The No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels were knocked off by the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on the road. The Tar Heels too a 42-38 lead into halftime, but the Rebels made some adjustments and took advantage of North Carolina mistakes in the second half to outscore UNC 52-38 in the second half.
The Rebels went on a 21-10 run to take the lead from the Tar Heels in the second half and held the lead for the rest of the game, upsetting North Carolina 90-80. Chace Stanback lead the way for the Rebels, scoring 28 points in the upset victory, also adding 10 rebounds. The Rebels also picked up 16 points each from Oscar Bellfield and Brice Massamba.
For the Heels, Harrison Barnes led the way with 15 points, but poor shot selection and rushed possessions spelled the end of UNC in the second half.