Belmont 83, North Carolina 80 (73 possessions)
Belmont shot 15-37 from three and North Carolina made just 22 of their 48 free throws as Belmont pulled off the upset, becoming the first non conference team to beat UNC at Chapel Hill in 8 years. JJ Mann scored a career high 28 points, including the game winning three pointer to give the Bruins an 81-80 lead with just 13 seconds left.
Beyond their sharpshooting beyond the arc, Belmont made 20 of their 22 free throws. North Carolina, despite rebounding half their misses, scored just 1.1 points per trip, a product of making just over half their twos and only making 2 of their 7 threes. Belmont committed 31 fouls compared to just 19 by the Tar Heels, and 9 Bruins finished the game with at least 3 fouls.no comments