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By ASSOCIATED PRESS  |  Last updated 11/29/13
CANCUN, Mexico -- 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. "Coming into this game we had a very confident basketball team," ASU coach Charli Turner Thorne said. "Every one who played, played well. We really believed in ourselves that we could play great position defense without fouling and that we could score the basketball in a lot of different ways." 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. "Adrianne continued to just be fantastic in terms ofpushing the ball and creating with her penetration," Turner Thorne said."We got big shooting from Deja and Katie and Joycontinued to play at the high level we know she can. Sophiehad been hobbled a little bit because of a sprained ankle and hadn't beenherself, but I would say Sophie is back. She was great from the line and cameup with some big rebounds for us." North Carolina (5-2) got 28 points from DeShields and Stephanie Mavunga added 17. ASU next faced Arkansas State at 11 a.m. Saturday in the conclusion of the Cancun Classic.
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