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UAB upsets No. 16 North Carolina, 63-59
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North Carolina guard Nate Britt, left, drives to the basket around UAB forward Jordan Swing (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
December 1, 2013, 8:35 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Chad Frazier scored 25 points and UAB made three free throws over the final 6.6 seconds to preserve a 63-59 upset of No. 16 North Carolina on Sunday.

Jordan Swing hit two free throws and Robert Williams made 1 of 2 to help the Blazers (6-2) hold on after losing most of a 14-point second half lead.

Marcus Paige missed two contested 3-pointers in one late possession and the Tar Heels (4-2) fouled Swing, who gave the Blazers a 62-57 lead.

Brice Johnson drove for a quick basket but Williams effectively put the game away when he made the second of two free throw attempts.

The Tar Heels were coming off a win over No. 9 Louisville to end the defending champions' 21-game winning streak.

UAB second-year coach Jerod Haase played for North Carolina's Roy Williams at Kansas and was a longtime assistant.

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