Arizona St. upsets No. 11 North Carolina 94-81 OT

Posted - Nov. 29, 2013 at 4:21 p.m.



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CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Adrianne Thomas scored 23 points as Arizona State outscored No. 11 North Carolina 17-4 in overtime, for a 94-81 upset win on Friday.

North Carolina's Diamond DeShields made a bucket to start overtime but Arizona State responded with a 9-0 run. After North Carolina's second basket, 2 minutes later, Deja Mann's hit a 3-pointer to start the final 8-0 run.

In regulation, North Carolina was ahead 72-67 with 1:01 left, but the Tar Heels missed 3 of 4 free throws in the final 15 seconds. That gave the Sun Devils a shot with 9 seconds remaining. Deja Mann missed a 3-pointer, but Thomas got the rebound and made the shot as time expired.

Thomas led four Arizona State (5-1) players in double figures. Mann had 17, Joy Burke 13 and Sophie Brunner, Katie Hempen added 10 apiece.

North Carolina (5-2) got 28 points from DeShields and Stephanie Mavunga added 17.

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