JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Justin Jackson hit a tying jumper in the final minute, and then had a fast-break dunk to help fourth-seeded North Carolina edge Harvard 67-65 in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.

The Tar Heels (25-11) wasted a 16-point second-half lead and briefly trailed before Jackson came to the rescue.

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Siyani Chambers' four-point play put 13th-seeded Harvard ahead 65-63 with 1:15 remaining. It was the only lead of the game for the Ivy League champions.

Jackson finished with 14 points and Marcus Paige had 10.

Chambers misfired on a pair of 3-pointers in the closing seconds, and the Crimson's final chance for victory -- Wesley Saunders' shot from beyond the arc -- bounced off the back of the rim.

Saunders led Harvard (22-8) with 26 points. Chambers had 13.