College Of Charleston Stuns No. 9 North Carolina In OT

The Cougars got a big night from Andrew Goudelock to defeat the Tar Heels.

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Carolina March: Maybe The Tar Heels Needed This Loss

Ninth-ranked North Carolina was absolutely stunned Monday night by the College of Charleston who defeated them 82-79 in overtime. UNC blog Carolina March has grown exceedingly frustrated with their basketball squad over recent weeks and thinks maybe this is a necessary evil so that the team can actually improve.

After the start of this game, I started to think that UNC needed a loss, to really get it across how much they’re underperforming. I’m not even sure this will be enough, frankly. This team may need a losing streak, dropping a couple of games to start the ACC and maybe fall out of the Top 25. The team is coasting on talent, and something has to shake them up an got them playing as a team. The national ranking the Heels started the season at was asking too much from a young team, and we all knew there were going to be mistakes and bad losses, but the least the team could do is show some fire, some improvement, and some recognition that things are going poorly from someone beside the coach. And so far, I’m not seeing any of those things.


I'm Going To Start Calling 'Ice Water' By Its New Name, 'Andrew Goudelock'

My favorite college basketball site is The Mid-Majority. One of the features that Kyle and Damon highlight over there is the Red-Line Upset, wins by mid-majors over the bigger, richer schools. Tonight, the College of Charleston joined this list by pulling off the biggest upset of the year, knocking off ninth-ranked North Carolina, 82-79 in overtime

The Cougars don't get to the extra session, however, if Andrew Goudelock doesn't hit this clutch shot with 2.1 ticks left in regulation.

And that wasn't the only big shot Goudelock made. He scored 24 on the night, hitting 10 of his 20 field goal attempts. Unfortunately, he wasn't on the court for the final moments of overtime and the subsequent celebration, thanks to a late thigh cramp. 

This isn't the first time the Cougars have toppled the Heels either, as they knocked off UNC in 1998 and 2001. Both those wins came under legendary head coach John Kresse.

On this night, another famous name led the Cougars. Former Georgia Tech head man Bobby Cremins is in his fourth season in charge in the The Palmetto City. This victory is the biggest for the program in that span.

(H/T: Chris Littmann)

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