CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina —
North Carolina stored shoot, shoot, capturing from outdoors. The eleventh-ranked Tar Heels did not miss a lot, both.
Luke Maye had 12 factors and 12 rebounds whereas UNC hit a season-excessive sixteen three-tips that could beat Western Carolina 104-sixty one on Wednesday night time, delivering a robust offensive efficiency to go into an eleven-day examination break.
The Tar Heels (9-1) shot fifty seven % and made sixteen of twenty-two three-level makes an attempt, coming one shy of matching this system report for made 3s in a recreation. It tied the document for made 3s beneath fifteenth-yr coach Roy Williams, whereas the seventy two.7 % conversion fee was a faculty report for a recreation by which the Tar Heels had a minimum of 20 makes an attempt.
It allowed Williams to depend on a bit of study he is keen on throwing out on good capturing nights.
“All the things appears nice when the ball goes within the basket,” Williams stated, “and it went within the basket tonight.”
The Tar Heels got here into the sport capturing about 36 % from behind the arc, although it marked the third time up to now 4 video games that they had hit at the very least forty two % on 3s.
The distinction was quantity; they hadn’t made greater than eleven 3s in a recreation this season.
“I feel it is one thing groups have to fret about as a result of we now have so many shooters,” stated Kenny Williams, who scored thirteen factors and made three of four three-pointers. “We will throw in a lineup the place you’ve gotten all 5 guys that may shoot the ball. After which it is extra harmful as a result of it spreads the ground.”
Nonetheless, the Tar Heels put the sport away shortly with extra than simply 3s. They ran off 20 straight factors throughout a 33-three first-half run, capturing sixty four % by the break.
“They have been draining nearly the whole lot they shot, each halves,” Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter stated, “They shoot like that, … they are going to be a troublesome out for lots of people.”
Deriece Parks scored thirteen factors for the Catamounts (three-7), who made two fast photographs for a 5-zero lead. However they missed sixteen of 17 photographs and had an eight-minute scoring drought because the Tar Heels took over.
Western Carolina: The Catamounts had already misplaced twice to energy-convention opponents, falling by 28 factors at each Clemson and Minnesota. This time, the Southern Convention program discovered itself trailing by 27 at halftime on the best way to falling to three-33 all-time towards present Atlantic Coast Convention members.
“They’re all excellent groups,” Hunter stated. “Definitely I feel Carolina performed us one of the best of any of the three of them.”
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