Charlotte stuns No. 7 Tennessee 49-48 on late shot

By Mike Cranston

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Dec. 17 2010 8:14 p.m. MST

Tennessee's Melvin Goins, left, knocks the ball from Charlotte's An'Juan Wilderness, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.

Chuck Burton, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jamar Briscoe scored 14 points, fed Phil Jones for the go-ahead layup with 7.4 seconds left and Charlotte handed No. 7 Tennessee its second stunning upset loss of the week, 49-48 on Friday night.

Cameron Tatum missed a desperation heave at the buzzer for the Volunteers (7-2), who have followed a blowout win over then-No. 3 Pittsburgh with losses to Oakland and Charlotte.

Derrio Green added 13 points and the 49ers (5-6) overcame 30 percent shooting by using a zone defense that stymied the Volunteers into 35 percent shooting. Tennessee hit just 2 of 17 3-pointers and 2 of 7 free throws in a loss that will surely see them plummet in the rankings.

Scotty Hopson scored 13 points for Tennessee on 6-of-19 shooting. Tobias Harris added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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