Here is the latest North Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rodney Stuckey scored 15 points off the bench to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 93-74 victory over the Charlotte Hornets last night. Indiana and Charlotte are both making a push for the final spot in this year’s playoffs.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Any other year, this would probably be the premier matchup of the Final Four. On one bench sits top-seeded Duke and its record-setting coach, Mike Krzyzewski. On the other is upstart Michigan State and Tom Izzo, one of the finest coaches in the game come March. But with overall No. 1 seed Kentucky chasing perfection against those loveable goofballs from Wisconsin, the opening game of Saturday night’s national semifinals has an undercard feel. The Blue Devils are trying to take one step closer to their fifth national championship.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Look around the Final Four, and there are a lot of seniors taking charge heading into Saturday’s national semifinals. There’s Wisconsin’s senior quartet led by Frank Kaminsky. There’s Michigan State’s Travis Trice-Branden Dawson duo that pushed a No. 7 seed to yet another final-weekend NCAA Tournament appearance for coach Tom Izzo. This Final Four offers proof that seniors still have a big say in how far their teams go in March.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered and the Miami Marlins beat their Single-A farm team in Greensboro 9-6 yesterday.