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No. 7 UNC rallies late, tops No. 20 Vols

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) North Carolina passed the kind of road challenge it wanted to face before starting Atlantic Coast Conference competition.

Kenny Williams sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 35 seconds left as the seventh-ranked Tar Heels rallied past No. 20 Tennessee 78-73 Sunday.

This was the first game North Carolina (10-1) played all season that was decided by a single-digit margin. Even its lone loss of the season was a 63-45 blowout against No. 2 Michigan State.

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1 Villanova11-0
2 Michigan State10-1
3 Wichita State8-2
4 Duke11-1
5 Arizona State9-0
6 Miami (FL)9-0
7 North Carolina9-1
8 Kentucky9-1
9 Texas A&M9-1
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1 Duke11-1
2 Arizona State9-0
3 Michigan State10-1
4 Villanova11-0
5 TCU10-0
6 Tennessee7-1
7 Missouri9-2
8 North Carolina9-1
9 Texas A&M9-1
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