James Michael McAdoo had 23 points and 10 rebounds and No. 19 North Carolina beat UNC Wilmington 84-51 on Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C., to become the third program to reach 2,100 victories.
Marcus Paige scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half to help the Tar Heels (10-3) shake free from a slow start and blow open the game.
The Tar Heels joined Kentucky and Kansas as the only programs with 2,100 victories heading into Sunday's Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Wake Forest.
Cedrick Williams had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Seahawks (6-9), coached by former UNC player Buzz Peterson.
Ohio State 78, Purdue 69: LaQuinton Ross had 25 points and 12 rebounds, both career bests, and Shannon Scott added a career-high 18 points to lead the visiting No. 3 Buckeyes (14-0, 1-0 Big Ten) over the Boilermakers (10-4, 0-1). Ohio State matched the fourth-best start in school history.
Villanova 76, Butler 73: JayVaughn Pinkston had 22 points and the No. 11 Wildcats (12-1, 1-0) rebounded from their first loss of the season with an overtime victory in Indianapolis in the Big East opener for both teams.
The Bulldogs (10-3, 0-1) were making their debut in their third conference in three seasons.
They left the Horizon League after 2011-12 and played in the Atlantic 10 last season.
Louisville 90, UCF 65: Russ Smith hit six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points and nine assists as the No. 14 Cardinals (12-2) ran past the host Knights (8-4) in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Obituary: Johnny Orr, the fist-pumping coach who led Michigan to the national title game and Iowa State into national prominence, has died. He was 86.
His death was confirmed Tuesday by Iowa State, where Orr led the Cyclones to a school-record 218 wins from 1980 until 1994.
Orr spent 29 seasons as a Division I coach. Twelve were at Michigan, where he guided the Wolverines to four NCAA tournament berths, the national title game in 1976 and 209 wins, the most in the school history.
Orr also spent three seasons at Massachusetts. The energetic and charismatic Orr finished with a career record of 466-346 and 10 NCAA tournament appearances.
"He was my hero," said Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg, who grew up in Ames and played for three years under Orr.
Orr was twice named the Big Ten's coach of the year. In 1976, Orr was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as its national coach of the year.