Marcus Paige shines as North Carolina stuns No. 3 Louisville

Author:
Publish date:
Paige, left, nearly matched All-American guard Russ Smith in points to lift UNC in the upset.

Paige, left, nearly matched All-American guard Russ Smith in points to lift UNC in the upset.

It turns out the party couldn't wait. Williams and his players had a celebratory mosh pit, usually reserved for the locker room, in front of the bench. Paige, who has played all but 22 minutes so far this season, didn't participate, having been pulled away for a TV interview. After Sunday, however, it's clearer than ever that if the Tar Heels are to have any other moments to celebrate this season, he will have to be right in the middle of it.