Kenny Williams hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:08 left in overtime to help eighth-ranked North Carolina hold off Miami 88-85 on Saturday.

Freshman Coby White matched his season high with 33 points for the Tar Heels (19-4, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who survived a wild finish filled with big shots by both teams. UNC forced overtime on Luke Maye’s 3-pointer with 10.2 seconds left, then got two critical free throws from Cameron Johnson with 12.3 seconds left in the extra period to cling to a three-point lead.

Miami had a final chance to tie it after a timeout, but White poked the ball loose from Chris Lykes, and Williams dove on the floor to recover the ball for a game-sealing turnover.

Lykes had his own huge game for the Hurricanes (10-13, 2-9), scoring 19 of his 27 points with five 3-pointers after halftime.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: It’s been a rough season for the Hurricanes, who won just once in January. That included an 85-76 home loss to the Tar Heels in a game that was tied at halftime. They seemingly couldn’t miss after halftime in this one, hitting 12 of their 14 3-pointers after halftime while shooting 57 percent in the second half alone. But in the end, the Hurricanes fell to 0-7 against ranked teams this season.

UNC: The Tar Heels have been rolling along since a lopsided home loss to Louisville on Jan. 12, winning the last four games in their six-game winning streak by double-digit margins. That included going for 113 points in Tuesday’s win against rival North Carolina State, which was UNC’s best output in a league game in more than 15 years. Things were bumpy for much of Saturday, though the Tar Heels now have their first 9-1 start in ACC play in 16 seasons under Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams.

UP NEXT

Miami: The Hurricanes host Clemson on Wednesday night.

UNC: The Tar Heels host third-ranked Virginia on Monday night.

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North Carolina's Garrison Brooks (15) and Miami's Anthony Lawrence II (3) struggle for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina’s Garrison Brooks (15) and Miami’s Anthony Lawrence II (3) struggle for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) shoots while Miami's Anthony Lawrence II and Ebuka Izundu (15) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina’s Luke Maye (32) shoots while Miami’s Anthony Lawrence II and Ebuka Izundu (15) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina's Coby White, Kenny Williams, right, and Luke Maye (32) defend against Miami's Chris Lykes (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina’s Coby White, Kenny Williams, right, and Luke Maye (32) defend against Miami’s Chris Lykes (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina's Seventh Woods (0) shoots while Miami's Anthony Lawrence II (3) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina’s Seventh Woods (0) shoots while Miami’s Anthony Lawrence II (3) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina's Seventh Woods, left, and Miami's Chris Lykes (0) fall to the floor chasing the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina’s Seventh Woods, left, and Miami’s Chris Lykes (0) fall to the floor chasing the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina's Coby White drives to the basket while Miami's Sam Waardenburg (21) blocks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina’s Coby White drives to the basket while Miami’s Sam Waardenburg (21) blocks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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