Chapel Hill, NC (SportsNetwork. Priest Holmes Jersey .com) - Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouses collide Monday as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to face the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center. Notre Dame officially extended its win streak to double digits with an 83-76 double-overtime thriller against Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Irish have won 10 in a row, and look to improve on a 14-1 record to start the campaign. This will be the first true road game of the season for Notre Dame. North Carolina is looking to build on a five-game win streak after the Tar Heels demolished Clemson on Saturday, 74-50, in an ACC battle. UNC is 5-1 at home this season, and will play three of its next four games at the Smith Center. North Carolina leads the all-time series with Notre Dame, 18-4, and owns a 3-0 mark in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have won five straight meetings, including two last season. Georgia Tech blew a four-point halftime lead over Notre Dame on Saturday, and allowed the Irish to knot the game at 59-59 when regulations final buzzer sounded. Notre Dame connected on 53.3 percent of its field goal attempts in the contest, including 57.1 percent shooting in the overtime periods to claim the two-OT thriller. Jerian Grant netted a team-high 24 points with six assists (and threw down one of the best dunks of the season), while Steve Vasturia contributed 17 points. Zach Auguste (13 points), Demetrius Jackson (11 points) and Pat Connaughton (10 points, eight rebounds) all had a hand in the win for the Irish. Notre Dames offense is still maintaining its high level of play, and enters the game against North Carolina netting 85.9 ppg on an impressive 55.3 percent shooting touch from the floor. Grant leads the team with a 17.9 ppg mark entering the clash, and is followed up by Auguste (14.7 ppg) and Jackson (14.2 ppg). Connaughton rounds out the teams double-digit scorers this season with 13.2 ppg, adding in a team-best 8.2 rpg mark for the Irish. But it hasnt just been a strong offensive effort that has helped UND to a 14-1 record. The team is holding opponents to a mere 61.9 ppg on 39.5 percent shooting. Clemson was simply overmatched in the clash on Saturday with North Carolina. The Tar Heels held the home Tigers to just 17 first-half points on 17.9 percent shooting from the floor. The Tar Heels were able to coast through the second half on 40 percent shooting to maintain a healthy lead for the win. Justin Jackson led the way for North Carolina with 13 points in the ACC win, but Kennedy Meeks tallied a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds to really help the Heels. Marcus Paige chipped in with 11 points, and Brice Johnson notched 10 points with eight boards. The matchup between Notre Dame and North Carolina will feature two of the best offenses in the ACC, as the Tar Heels come into this clash netting 80.8 ppg on 45.9 percent shooting from the floor. Paige leads a trio of double-digit scorers for the Tar Heels with 13.4 ppg this season, also adding in 52 assists (second to J.P. Tokotos 59) and 16 steals (behind Tokotos 18). Meeks (12.9 ppg) and Johnson (11.5 ppg) round out the group of scorers for UNC, though Jackson checks in at 9.9 ppg, right on the verge of breaking double figures. Meekss 9.1 rpg average is the best on North Carolina through 14 games played. Gus Edwards Jersey . If Vettel wins at Suzuka on Sunday, and his nearest rival Fernando Alonso finishes worse than eighth, the German driver will join his compatriot Michael Schumacher and Argentine Juan-Manuel Fangio as the only men to win four consecutive titles. Jason Brookins Jersey . -- Quarterback Josh Johnson has returned to the San Francisco 49ers and his former college coach, Jim Harbaugh. MILAN, Italy -- Roma failed to equal the European record of 11 straight league victories to start the season as a goal from former player Alessio Cerci saw it held to a 1-1 draw at Torino in Serie A on Sunday for its first dropped points of the campaign. Rudi Garcias side had already set a Serie A record by winning its opening 10 matches but was looking to equal the best start in any of the top five European leagues, set by English club Tottenham in 1960-61. "Whats important is that the squad played with heart and quality especially in the first half," Garcia said. "I liked it that we tried to win right up until the end. "This is football, we cant win them all, but a draw away from home is not a negative result." Roma moved three points above Juventus and Napoli, who play each other next week. Inter Milan and newly-promoted Hellas Verona are nine points behind after earlier wins against Udinese and Cagliari respectively. Elsewhere, teenage forward Domenico Berardi scored a hat trick to help Sassuolo beat 10-man Sampdoria 4-3, while Lazio fell to a surprise 2-0 defeat at home to Genoa. Roma took the lead in the 28th minute. Federico Balzaretti found Miralem Pjanic on the left side of the area and he cut it back for Kevin Strootman to volley home. Torino levelled shortly after the hour mark when Riccardo Meggiorini robbed the ball off Mehdi Benatia and crossed for Cerci to sidefoot in from close range. It was only the second goal Roma had conceded all season and its first in 743 minutes of football. Meggiorini had gone close to the equalizer minutes earlier with