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UNC upsets No. 1 Michigan State

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North Carolina's James McAdoo grabs a loose ball as teammate Kennedy Meeks and Michigan State's Matt Costello, right, watch during the second half of an NCAA basketball game on Wednesday night in East Lansing, Mich.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.

And, the Spartans' school-record, three-week run as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press college basketball poll ended with a thud.

The Tar Heels had five scorers in double figures and more players going after loose balls and rebounds in a 79-65 win over Michigan State on its home court Wednesday night.

"We looked like a softer team," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "That solely falls on me, nobody else."

Despite playing in a highly anticipated game in front of fired-up fans, Michigan State (7-1) looked listless ...


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