No. 1 UNC Blasts Rival NC State
Kentucky upsets No. 13 Vanderbilt, No. 11 Texas A&M cruises
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 12, 2008 10:36 PM CST
North Carolina's Deon Thompson (21) shoots over North Carolina State's Ben McCauley and Dennis Horner (31) as North Carolina's Alex Stepheson looks on at right during the first half of a college basketball...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – No. 1 North Carolina matched its fastest start since 1997-98 with a 93-62 blowout of North Carolina State Saturday, reports the Associated Press. The Tar Heels are 17-0 after scoring 25 straight points in the first half against the Wolfpack. Deon Thompson and Ty Lawson led NC with 16 points each. In other Top 25 action:

  • Kentucky blew a 16-point lead in the second half, but Ramel Bradley hit a key jumper in double overtime to lift the Wildcats to a 79-73 upset of No. 13 Vanderbilt.
  • No. 11 Texas A&M rode 15 points by Dominique Kirk to its eighth straight win by at least 15 points with an 86-69 victory over Colorado.