Hawkeye point guard Mike Gesell outplayed his friend, Marcus Paige, as Iowa upset #12 North Carolina at the Dean Dome, 60-55. Gesell scored 16 points on 6/10 shooting. Paige was held to 13 points on 4/16 shooting. Paige plays point guard, but had 0 assists. He is a former AAU teammate of Gesell's. Paige later starred at Linn-Mar high school.
The win boosted the spirits of Hawkeye fans, reeling from a disappointing football season, and two basketball losses at Madison Square Garden.
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