Nate Johnson scored a career-high 31 points and host Louisville forced No. 6 North Carolina into 21 turnovers lasf night in posting a 97-80 upset.

Louisville (7-3), which fell to unranked Kentucky by 30 points on Saturday, harassed the larger, slower Tar Heels (8-4) and refused to be intimidated in the paint.

"We totally embarrassed ourselves in the second half against Kentucky and really wanted to come out and redeem ourselves," said Johnson, who was 13 of 19 from the field.

Marques Maybin added 20 points and the Cardinals committed only six turnovers and collected 13 steals. Max Owens led North Carolina with 22 points and Joseph Forte added 16. Brendan Haywood had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

"Louisville is a very good basketball team," North Carolina Coach Bill Guthridge said. "They are very quick and very athletic and obviously a lot more aggressive than we were."

A 7-2 run put Louisville up, 29-22, with 8 minutes 45 seconds remaining in the first half. The Cardinals went on a 10-0 run over the final 2:30 to take a 50-35 lead at the break.

"That was the best first half we've played all season," Louisville Coach Denny Crum said.

* KENTUCKY 60, MICHIGAN ST. 58: Reserve guard J.P. Blevins scored nine points, all on three-pointers, to help host Kentucky rally past the No. 5 Spartans.

The Wildcats (6-4) fell behind 26-11 with 6:12 left in the first half. However, Blevins's aggressive defense and timely three-pointer helped Kentucky pull within 28-27 at the half. Jamaal Magloire led Kentucky with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Morris Peterson led the Spartans (8-3) with 18 points.

* TULSA 88, TENNESSEE 68: In Bayamon, Puerto Rico, tournament MVP Greg Harrington matched his career high with 22 points as the Golden Hurricane handed the No. 11 Volunteers their first loss of the season in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Classic.

Tulsa (11-1) opened the second half with a 13-4 run, taking a 57-35 lead on a three-pointer by Harrington with 16:05 to play. Tony Heard had 17 points for Tulsa. Vincent Yarbrough had 20 points for the Volunteers (11-1).

* CONNECTICUT 84, FAIRFIELD 60: Freshman Tony Robertson had 22 points as No. 2 Connecticut overcame a sluggish start at home. Also in double figures for the Huskies (8-1) were Albert Mouring with 17 points, Kevin Freeman with 14 and Jake Voskuhl with 11 plus a career-best 10 rebounds. Jermaine Clark and Jeremy Logan each had 13 points for the Stags (2-6).

* FLORIDA 80, UNC WILMINGTON 53: Mike Miller matched his season high with 20 points to lift No. 8 Florida (9-1) at home. Brent Blizzard led the Seahawks (6-2) with 14 points.

* UCLA 103, SOUTH FLORIDA 98: In Honolulu, the 18th-ranked Bruins (6-2) escaped South Florida in overtime in the third-place game of the Pearl Harbor Invitational. Jerome Moiso scored five of his 20 points in the extra session and Earl Watson also had 20 points for UCLA. B.B. Waldon scored 23 points for the Bulls (5-4), who rallied from 10 down with seven minutes left to force overtime.

* DEPAUL 82, N. ILLINOIS 61: In Chicago, Quentin Richardson scored 20 points and Bobby Simmons added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the No. 24 Blue Demons (8-3). T.J. Lux scored 20 points for Northern Illinois (7-3).

* SMU 87, NAVY 78: In Dallas, Willie Davis scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and Stephen Woods and Jeryl Sasser scored 27 points for the Mustangs (11-1). Sitapha Savane had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Midshipmen (5-4).

CAPTION: Keith Bogans (DeMatha High School) jams home two of his six points for Kentucky, which rallied from 15 points down to upend visiting No. 5 Michigan State, 60-58.