The No. 1 ranked team in the country experienced the bitter taste of defeat on Saturday afternoon. North Carolina went on the road to Northern Iowa and fell apart in the second half to suffer their first loss of the young season. North Carolina (3-1) took a 41-32 lead into halftime, but were outscored 39-26 in the second half.
Justin Jackson led all players with 25 points, but only two other Tar Heels finished in double figures: Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks, each with 10. Four Panthers scored in double figures, led by Wes Washpun with 21.
Northern Iowa improves to 2-0 all time against an AP No. 1 ranked opponent.