored on an underhand scoop and McDonald drilled a 3 — putting North Carolina on top 28-11.

Two free throws by McAdoo made it 30-11, then Pinkston and Arcidiacono hit free throws before Pinkston dropped in a jumper to end the Wildcats’ field goal drought.

Pinkston got open for a 12-footer and Hilliard followed with another short jumper, making it 37-23. After a Tar Heels turnover, Tony Chennault kept the spree alive with another bucket.

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Prosecution Rests Case In Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. Lawyers for Dharun Ravi are expected to present an investigator and several character witnesses starting Friday. They'll also have to decide whether Ravi will take the stand. If he testifies, it won't be until at least Monday. Ravi, now 20, is charged with 15 criminal counts, including invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and several crimes related to trying to cover up his actions. His roommate, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, committed suicide on Sept. 22, 2010, just days after the alleged spying and one day after what prosecutors say was an attempt to spy on him again. Ravi is not charged with Clementi's death, though in many ways the suicide lies at the heart of the case. The prosecution has called about 20 witnesses so far in ten days of testimony. On Wednesday, they put on the witness stand a detective who interviewed Ravi on Sept. 23, 2010 after Clementi was believed dead but before Ravi was charged. Jurors saw the nearly hour-long video of the interrogation. Police asked Ravi about his use of the webcam to allegedly spy on Clementi during his romantic encounter with another man. The investigator, Michael Daniewicz, repeatedly accused Ravi of lying about details. And Ravi, for his part, agreed that he had violated his roommate's privacy by going to a friend's room and using her computer to view images from his own webcam, which he had set up to accept webchat requests automatically. Investigator: "Is it safe to say you were invading his privacy?" Ravi: "It is my room also." Investigator: "Did you violate this man's privacy?" Ravi: "Yes." He said he did not see anything graphic and turned the stream off as soon as he realized what was going on. "I didn't realize it was something so private,'' he said. "It was my room, too.'' He said he sent a Twitter post about what he saw, later, "daring'' people to videochat with him two days later during the hours when Clementi had requested the room again. But he said that he didn't mean it. "I said that sarcastically, first of all,'' he said, continuing that he did not want people to watch the feed. Jurors had heard in earlier testimony, though, that Clementi visited Ravi's Twitter page 38 times in the two days before he killed himself and saved a screenshot of that tweet. But Ravi said in the interview that he took steps to keep others from viewing the second dorm-room liaison. "And I turned off my computer,'' he said. "I put it to sleep.'' "Regardless of what I said my computer wasn't accessible,'' he said. Ravi explained that he was also joking when he texted a friend that other Rutgers students were having a "viewing party'' to watch the stream. Ravi said he wanted to protect his roommate. "I'm not trying to hero myself,'' he told the officer. Clementi's mother tried to hold back tears as the video was played for jurors in court. Ravi was arrested days after the interview and has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, saying he was using the webcam to keep an eye on his belongings. Share your thoughts in the comments section… (TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)