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Massengale helps 4th-ranked Tennessee women roll past No. 12 North Carolina 81-65

  • Tennessee's Ariel Massengale (5) speaks with head coach Holly Warlick (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Tennessee's Ariel Massengale (5) speaks with head coach Holly Warlick (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Carolina's Jessica Washington (24) is pressured by Tennessee's Andraya Carter (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    North Carolina's Jessica Washington (24) is pressured by Tennessee's Andraya Carter (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Carolina associate coach Andrew Calder directs his team against Tennessee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Head coach Sylvia Hatchell is out while being treated for leukemia. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    North Carolina associate coach Andrew Calder directs his team against Tennessee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Head coach Sylvia Hatchell is out while being treated for leukemia. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

Ariel Massengale scored a career-high 20 points to help No. 4 Tennessee beat No. 12 North Carolina 81-65 on Monday night, a strong performance in which the Lady Vols led by double figures most of the game.

Isabelle Harrison added 14 points for the Lady Vols (2-0), who led by 12 at halftime then scored the first seven points of the second half to blow the game open. Tennessee shot 40 percent but knocked down eight 3-pointers, while its defense harassed the Tar Heels (1-1) all night.

Freshman Allisha Gray scored 15 points to lead UNC, which shot 30 percent (21 for 69). Freshman Diamond DeShields, the top recruit in a heralded rookie class, finished with eight points on 3-for-15 shooting before fouling out with 2:10 left.

The Tar Heels were again without coach Sylvia Hatchell, as the recently inducted Naismith Hall of Famer focuses on treatment for leukemia.