Newest champions: Hurricanes hold off Tar Heels

Mar. 17, 2013 @ 07:03 PM

Miami's rise to the top of the ACC is complete.
The Hurricanes claimed their first ACC Tournament championship Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum, knocking off North Carolina 87-77.
UNC, meanwhile, was attempting to claim the program's 18th ACC Tournament title.
Shane Larkin posted 28 points and Trey McKinney Jones added 20 for Miami to counter the 28-point effort by UNC's P.J. Hairston.
Now the focus shifts to the NCAA Tournament, where all three Triangle teams will be in action Friday. The Tar Heels (24-10) will face Villanova in the first round in Kansas City, Duke heads to Philadelphia for its opener against Albany and N.C. State has a showdown with Temple in Dayton, Ohio.