Duke chopped a couple points off Tennessee's lead and North Carolina bumped LSU from the No. 3 spot it had held all season in The AP women's basketball poll.
BYU and George Washington joined the AP Top 25 poll.
The Lady Vols led the AP poll for the fifth straight week after defeating two more ranked opponents -- the 101st time Tennessee has been No. 1.
Minnesota was hitting on all cylinders early, but was forced to come up with several key defensive stops to hold off Virginia Tech 70-56 in the championship game of the Subway Classic.
Shannon Bolden and Shannon Schonrock scored 15 points apiece to lead Minnesota (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) to an 82-45 victory over Arkansas State on Friday night in the opening round of the Subway Basketball Classic.