Number-one ranked Michigan State was stunned as they were beaten by number-25 North Carolina 79-65 last night in their Big Ten/ACC Challenge contest at the Breslin Center.
Gary Harris led the Spartans with 17 points.
Adreian Payne had 16 and Keith Appling contributed 13 in the loss.
Brice Johnson netted 14 points and Nate Britt and Marcus Paige both added 13 for the Tar Heels, who improved to 5-and-2 on the season.
Michigan State, now 7-and-1 this season, next plays at Oakland University on Saturday December 14th.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports