North Carolina Vs. UNLV Final Score: Rebels Upset No. 1 Tar Heels

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 26: Quintrell Thomas #1 of the UNLV Rebels and Kendall Marshall #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels go after a rebound during the championship game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at the Orleans Arena November 26, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels took advantage of some sloppy North Carolina play in the second half to rally back and pull the 90-80 upset.

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.

For more on the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team, visit SB Nation's UNC blog Carolina March. For more on NCAA Basketball, stick to SB Nation's NCAAB coverage.

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