University Heights graduate TyShwan Edmondson hit a floater with 16 seconds to go and Josh Terry (Henderson County) hit a free throw with 2 seconds left as Austin Peay held off Tennessee 74-70 on Saturday to get its second win of the season.
The Govs were coming off their only other win, an overtime victory against Arkansas State, and had never beaten the Volunteers in eight previous tries.
"This is really huge for us going forward," Govs Coach Dave Loos said.
The Vols led by 11 points with 6:27 to play and held a 68-62 lead with 4:40 to play but would only get one more basket, a jumper by Jordan McRae that made it 70-66 with 2:39 left.
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Terry, who made the go-ahead layup with 1:05 to play, led Austin Peay (2-9) with 20 points, six rebounds, five assists and fours steals, and Edmondson added 19 points and three rebounds. The Govs shot 72.7 percent in the second half compared to 50 percent shooting by the Vols.
"It's a big win for us," Edmondson said. "We've been having not as good of a season as everybody thought we'd have, but now we're starting to pick it up and everybody's getting their heads up."
No. 13 Kansas 78, No. 2 Ohio St. 67: Thomas Robinson scored 21 points, Elijah Johnson added 15 and Kansas never trailed visiting Ohio State, which had to play without star forward Jared Sullinger because of an injury.
Freshman forward Kevin Young came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points, and Tyshawn Taylor had nine points and a career-best 13 assists for the Jayhawks (6-2), who extended their winning streak to 47 games over non-conference opponents at Allen Fieldhouse.
William Buford had 17 of his 21 points in the second half for Ohio State (8-1), which was playing on the road for the first time this season. The Buckeyes were missing Sullinger, a pre-season All-American, for the second straight game because of back spasms.
After the game, Kansas announced that Taylor will miss about three weeks after he tore the meniscus and sprained the MCL in his right knee during practice earlier last week. Taylor played Saturday despite the injury.
No. 3 Syracuse 85, George Washington 50: Dion Waiters had 19 points and six steals, both career highs, and Syracuse (10-0) won at home with ease. In the midst of a federal investigation, Syracuse is poised to move to No. 1 in the national rankings after top-ranked Kentucky lost to Indiana, 73-72, and No. 2 Ohio State lost to No. 13 Kansas, 78-67.
"Whatever happens, happens," Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim said. "We just have to be ready to play next week."
No. 4 North Carolina 84, Long Beach St. 78: John Henson had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat visiting Long Beach State. Harrison Barnes added 20 points as the Tar Heels (8-2) rallied from a 45-40 halftime deficit. Reserve Reggie Bullock scored 15 points for the second straight game for the Tar Heels.
No. 7 Duke 86, Washington 80: Freshman Austin Rivers scored 18 points and Duke overcame poor free-throw shooting to beat Washington at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Blue Devils (9-1) seemed in control, taking a 19-point lead three times in the second half. But the Huskies (4-4) shook off a terrible first half and started chipping away at the deficit. They were able to get as close as six points late.
No. 17 Mississippi St. 106, Troy 68: Dee Bost scored a season-high 28 points, Arnett Moultrie added 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Bulldogs (9-1) cruised to a win in Starkville, Miss. Renardo Sidney added a season-high 18 points and eight rebounds.
Oklahoma 78, Arkansas 63: Steven Pledger scored 22 points, Tyler Neal came off the bench for a career-high 18 and the Sooners won in Norman, Okla. Freshman BJ Young scored 24 points to lead the Razorbacks (5-3).
Mississippi 80, Mississippi Valley St. 56: LaDarius White scored 16 points in his season debut Saturday to lift Mississippi (8-1) to a win at home. White, a freshman guard, became eligible earlier in the day after completing first semester academic requirements and getting clearance from the NCAA. He went 6-for-12 from the field, including four from three-point range.
Louisiana St. 64, Boise St. 45: Justin Hamilton scored 14 points to lead LSU past visiting Boise State. Christian County graduate Anthony Hickey added 11 points and four assists.
Eastern Kentucky 63, Georgia Southern 59: Former Bryan Station star Jaron Jones scored 20 points to help the Colonels win at home. EKU (6-5) built a 47-39 lead with 6:50 left to play in the second half before Georgia Southern went on a 16-8 run to tie the game at 55-all with 2:29 left to play.
South Dakota 57, Morehead St. 56: Charlie Westbrook's three-pointer with 28 seconds left lifted South Dakota to a win at Morehead State. The Coyotes squandered a 17-point lead. Milton Chavis had 14 points and Terrance Hill scored 13 for Morehead State.
IUPUI 84, Western Kentucky 76: Alex Young had 43 points, nine rebounds and three steals to lead IUPUI past Western Kentucky in Indianapolis. Young shot 14-for-20 from the floor with three three-pointers for the Jaguars (3-8). He had the highest-scoring game in IUPUI's 14-year Division I history and the first 40-point game allowed by Western Kentucky since 1971.
T.J. Price scored 19 points and Kahlil McDonald 15 for the Hilltoppers (4-7).
VMI 122, Milligan 73: Michael Sparks (Tates Creek) led five VMI players in double figures with 19 points and the Keydets defeated NAIA opponent Milligan in Lexington, Va. Sparks was 4-for-6 from three-point range and had four rebounds.
Transylvania 68, Manchester 62: Chris Owens (St. Patrick) went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final 30 seconds to keep Transy (6-0) unbeaten. Owens and Barrett Meyer (Franklin County) both scored 17 points for the Pioneers.
No. 15 Louisville 92, Gardner-Webb 27: Antonita Slaughter scored a career-high 23 points to lead Louisville at home. Slaughter, a sophomore out of Louisville Christian, was 7-for-9 on three-pointers and Shoni Schimmel added 12 points for the Cardinals (8-2).
No. 3 Notre Dame 66, No. 12 Purdue 38: Natalie Novosel (Lexington Catholic) scored 17 points to go with five rebounds and three assists in the Irish's win in West Lafayette, Ind.
Georgetown 76, Notre Dame (Ohio) 66: Andrea Howard (Franklin County) tied a career high with 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Tigers (10-3) won their game in the Shawnee Classic.
Campbellsville 76, Bethel 57: Courtney Clifton (Lexington Christian) had 25 points, eight rebounds and four steals for Campbellsville (9-3).