A day after Miami pulled off an incredible comeback, the Hurricanes allowed one.
Tyler Zeller's layup as time expired was the finishing touch on a North Carolina 19-point second-half comeback that earned them a 61-59 win over the dismayed Hurricanes.
With 5.8 seconds left, Kendall Marshall drove to the right of the lane and found Zeller with an acrobatic pass that Zeller laid in at the buzzer.
Miami dominated the game's first 30 minutes and led 53-34 with less than 10 minutes to play.
They led 55-39 with just over seven minutes to play when North Carolina hit four 3-pointers in a row to slice the lead to four. The Hurricanes never recovered as the Tar Heels battled them to a 59-59 tie before Zeller's game-winner.
Harrison Barnes led North Carolina with 18 points, and Zeller, Leslie McDonald and John Henson all scored in double figures.
Malcolm Grant scored 16 for the Hurricanes but had just four in the second half and missed 2 of 4 free throws down the stretch.
Durand Scott, Adrian Thomas and Reggie Johnson scored 12 points apiece for Miami, which led 31-22 at the half.