North Carolina extended its winning streak to three games and exacted some revenge on in-state rival NC State in a 96-89 road victory on Saturday.
Luke Maye scored a career-high 33 points along with 17 rebounds, three assists and two blocks for North Carolina.
Maye joins Billy Cunningham, Lennie Rosenbluth and Mitch Kupchak as the only players in North Carolina history with multiple games of at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in the same season according to Tar Heels play-by-play announcer Jones Angell.
Joel Berry added 16 points for North Carolina. Torin Dorn led NC State with 21 points.
NC State led 37-35 at halftime but North Carolina shot a blistering 78.1 percent in the second half to earn the victory. North Carolina’s second half shooting percentage is a school record in ACC according to Inside Carolina.
At one point in the game, NC State went on a 19-0 run. However, instead of calling timeout, North Carolina coach Roy Williams let his players fight through it and they responded with a 7-0 run.
NC State took the first meeting of the season 95-91 in overtime at North Carolina, which was just the fourth time NC State has defeated North Carolina in the Roy Williams era.
With the win, North Carolina improves to 19-7 overall and 8-5 in the ACC. With the loss, NC State drops to 16-9 and 6-6 in the ACC.
Next up for North Carolina is a home contest vs. Notre Dame on Feb. 12.
Here’s what Williams had to say after the victory against NC State:
Unc basketball coach Roy Williams after win over NC State at PNC Arena pic.twitter.com/h1ThLv7BTd
— ACC Basketball News (@accbballnews) February 10, 2018
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