Barnes scores 21 points, No. 1 Tar Heels roll


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 21 points, and P.J. Hairston had 19 to help top-ranked North Carolina beat South Carolina 87-62 on Friday night in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

John Henson had 18 points and eight rebounds, Kendall Marshall finished with 14 assists, six steals and four points, and Tyler Zeller added 12 points for the Tar Heels (5-0).

North Carolina will face UNLV (6-0) in the championship game Saturday night.

RJ Slawson led South Carolina (2-3) with career highs of 13 points, 14 rebounds, and had four blocks. Daimen Leonard and Malik Cooke each had 12 points, and Anthony Gill added 10 points and six rebounds.

South Carolina will play Southern California on Saturday.

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