a stunning strike which Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis had to dive at full stretch to save. Earlier, Inter recorded a dominant 3-0 victory at Udinese. Palacio broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when he headed in Saphir Taiders free kick. And it got worse for Udinese four minutes later when Zeljko Brkic completely mistimed his exit and flapped haplessly at Esteban Cambiassos corner, allowing Andrea Ranocchia to volley in at the far post. Fredy Guarin hit the post in the second half before Ricardo Alvarez added a third in stoppage time, slotting Palacios cross into an empty net. "I saw the best Inter performance of the season, even considering the level of the opponent," Inter coach Walter Mazzarri said. "t;We really wanted to come here and impose our game. Miles Boykin Jersey. I always try to instil that into my players, that we must not let ourselves be conditioned by whether were playing at home or not." Verona also dominated on its way to a sixth successive home victory, winning 2-1 against Cagliari, which has now lost three successive matches. "This Verona side has to think only about working well as it is doing," Verona coach Andrea Mandorlini said. "Its right that the fans are dreaming, but we have to think about staying in this league." Luca Toni headed home a corner in the eighth minute to give Verona an early lead and the home side all but sealed the match 12 minutes into the second half when Bosko Jankovic played a one-two with Romulo before curling into the far corner. Daniele Conti volleyed in a consolation goal for Cagliari in stoppage time. In Rome, Lazio seemed in complete control in the first half and Genoa had goalkeeper Mattia Perin to thank for keeping them in the match with several crucial saves, including a spectacular stop to deny Miroslav Klose. Juraj Kucka broke the deadlock on the hour mark with an angled drive and Genoa doubled its lead 10 minutes later when Alberto Gilardino converted a penalty following a Michael Ciani handball. Newly-promoted Sassuolos match at Sampdoria had already been deemed a relegation dogfight and the home side appeared to be in control after Nicola Pozzi had given it a first half lead. However, the match turned at the start of the first half. Berardi fired in the equalizer before putting Sassulo in front from the penalty spot two minutes later after Andrea Costa had tripped the youngster. Costa was shown a second yellow card and dismissed. Antonio Floro Flores appeared to have secured the match but Samp levelled with goals from Eder and Lorenzo De Silvestri. But it wasnt over yet and Berardi secured Sassuolos second win of the season in the final minute, with another penalty after Shkodran Mustafi fouled Diego Farias. In the lunchtime kickoff, Paulinho scored the only goal of the game in the 11th minute as Livorno beat 10-man Atalanta 1-0 to earn its first win in eight matches. 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Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork. Richaun Holmes Jersey .com) - DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 18 rebounds but fouled out late in regulation and had to watch two overtime periods from the bench. His teammates stepped up in crunch time and the Sacramento Kings took a 114-112 win over the Phoenix Suns, extending one of the best starts in franchise history. Darren Collison had 16 points and Ben McLemore scored 15 for the Kings, who improved to 5-1 on the young season despite shooting just 3-of-16 from behind the arc. They have also won five straight games for the first time since 2006-07. Eric Bledsoe had 23 points and eight assists for Phoenix, losers in three of four. Goran Dragic scored 22 points and Miles Plumlee filled the stat sheet with 15 points and 16 rebounds. We just gotta do a better job of closing out games, Bledsoe said. Phoenix led 88-77 through three quarters, but the visitors dominated the fourth, holding the Suns to just 4-for-18 shooting. Plumlee made it 94-83 with his free throw at 7:28 when Sacramento rattled off 11 straight points to tie it. Cousins scored five during the run, including free throws at 4:57 to make it 94-94. The Kings took their first lead of the fourth when Cousins converted a three- point play at 1:37. After empty possessions both ways, Bledsoe tied it when he darted through the defense for a scoop layup. Sacramento took a timeout to advance the ball but whatever play was drawn up in the huddle ended before it began, with Cousins getting called for his sixth foul on an illegal screen. Former King Isaiah Thomas, who signed with Phoenix this offseason, missed a contested 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded. The Suns scored the first seven points of overtime, with P.J. Tucker hitting a triple from the left wing at 3:34 to make it 106-99. They were held scoreless the rest of the way as Sacramento clawed back. Collison scored back-to-back field goals and McLemore made a pair of free throws. 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Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz highlighted the undercard with a first-round TKO over Takeya Mizugaki. Jorge Masvidal, Stephen Thompson, Brian Ebersole, Kevin Lee and Manvel Gamburyan also won. On the preliminary card, Stephen Thompson defeated Montreals Patrick Cote by unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 in favour of Thompson. ' ' '