#1 UNC Falls To UNLV

LAS VEGAS -- Chace Stanback had a career-high 28 and added 10 rebounds to help UNLV beat top-ranked North Carolina 90-80 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Mike Moser added 16 points and 18 rebounds, Oscar Bellfield had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Anthony Marshall finished with 13 points for the Rebels (7-0).

P.J. Hairston and John Henson each had 15 points for North Carolina (5-1).

After North Carolina took a 42-38 halftime lead, UNLV opened the second half with a 14-0 run as the Tar Heels missed their first 10 shots. The Rebels built a 77-63 lead on Lopez's basket off a rebound with 5:39 left.

Rebels fans stormed the Orleans Arena court after the victory.

The Tar Heels shot 31 percent in the second half.

The Rebels gambled early, shooting their first 10 of 15 shots from 3-point and converting four. But the strategy paid off as the Rebels jumped to a 17-9 advantage.

The Tar Heels then held UNLV scoreless for the next 4 minutes and took their first lead, at 18-17, on Barnes' baseline jumper with 10:30 left in the half.

North Carolina then pushed the advantage to 32-27.

Bellfield had 13 first-half points, hitting 3 of 6 3-pointers.


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  • by TruthBTold on Nov 28, 2011 at 08:37 AM
    EZU fans have no right to comment on NC basketball.
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      by jOkEr on Nov 28, 2011 at 09:39 AM in reply to TruthBTold
      But UNC fans have the right to comment on ECU articles... your logic makes no sense? Wrong answer, try again, try harder!
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        by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:44 PM in reply to jOkEr
        From what I have read it seems to be the ECU and NCSU fans commenting on the UNC articles and a few UNC fans trying to defend their school. The only difference is when the UNC fans do it they actually use facts to justify their comments. UNC does in fact lead all North Carolina schools in all sports by rather large numbers might I add. When you cant back up your comments with facts or stats you spout off and beat your chest, very cool I guess. Other than NCSU having a short winning streak in one sport there is not alot you can say, factually speaking that is. When was the last time your school had multiple teams in the top 5 at the same time? Or even the top 25 at the same time? Get over your jealousy and quit running your mouths, you have not earned that right to do that.
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          by Dave on Nov 29, 2011 at 05:54 AM in reply to
          They are the oldest school in the state Anonymous, get with it, come into the present, this year. They got their tail kicked again by the pack, they got caught cheating this year and they are going to be put on probation. The heels suck so get use to it.
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          by Bud on Nov 29, 2011 at 09:21 AM in reply to
          Please note there are only 27 comments on this article about #1 UNC losing, yet there are a hundred comments on the article about a bad ECU football team losing to Marshall, the majority of those coming from hater UNC folks. Fact. Who is the hypocrite now? And that whole jealous argument is getting old, let's see it's been old for 30 years now since UNC has won zero conference championships and zero National Championships, never even sniffed a chance at a BCS bowl. VT dominates the ACC and UNC has only beaten them once since 2004. I don't think anybody is jealous of such consistent irrelevancy Anonymous, maybe you're ignorant of reality.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:31 PM in reply to TruthBTold
      or football...
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        by jOkEr on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:44 AM in reply to
        Anonymous: Never claimed 2 B an ECU fan or any other team from NC. Fact is I'm neutral in that regard. I find the back and forth banter from both sides entertaining...like kids on the play ground fighting over who goes down the slide next. FYI; ever danced with the devil by the pale moon light?
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          by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 09:01 AM in reply to jOkEr
          sounds to me like you need to stay out of it then instead of stirring things up being you dont have a dog in the fight. your logic makes no sense, try harder but somewhere else. maybe a full-time job would do you good...
  • by Supporter Location: Washington on Nov 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM
    High school graduates go to NC State, ECU, and any of the other schools in the state because they can't get into UNC. I think everyone will agree to that. Duke is a hard school to get into, but they have a high out-of-state student population.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2011 at 01:32 PM in reply to Supporter
      I applied to State and ECU because I had no interest whatsoever of attending UNC. I got in to both, and chose State because overall, its just a better school. My roommate applied and got in to UNC, and politely turned them down to come to State. Chapel Hill is not somewhere EVERYONE wants to go.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2011 at 05:32 PM in reply to Supporter
      Ever heard of Wake Forest or Davidson? Probably not! Tarholes usually buy their diplomas at WalleyWorld instead of finishing the third grade!Most supporters haven't been within 50 miles of Orange County Community College!
  • by LOL @ Haters Location: Ayden on Nov 27, 2011 at 09:58 AM
