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Charleston 66, No. 3 N. Carolina 64

December 6, 1998

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Danny Johnson hit a follow shot with one-tenth of a second left and the College of Charleston surprised No. 3 North Carolina 66-64 Saturday night.

Johnson’s basket capped the Cougars’ comeback from eight points down with 12 minutes left in the final game of the Food Lion MVP Classic, and it gave him 11 points in what arguably was the biggest victory in the history of the program.

Charleston (4-2) had never played a team ranked this high and had lost seven of its previous 10 games against AP Top 25 opponents. The last time the Cougars had defeated a ranked team was an 84-67 victory over eighth-ranked Georgia Tech on Jan. 16, 1994.

The victory overshadowed a sterling performance by North Carolina freshman Jason Capel, who had 16 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals. But his showing wasn’t enough to end the Tar Heels’ bid for their second consecutive 9-0 start.

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