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January 26, 2011CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Harrison Barnes sank a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left, and North Carolina overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat the Miami Hurricanes 74-71 Wednesday night.
The Hurricanes have lost their past three games by a total of seven points.
The latest defeat came despite the Hurricanes' scoring 16 consecutive points in the first half.
The Tar Heels (14-5 overall, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won seven consecutive games against Miami (12-8, 1-5).
Barnes sank a 15-footer with 1:09 left to tie the score for the 11th time, at 71, and when the Hurricanes' Reggie Johnson missed an inside shot, the Tar Heels got the ball back.
Following a timeout, Barnes took a pass from Kendall Marshall and swished a shot from the right side. Miami's Malcolm Grant missed a 3-point try with one second left that would have forced overtime.