The run that changed North Carolina's fate here on Wednesday night began with a Harrison Barnes 3-pointer that cut Wisconsin’s lead to two near the midway point of the second half.
By the time Barnes next 3 fell through the net, with 6:31 to play, the Tar Heels were up six, the crowd at the Smith Center was on its feet, roaring, and Roy Williams was urging his team on from the sideline, his jacket tossed to the side.
Fifth-ranked UNC didn’t play well in large stretches against the No. 9 Badgers. But the Heels saved their best for that key second-half surge, which led them to a 60-57 victory in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.