PORTLAND, Ore. — Mark Sears had 24 points, five rebounds and five assists, and No. 18 Alabama sent top-ranked UNC to a second straight loss with a 103-101 victory in a quadruple-overtime thriller on Sunday in the third-place game of the Phil Knight Invitational tournament.
Jahvon Quinerly added 21 points off the bench for the Crimson Tide (6-1), who knocked off the top-ranked team for the first time since upsetting Stanford in the 2004 NCAA Tournament.
“I was losing track of how many overtimes we were in there at the end,” Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats said. “A lot of credit to our guys. I thought they showed a lot of character when we could have folded.”
Charles Bediako had 14 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks, while Brandon Miller also scored 14 points.
Caleb Love led the Tar Heels (5-2) with 34 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. Armando Bacot contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds, and RJ Davis had 19 points and nine rebounds in the second four-overtime game in Tar Heels history. The other was a victory over Tulane in 1976.
“At the end of the day, Alabama made one more play than we did,” UNC coach Hubert Davis said. “I walked in the locker room and a number of the guys had their head down and I told them to pick their head up. I’m just as disappointed (as the players) in terms of the final outcome, but I couldn’t be any more proud about the way they competed.”
Bediako gave the Crimson Tide the lead for good on a layup with 26 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime.
The Tar Heels, who lost to Iowa State in the semifinals, led by as much as eight in the second half before Alabama came back to tie it. The Crimson Tide retook the lead on a pair of free throws from Gurley with 2 minutes remaining, and later tied with another free throw from Sears with 51 seconds remaining in regulation.
Alabama starting forward Noah Clowney took a hard fall on a dunk attempt four minutes into the first half and had to be helped off the court. He did not return.
The Crimson Tide were 16 for 38 (42.1%) from 3-point range, with Sears making seven.
The Tar Heels travel to Bloomington to face No. 11 Indiana on Wednesday.
No. 24 Purdue 75, No. 8 Duke 56
PORTLAND, Ore. — Zach Edey and No. 24 Purdue shook off a slow start. When No. 8 Duke tried to rally in the second half, the Boilermakers finished strong.
Edey had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Purdue beat Duke 75-56 on Sunday in the championship game of the Phil Knight Legacy men’s tournament.
Fletcher Loyer scored 18 points for Purdue (6-0), and reserve Caleb Furst finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
“I feel like we weren’t getting the looks we wanted early. As we settled into the game, we kept our poise and kept getting the shots that we wanted,” Edey said. “They were making some tough twos at the beginning of the game, shots we’re OK with all season.”
The 7-foot-4 Edey was 7 for 13 from the field and 7 for 8 at the line. He was named tournament MVP.
“They have the most unique player in the country,” Duke coach Jon Scheyer said of Edey. “He’s a hard guy to prepare for because there’s nobody else like him.”
Duke (6-2) shot 36.2% (21 for 58) from the field. Tyrese Proctor scored 16 points for the Blue Devils. Kyle Filipowski and Jeremy Roach each had 14.
Ethan Morton had a steal and a dunk to help Purdue open a 58-41 lead with 15:37 left in the second half.
Duke countered with an 8-0 run, capped by two foul shots by Dariq Whitehead. But Furst made a layup and a jumper to help hold off the Blue Devils.
A hook by Edey and a 3-pointer by Loyer made it 68-56 with 5:03 remaining.
Duke got off to a 14-7 start before Purdue worked its way back into the game.
“I don’t feel like we came out bad today, but they matched our energy,” Edey said.
A 3-pointer by Brandon Newman pushed the Purdue lead to 46-28. A late run by Duke cut the Boilermakers’ lead to 46-35 at halftime.
Duke hosts Ohio State on Wednesday.
Campbell 87, Stetson 85 (OT)
BUIES CREEK — Joshua Lusane’s career-high 29 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 31 seconds to go, helped Campbell defeat Stetson 87-85 in overtime on Sunday.
Lusane was 11-of-15 shooting, including 2 for 4 from distance, for the Fighting Camels (4-3). Ricky Clemons was 7-of-8 shooting and 7 of 10 from the free-throw line to add 22 points, also a career high. Clemons made 1 of 2 free throws with five seconds left to send the game to overtime and made 1 of 2 with six seconds left in OT to close the scoring. Anthony Dell’Orso finished with 16 points.
Jalen Blackmon led the way for the Hatters (3-2) with 21 points. Stephan D. Swenson added 16 points, six assists and four steals for Stetson. Cyncier Harrison also had 15 points and four assists.
Radford 69, Elon 53
ELON — Josiah Jeffers scored 17 points as Radford beat Elon 69-53 on Sunday.
Jeffers also had six assists for the Highlanders (4-3). DaQuan Smith scored 11 points, shooting 4 for 10, including 3 for 6 from beyond the arc. Shaquan Jules finished with eight points and eight rebounds.
The Phoenix (1-6) were led in scoring by Sean Halloran, who finished with 15 points and four assists. Sam Sherry added 13 points and seven rebounds for Elon.
In addition, Torrence Watson finished with 10 points. The loss was the Phoenix’s sixth in a row.
SFA 75, UNC Greensboro 58
LAVAL, Quebec — Roti Ware scored 17 points as SFA beat UNC Greensboro 75-58 on Sunday.
Ware was 6-of-9 shooting and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line for the Lumberjacks (4-3). Nigel Hawkins added 13 points and seven rebounds. Sadaidriene Hall had 12 points while adding seven rebounds and three steals.
The Spartans (3-4) were led by Keondre Kennedy, who recorded 17 points. Donovan Atwell added 11 points for UNC Greensboro. In addition, Keyshaun Langley had 10 points.