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Ohio forward Ivo Baltic looks down during the second half of Friday's NCAA tournament Midwest Regional game against North Carolina. North Carolina won 73-65 in overtime. Jeff Roberson | Ap Photo

North Carolina narrowly avoids upset; Baylor edges Xavier

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Awful all night, Harrison Barnes came through when North Carolina needed him most.

Barnes scored five of his 12 points in overtime and the top-seeded Tar Heels escaped a huge upset with a 73-65 victory over 13th-seeded Ohio on Friday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals.

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