KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Kenny Williams sank a three-pointer to put North Carolina ahead for good with 35 seconds left as the seventh-ranked Tar Heels rallied past No. 20 Tennessee 78-73 on Sunday.

North Carolina (10-1) used a 9-0 run in the final minute to win for the fifth straight time and end Thompson-Boling Arena's hex on defending national champions. Tennessee had won each of the last five times it had hosted a defending champ: against Connecticut (in January 2012), Florida (February 2007 and February 2008) and Kentucky (February 1999 and February 2013).

Tennessee (7-2) led by as many as nine points in the second half and was ahead 70-67 before North Carolina took control down the stretch. Joel Berry II scored a game-high 21 points for the Tar Heels, and Williams added 15. Grant Williams scored 15 points to lead five Vols in double figures.

NO. 5 ARIZONA STATE 76, VANDERBILT 64: Tra Holder scored 25 points, and host Arizona State (10-0) overcame a sloppy start in which it trailed 13-0 to beat Vanderbilt (3-7). The Sun Devils used a 26-3 run spanning halftime to turn what started out as an embarrassing performance into a runaway. Former Ohio State player Mickey Mitchell gave the Sun Devils a spark off the bench, playing solid defense while grabbing 13 rebounds. Saben Lee had 24 points to lead Vanderbilt.

PENN STATE 72, GEORGE MASON 54: Lamar Stevens had 23 points and 12 rebounds for his first career double-double, Mike Watkins added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and visiting Penn State (9-3) dominated George Mason (5-7). Justin Kier scored 17 points for George Mason.

MIAMI 109, RIO GRANDE 70: Nike Sibande scored 21 points and Bam Bowman posted career highs with 20 points and 10 rebounds as host Miami (7-4) surged to a 54-25 halftime lead in beating NAIA Rio Grande (5-9). Will Hill scored 27 points for Rio Grande.


NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 91, DEPAUL 82: Jessica Shepard scored a career-high 39 points, and Notre Dame (10-1) withstood a three-point spree by DePaul (7-4). Shepard hit 17 of 22 shots and had 11 rebounds. Ashton Millender had 18 points to lead the Blue Demons, who stayed close by hitting 7 of 14 three-pointers in the first 20 minutes and 13 of 36 overall.

NO. 3 LOUISVILLE 87, KENTUCKY 63: Asia Durr scored 32 points, including six three-pointers, and visiting Louisville (13-0) used a 24-9 second quarter to defeat in-state rival Kentucky (8-4). Maci Morris had 16 points for the Wildcats.

NO. 7 TENNESSEE 90, LONG BEACH STATE 61: Anastasia Hayes and Meme Jackson scored 15 points each, and visiting Tennessee rolled past Long Beach State (2-8). The Vols are 11-0 for the first time since winning their first 18 in 2005-06. Ma'Qhi Berry led Long Beach State with 19 points and nine assists.

NO. 8 TEXAS 87, NO. 12 FLORIDA STATE 72: Brooke McCarty returned from a hip injury to hit 10 of 13 shots and score a season-high 24 points, leading Texas (9-1) over visiting Florida State (10-1). AJ Alix led the Seminoles with 21 points, including five three-pointers, and had eight assists.

NO. 9 OREGON 90, MISSISSIPPI 46: Sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu tied an NCAA record with her seventh career triple-double, leading Oregon (9-2) over visiting Mississippi (9-2). Ionescu had 21 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for her third triple-double this season. Barbara Johnson led Ole Miss with 11 points.