In what was arguably the most exciting USC finish ever, Carolina defeated 24th-ranked Florida 70-69 on a Zam Fredrick layup at the buzzer.
As Florida’s Chandler Parsons missed a free throw with 03.3 seconds remaining, Fredrick took off toward the Gator basket. Mike Holmes grabbed the rebound and heaved a beautiful overhead pass ahead to Fredrick.
The Colonial Center erupted as Fredrick hauled in the perfect strike from Holmes and laid it in just ahead of the buzzer for the victory.
Carolina had trailed by five with only 30 seconds left, but Devan Downey’s clutch 3-pointer closed the gap and set up the last-second heroics.