CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Pete Chilcutt's dunk with 1 minute, 2 seconds seconds remaining capped a second-half rally that led No. 9 North Carolina (5-1) to an 84-81 victory last night over previously unbeaten and 18th-ranked Kentucky (4-1).
Both teams came into the game with 1,483 victories, tied for the most in college basketball history. Kentucky blew a 12-point lead built on three-point shooting and watched the Tar Heels whittle away at the gap.
Rick Fox's three-pointer with 1:24 remaining came after Sean Woods missed on a drive and North Carolina trailed, 81-80.
Reggie Hanson missed a short shot in the lane, and in the scramble for the ball, Fox retrieved it near the sideline and saved it to George Lynch, who passed to the wide-open Chilcutt for the dunk.