CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Luke Maye scored 27 factors and No. thirteen North Carolina shot fifty five % to beat Michigan 86-seventy one on Wednesday night time within the Huge Ten/ACC Problem.
Joel Berry II added 17 factors on a bounceback offensive night time for the Tar Heels (6-1). They have been coming off a sixty three-forty five loss to No. three Michigan State within the PK80 Invitational that included them capturing a program-report-low 24.6 %.
However North Carolina had no troubles towards the Wolverines (6-2). The Tar Heels closed the primary half on a 17-5 run for a fifty one-37 lead, then went a 17-2 run to blow the sport open.
That 34-7 run over roughly thirteen minutes turned a 34-32 lead right into a sixty eight-39 romp with greater than thirteen minutes left.
Moe Wagner scored 20 factors to steer Michigan, which cooled shortly after a scorching begin and couldn’t sustain with UNC and its refound offensive contact.
Michigan: The Wolverines began the sport with an environment friendly assault that unfold the courtroom, knocked down three-pointers and caught UNC backdoor. Charles Matthews even banked in a three to beat the shot clock and cap the workforce’s eight-for-eight capturing begin, however Michigan shortly pale. The Wolverines shot roughly 35 % the remainder of the best way, together with 6 of 30 from behind the arc.
UNC: The Tar Heels spent a lot of the sport capturing round 60 % to let unfastened some pent-up frustration from the blowout loss to the Spartans, who locked down on UNC and have been far harder than the Tar Heels. Maye posted his fifth 20-level recreation on eleven-for-sixteen capturing after struggling towards the Spartans (eight factors on three-for-thirteen capturing). Perhaps it helped that they have been again house for the primary time in two weeks after an prolonged journey west that included a win at Stanford earlier than three PK80 video games in Portland, Oregon.
Michigan: The Wolverines host Indiana of their Huge Ten opener Saturday.
UNC: The Tar Heels journey to Charlotte to face Davidson on Friday.