College basketball: No.7 North Carolina rallies for win during No. 20 Tennessee
December 18, 2017 - Basketballs
Carolina upheld a kind of highway plea it wanted to face before starting Atlantic Coast Conference competition.
Kenny Williams sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 35 seconds left as a seventh-ranked Tar Heels rallied past No. 20 Tennessee 78-73 Sunday.
This was a initial diversion North Carolina (10-1) played all deteriorate that was motionless by a single-digit margin. Even a sole detriment of a deteriorate was a 63-45 blowout opposite No. 2 Michigan State.
“This will be good for us,” Williams said. “Every diversion in a ACC is like that. To have this knowledge and know we can lift it out, we consider it will come in accessible down a road.”
North Carolina (10-1) capitalized on a 9-0 run in a final notation to win for a fifth true time and finished Thompson-Boling Arena’s conjuration on fortifying inhabitant champions.
Tennessee (7-2) had won any of a final 5 times it had hosted a fortifying inhabitant champion, a fibre that enclosed victories over Connecticut (in Jan 2012), Florida (February 2007 and Feb 2008) and Kentucky (February 1999 and Feb 2013).
Joel Berry II scored a game-high 21 points for North Carolina. Williams and Luke Maye combined 15 points each.
Tennessee led by as many as 9 points in a second half and was forward 70-67 before North Carolina took control down a stretch.
at No. 5 Arizona State 76, Vanderbilt 64: Tra Holder scored 25 points, Shannon Evans II combined 15 and No. 5 Arizona State overcame a gloomy start to kick Vanderbilt 76-64 on Sunday.
The Sun Devils (10-0) fell into a 13-0 hole to Vanderbilt (3-7) as they tossed balls out of end and directly to a Commodores. Once they got rolling, there was no interlude a Sun Devils.
Sharp during both ends, Arizona State used a 26-3 run travelling halftime to spin what started out as an annoying opening into a exile that had Wells Fargo Arena a loudest it’s been all season.
at No. 21 Baylor 118, Savannah State 86: Jo-Lual Acuil had career highs with 31 points and 20 rebounds and Baylor had a 21-0 first-half run to subjection Savannah State.
Manu Lecomte combined 25 points for Baylor (9-2), King McClure had 19, Nuni Omot 18, and Mark Vital 12. Dexter McClananahan led Savannah State (3-10) with 22 points, and Austin Dasent had 18.
at Montana 77, UC Riverside 61: The Highlanders (3-7) gave adult a initial 9 points and never challenged a Grizzlies (6-4). DJ Sylvester scored 18 points for Riverside.
at Eastern Washington 86, Cal State Northridge 58: Tavrio Dawson scored 16 points, though a Matadors (1-9) mislaid their ninth diversion in a row. Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for a Eagles (4-8).
at Washington 80, Loyola Marymount 78: Jaylen Nowell scored 21 points and Noah Dickerson combined 20 as a Huskies (8-3) hold off a Lions (5-5). James Batemon scored a season-high 30 points for Loyola.
No. 11 UCLA 77, during Seton Hall 68: Monique Billings scored 17 points and Kelli Hayes combined 15 for a Bruins (8-2). Donnaizha Fountain scored a career-high 23 for a Pirates (7-3).