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Paige leads UNC to 82-72 win over Richmond
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Richmond's Trey Davis (5) blocks the shot by North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
November 23, 2013, 2:38 pm

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Marcus Paige scored 26 points and Brice Johnson added 24 to help No. 24 North Carolina bounced back from its first loss of the season with an 82-72 win over Richmond in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.

The Tar Heels (3-1) trailed for much of the first half, before making a run that sent them into halftime with a three-point lead.

They were up 66-62 with just under 4 minutes to play when Richmond's Terry Allen picked up his fourth foul. Johnson hit a put-back that started the run that gave the Tar Heels control of the game. A Paige 3-pointer made it 71-62 and North Carolina held on down the stretch.

Cedrick Lindsay scored 29 points for Richmond. Kendall Anthony added 13.

North Carolina will play the winner of Saturday's second semifinal between No. 3 Louisville and Fairfield in Sunday's final.

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