By JOE KAY
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Michigan State? Gone. Defending national champion North Carolina? Gone, too. Any more questions about whether George Mason belongs in the NCAA tournament?
Didn't think so.
The upstart Patriots turned Carolina a whole different shade of blue Sunday, knocking the third-seeded Tar Heels out with a 65-60 victory that set up a mid-major matchup in the round of 16.