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NCAA Game Summary - Belmont at North Carolina



(Sunday, November 17th)

Final Score: Belmont 83, (12) North Carolina 80

Chapel Hill, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - J.J. Mann had 28 points and nine rebounds as the Belmont Bruins pulled off an 83-80 upset over the No. 12 North Carolina Tar Heels in the first-ever matchup between the teams in the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament.

With three minutes left and trailing 75-67, the Bruins knocked down four three-pointers -- with Mann hitting the final three -- to guide them to an 81-80 lead with 14 seconds left.

"J.J. is a great shooter. He's a great shooter," Belmont head coach Rick Byrd said. "I'm telling you, I'm stupid enough to let him shoot all year long just because I've seen him make so many shots."

After North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto missed a jumper, Belmont's Caleb Chowbay sealed the win with a layup.

"I did a poor job coaching. It's on me. I've always had the philosophy that if the other team scores to take the lead and there's more than seven seconds, we don't call a timeout - we attack right then - because we've got the ball in the open court," said North Carolina head coach Roy Williams. "I wanted Marcus (Paige )to go get the ball but I haven't practiced it enough. We didn't execute at that point and that's my fault."

Drew Windler added 16 points for the Bruins (3-1), who overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat Indiana State, 96-95, on Thursday. This was the Bruins' first-ever win against an ACC team.

James Michael McAdoo scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Tar Heels (2-1), who had a streak of 82 straight home victories against unranked teams outside of the ACC -- a run that dated back to Feb. 20, 2002 -- snapped on Sunday.

Marcus Paige had 17 points and five assists for UNC and Brice Johnson had 14 points and nine rebounds

Belmont held a 41-34 halftime lead and stretched it to as many as 11 points with 15 minutes remaining in the game. UNC then went on a 14-0 run, capped by a Johnson jumper, to take a 55-48 lead with 13:37 left. It was the Tar Heels' first advantage since 5:20 to go in the first half.

Belmont showed no signs of being intimidated by the Tar Heels. The teams traded the lead nine times, the last coming when Mann buried a 3-pointer for a 30-28 edge with 5:13 left in the first half. Belmont ended the period with a Windler triple that gave the Bruins a seven-point lead at the break.

Game Notes

Belmont was 15-for-37 from beyond the arc, while UNC was only 2-for-7 ... Belmont shot 90.9 percent (20-of-22) from the charity stripe as opposed to UNC's 45.8 percentage (22-of-48) ... Tokoto scored eight points and had nine rebounds ... The Bruins' Reece Chamberlain scored nine points and had six assists ... The Bruins had lost 17 straight against ranked opponents, Belmont's last win over a Top 25 team was a 71-67 victory at No. 23 Missouri on Dec. 20, 2003 ... Belmont's Rick Byrd and UNC's Roy Williams are two of the winningest active coaches, with a combined 1,368 career wins.

11/17 22:39:47 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
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BOS 6
BAL 5
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BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
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CHC
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OAK
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Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
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CHI 93
WAS 102
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HOU 120
POR 122
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OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
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NYR 2
PHI 4
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BOS 4
DET 1
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MON 3
TAM 2
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SJS 7
LOS 2
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MIN
COL
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CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
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DAL
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NOR 6
DUR 3
 
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