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Wofford shocks depleted No. 17 North Carolina 68-64

Wofford's Storm Murphy (5), Messiah Jones (25) and other team members celebrate a win over North Carolina at the end of an NCAA college basketball game in Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (Chris Seward / Associated Press)
Wofford's Storm Murphy (5), Messiah Jones (25) and other team members celebrate a win over North Carolina at the end of an NCAA college basketball game in Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (Chris Seward / Associated Press)
Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Wofford traveled to Chapel Hill and shocked a ranked North Carolina team again, getting 19 points from Trevor Stumpe and riding a 16-0 run in the second half to a 68-64 win over the 17th-ranked Tar Heels on Sunday.

Storm Murphy added 15 points and Messiah Jones had 13 points for the Terriers (7-4), who went on the road to beat North Carolina for the second time in three years.

Wofford, a 12-point underdog, made four 3-pointers during its decisive spurt, a 6-minute stretch in which the Tar Heels missed 10 consecutive shots.

Garrison Brooks had 17 points and 12 rebounds for North Carolina in its first regular-season game at Carmichael Arena since Jan. 4, 1986.

Brandon Robinson added a career-high 16 points for the Tar Heels, who lost their third straight game. They cut Wofford’s lead to 65-61 with 51.5 seconds remaining but got no closer.

North Carolina (6-4) played without starters Cole Anthony (right knee) and Leaky Black (sprained right foot). The school said treatment plans are being evaluated for Anthony, the second-leading scorer among freshmen nationally, who is averaging 19.1 points.

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