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"We didn't even know it was South Carolina out there," said Eagles forward Reggie Welch. You couldn't really blame him. The Gamecocks—who were 30-point favorites against a team whose best player was hobbled by a sprained ankle—played nothing like the juggernaut that went 15--1 in the SEC.
6 1994 (9) Boston College 75, (1) North Carolina 72
The Tar Heels were loaded, with three starters from the '93 championship squad, plus newcomers Jerry Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace. No matter. The Eagles bounced the nation's top team with a pesky performance during which mild-mannered Carolina coach Dean Smith had to be restrained from going after BC's Danya Abrams following a hard foul.
7 2012 (15) Lehigh 75, (2) Duke 70
Behind 30 points from guard C.J. McCollum, the Mountain Hawks handed the Blue Devils their second opening-game defeat in 16 years.
8 1978: Miami (Ohio) 84, Marquette 81
The Warriors, ranked third in the country, complained openly of a potential second-round showdown with No. 1 Kentucky. Didn't matter. The 18--8 Redskins overcame a 10-point deficit in the final 3:38 of regulation to oust the defending champs in OT.