In a game honoring the memory of one of the most dynamic coaches of the last two decades, maybe it was appropriate that Bobby Knight was center stage -- with a technical foul, of course.
A.J. Guyton scored a season-high 31 points and freshman Jeffrey Newton scored all 11 of his in the final 8 1/2 minutes as No. 20 Indiana rallied after the Knight technical and defeated No. 6 North Carolina, 82-73, in the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday night.
"I don't think T's ever get a team fired up," Knight said after Indiana (8-1) knocked off a Top 25 team for the third time this season. "It was just a bad call."
The call came with just under 12 minutes to go and the score tied at 51-51. Indiana's Lynn Washington drove to the basket and collided with 7-foot center Brendan Haywood, who had 20 points for the Tar Heels (8-3).
Knight wanted a foul, which would have been Haywood's fourth. But there was no call made and, adding insult to injury, Washington lost the ball off his leg.
Knight screamed at the official as the teams went to their benches for a TV timeout. Three seconds after play resumed, Knight said a little too much.
"It was an obvious block and maybe I said too much, which I have a habit of doing," Knight said after his 751st career victory. "What got me out was I told the ref it was a terrible call. I had to say it. There was too much at stake for the kids."
Max Owens hit both free throws after the technical to give North Carolina a 53-51 lead and Joseph Forte, who scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, followed with a foul line jumper to extend the lead to four points.
Indiana came back quickly and tied the game, and it later won with a 15-6 run that featured eight points by Newton.
"It's just his way," said Guyton, whose 11-of-21 shooting effort featured 7 of 12 from three-point range, said of Knight's technical. "Usually when he does it, we pick up our intensity. We knew when it happened it was time for us to make a run."
The game, the first in 11 years between two of college basketball's perennial powers, would have made Jimmy Valvano proud that it was played in his memory, much to the delight of the crowd of 15,608.
In the nightcap, Kenyan Weaks scored 18 points and No. 8 Florida (8-1) romped to an 85-65 win over Rutgers (7-3).
Arizona's streak is snapped
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Roland Hannah scored on a rebound with 1.4 seconds to play to give New Mexico (6-5) a stunning 70-68 victory over third-ranked Arizona (9-2), snapping the Wildcats' 37-game homecourt winning streak.
Kevin Henry scored nine of his 18 points in the final 4 1/2 minutes, including a four-point play, as New Mexico became the first team to beat Arizona at McKale Center since UCLA won, 66-64, on Feb. 13, 1997.
It was the fourth-longest homecourt winning streak in NCAA Division I behind only Murray State, Utah and Duke.
"There was no doubt in my mind whatsoever that the team that deserved to win won the game," Arizona coach Lute Olson said. "They played harder and they played smarter than we did."
UCLA: Good news, bad news
HONOLULU -- Jason Kapono and Jerome Moiso each scored 15 points as No. 18 UCLA (5-1) ran over Maine, 83-62, in the opener of the Pearl Harbor Classic but the big news of the day came from the Westwood campus.
Suspended player JaRon Rush has admitted to university officials that he accepted money from an agent in violation of NCAA rules.
Rush did not accompany the team to Hawaii. Nate Fox finished with 23 points for Maine (5-3).
Around the nation
David Moseley scored 22 points and Jarron Collins had 16 as No. 1 Stanford (9-0) romped to a 76-56 win over Mississippi State (7-3) in the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland.
Chris Porter had 17 points and 10 rebounds and No. 7 Auburn beat Virginia Tech, 73-63, in the San Juan (Puerto Rico) Shootout. Auburn (9-1) advanced to tonight's final against Pepperdine, which beat Louisiana-Lafayette, 99-53. Brian Chase led the Hokies (5-4) with 22 points.
Shane Battier scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half as No. 10 Duke (8-2) rolled to a 109-65 win over visiting Davidson (3-4).
Marcus Haislip had 17 points to lead six Tennessee players in double figures and the 11th-ranked Vols (10-0) beat American University of Puerto Rico, 102-58, in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic in Bayamon.
Desmond Mason scored a season-high 31 points and No. 13 Oklahoma State (10-0) pulled away in the second half to defeat Washington, 84-72. Deon Luton had a season-best 26 points for the Huskies (4-5).
Keyon Dooling matched his career high with 25 points and Missouri (7-3) shot 71 percent in the second half of its 78-72 win over No. 15 Illinois (6-3) in St. Louis. Clarence Gilbert nearly doubled his career high with 24 points -- his previous best was 13 -- for Missouri.
Sean Lampley scored 23 points, including nine in the late going as California (7-2) pulled away to beat No. 22 Gonzaga, 72-64, in the Pete Newell Challenge. Gonzaga (7-3) lost to a Pac-10 team for the first time in its last seven games.