Iowa upsets No. 12 North Carolina in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The signature win Iowa's basketball team has been looking for came in one of college basketball's historic arenas. The Hawkeyes knocked off No. 12 North Carolina, 60-55, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday at the Smith Center. Mike Gesell's conventional three-point play gave Iowa the lead for good with 1 minute, 16 seconds remaining. His two free throws with a second remaining clinched it. Gesell led the Hawkeyes, 6-2, with 16 points. Adam Woodbury added 11. Iowa native Marcus Paige had 13 for North Carolina. Iowa led by as many as eight in the opening half and took a 31-29 advantage into the break. This despite getting crushed on the boards.
Article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.