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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zion Williamson made the difference for fifth-ranked Duke in its third matchup with rival North Carolina.

It was a busy day in sports on Friday in the High County, and the state of North Carolina. For a run down of Friday's sports headlines, please click on the link below....

BOONE - The Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that Appalachian State University has fired head men's basketball coach Jim Fox after five seasons.

NEW ORLEANS - Appalachian State University women's basketball (18-14) fell to Little Rock (20-10), 80-64, on Friday afternoon in the Sun Belt Semifinals at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.

BOONE - Watauga High sophomore Blaine St. Clair has been named a second-team All-District 11 selection by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.