    It's so obvious that most of the posters on here are ECU fans. Jealously is an ugly mistress people. Even tho UNC lost to UNLV, they will be around come March. Anyone care to bet on that?? If so let me know and I will give you my number and we can make the wager. And as far as football, aren't the Heels bowl eligible? Is ECU going bowling? No ! Didn't think so. So keep on hating and UNC will continue to win.
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      by Fred on Nov 28, 2011 at 09:09 AM in reply to LOL @ Haters
      Let's see, should I be jelous of a basketball team? Or should I be jelous of the bearly high school educated, minimum wage earning, wal mart clothes wearing, red necks who pull for them? What does ECU football have to do with the tarheels losing a game they shouldn't have? Help me out here.
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      by Sean on Nov 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM in reply to LOL @ Haters
      What? Who said anything about ECU on here? People are just celebrating a Tarhole loss, and if anything it's mostly/all NCSU fans making comments. You hate the Pirates so much you talk about them even when it has nothing to do with ECU, you should see a doctor for that.
  • by Bill on Nov 27, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    tarholes???? got to be some ignorant people!!! what state are you guys from?????
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      by Bill on Nov 27, 2011 at 04:34 PM in reply to Bill
      hmmmmm nobody replied to this comment!!!!! nuff said!!!
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      by Dave on Nov 28, 2011 at 06:01 AM in reply to Bill
      Tarholes, Tarholes, Tarholes, by the way Tarholes suck, beat Duke for their super bowl, lol
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      by Fred on Nov 28, 2011 at 09:09 AM in reply to Bill
      No, my witty reply was censored by the UNC homers who run this website.
  • by Eric Location: Greenville on Nov 27, 2011 at 05:59 AM
    Not the mighty Tarholes, lol, this has to be the greatest weekend in a long time. Wolfpack win and are going to a bowl, what about that Chuck and Anonymous, and the #1 Tarholes get beat. See bad things happen when you cheat. Talk about being over ranked! God is Good!
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      by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2011 at 05:59 PM in reply to Eric
      Eric, UNC WON their football game as well and will be going to a bowl game too. Please put the pipe down...
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        by Eric on Nov 28, 2011 at 06:04 AM in reply to
        They will get the worse bowl of any team in the league, they suck, Wolfpack kicked their butts for fifth straight year, lol, yea you guys beat Duke and won your biggest rival game, lol. The holes cheat and still next to last in their own conference, lol, that means finished 10th in the league and cheated, lol
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          by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 06:49 AM in reply to Eric
          10th? You need to check your facts before you spout off. UNC is 7-5 and NCSU is 7-5. UNC is 3-5 in ACC and NCSU is 4-4 in ACC, whoop de freakin doo!!! You really need to put the pipe down and wake up from your fantasy world
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          by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 07:05 AM in reply to Eric
          I guess you are forgetting that NCSU is 7-5 as is UNC. All I can say is 63-32-6!!!! Men's Cheerleading, really???? LOL
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          by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 07:10 AM in reply to Eric
          NCSU has Mens Cheerleading while UNC has Lacrosse, LOL
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          by Eric on Nov 28, 2011 at 09:36 AM in reply to Eric
          Check the stats boys, did they finish in front of Virginia Tech, no, Virginia, NO, Georgia Tech, NO, Miami, No, Duke, Yes, lol, Duke, now back to your basement till mom tells you the meatloaf is ready! lol
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        by Joe on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM in reply to
        Well guess Reggie didn't have a good game and the rest of the team can't win, remember if reggie plays well they will be unstoppable, you are smarter than gave you credit Anonymous. The team is stoppable without Reggie scoring 3's, and stoppable by a unranked opponent, wait a second still laughing, ok, got composure back, and Kentucky going to put a whopping on them Saturday. Lucky for you guys the National Championship game in not played on a Sat, since this is going to be two loses in a row, because according to you, the NCAA should go ahead and give the Tarhole, aka. Little San Francisco, aka. UNC Berkley East the championship. Not so fast my friend, UNLV, are you serious, and I thought Thanksgiving couldn't get any better, now back to your basement Anonymous.
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      by tarheel on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:40 AM in reply to Eric
      ncsu will never be number 1 in basketball
  • by Jimmy Location: winterville on Nov 27, 2011 at 05:31 AM
    Not the mighty holes, lol, to UNLV, are you serious? That's too funny. The football team sucks and now basketball going down hill too, and all for cheating, Karma sucks don't it.
  • by Joe Location: Greenville on Nov 27, 2011 at 05:18 AM
    Hey Billy, guess Reggie didn't have a good game. I told you guys the holes suck and when are you going to listen? God is good!!!!!!!!!!
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