3:30 PM ET, January 19, 2008
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Bambale Osby dropped to the court with his hands covering his face. He knew his basket had given Maryland the lead late. He heard the horn as North Carolina's final desperation shot clanged off the rim.Yet he still couldn't believe it."It didn't feel real, man," Osby said. "It was like, 'Did this really just happen?' "The same could be said of the top-ranked -- and formerly unbeaten -- Tar Heels.Osby's layup with 21 seconds left helped Maryland stun North Carolina 82-80 on Saturday, giving the Terrapins a shocking win that will likely end the Tar Heels' run atop the polls.
Since the ESPN/USA Today Poll began in the 1997-98 season, North Carolina has suffered five regular-season defeats as the top-ranked team. Strangely enough, all have come at the hands of an unranked opponent.
|Jan. '07||Virginia Tech||Not Ranked|
|Feb. '01||Clemson||Not Ranked|
|Feb. '98||NC State||Not Ranked|
|Jan. '98||Maryland||Not Ranked|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-64 (.469)||30-79 (.380)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-16 (.375)||7-23 (.304)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-20 (.800)||13-15 (.867)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
|» Jan 19, 2008||MD 82, @UNC 80||Recap|