NC State fan ejected from arena after incident with UNC playerPNC Arena security ejected an N.C. State fan in the second half of Saturday’s game with North Carolina. The fan, sitting in a courtside seat across from the UNC bench, made contact with UNC sophomore guard Brandon Robinson midway through the second half. PNC Arena management and N.C. State athletic officials declined to release the name of the fan. (Charlotte Observer)
What happened to Luke Maye?What has happened to Luke Maye? A year ago, this performance would have seemed impossible. To score a career-high 33 points — the most by any UNC player under Roy Williams — and lead No. 21 UNC (19-7, 8-5 ACC) to a 96-89 win over N.C. State (16-9, 6-6 ACC) would have been too much to ask of Maye, who added 17 rebounds on Saturday. (Argyle Report)
'Big Shot Kenny' is BackTheo Pinson knew it was going in, and it felt like everyone in PNC Arena did, too. UNC was up two, 85-83, with under two minutes remaining. Kenny Williams rolled up to the top of the key, pump-faked to send N.C. State's Al Freeman flying past him took a side-step dribble left and stepped into a three. It hit nothing but net and gave UNC an 88-83 lead with 1:13 left. (Inside Carolina)
UNC-NC State Postgame NotesLuke Maye scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 17 rebounds against NC State. Maye is the fourth Tar Heel (with Billy Cunningham, Lennie Rosenbluth and Mitch Kupchak) to have multiple 30/15 games in the same season. Roy Williams is now 33-4 against NC State, including 28-4 as UNC's head coach. UNC has won five in a row over NC State in PNC Arena. (GoHeels.com)
Roy Williams Post-NC State QuotesRoy Williams: “I was really mad at my team close to the end of the first half, because I felt like we started giving in to a little bit of adversity. I told them I was not going to call timeout when State was kicking our rear end because we weren’t competing and they needed to grow up. We made a nice run to get it back to two or three or whatever it was a the half." (Inside Carolina)
Lucas: A Bad ManOn the front page of the Roanoke sports section just over two weeks ago was a picture of Luke Maye and a very fitting headline: "A Bad Man." That's how an opponent had described Maye recently. That's how NC State will remember him after Saturday's incredible performance. Pick a way to quantify it: The simple way: Maye had 33 points and 17 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)
Luke Maye Too Much for WolfpackFollowing Luke Maye's career-high 33 points and 17 rebounds in UNC’s 96-89 win at N.C. State, a media member asked him about his unwillingness to hype his own game. “Basketball is a game of team. There are five players out there who all work just as hard as everybody else. At the end of the day, whether you win or you lose, that’s the most important thing.” (Inside Carolina)
Video: Kevin Keatts Post-UNC Press ConferenceNorth Carolina State basketball coach Kevin Keatts speaks with the media following the Wolfpack's 96-89 loss to North Carolina on Saturday in Raleigh.
Joel Berry climbs Tar Heels’ all-time scoring list in win over NC StatePoint guard Joel Berry is climbing up the North Carolina Tar Heels all-time scoring list. Berry is now officially in the Top 25, as he scored 16 against NC State on Saturday and moved past some UNC legends. The senior has now passed Eric Montross, Justin Jackson, Jawad Williams and Hubert Davis on the list and currently sits 22nd all-time with 1,630 points. (Keeping It Heel)
Video: UNC Players Post-NC State Locker Room InterviewsNorth Carolina got some payback against N.C. State on Saturday, defeating the Wolfpack, 96-89, at PNC Arena courtesy of a 33-point, 17-rebound performance by Luke Maye. Here's Kenny Williams on his game-clinching 3-pointer. And here is what Maye, Joel Berry, and Cameron Johnson had to say following the game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Spenser Dalton: Thoughts on UNC's win over NC StateThe Tar Heels took advantage of mismatches after screen and switches by NC State. Often in both halves, State’s small guards in Dorn and Beverley got switched onto Theo Pinson or Luke Maye, to which both responded with strong takes and finishes around the basket. Carolina hammered the boards and poured in buckets in transition. Textbook Carolina basketball. (Thoughts From a Walk-On)
Video: Roy Williams Post-NC State Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 96-89 win over NC State on Saturday in Raleigh.
Video: UNC vs. NC State Game HighlightsNorth Carolina forward Luke Maye's career day (33 points, 17 rebounds) led the Tar Heels to 61 points in the second half and a 96-89 win at NC State on Saturday.
Video: Luke Maye Lights Up NC StateNorth Carolina's Luke Maye finished with a career-high 33 points, including 27 in the second half, to go with his 17 boards in UNC's 96-89 win over NC State on Saturday in Raleigh.
Luke Maye helps No. 21 North Carolina beat NC State 96-89Luke Maye scored 27 of his career-high 33 points after halftime to help No. 21 North Carolina beat N.C. State 96-89 Saturday. Maye also had 17 rebounds and spent most of the second half as a one-man show. But he got plenty of help as the Tar Heels closed out the Wolfpack including when Kenny Williams hit a 3-pointer with 1:13 left and UNC protecting an 88-84 lead. (Associated Press)
|Hunter (UVA) 14 pts; Stewart (Pitt) 12 pts;|
|at #5 Duke||60|
|Howard (Syracuse) 11 pts; Carter Jr (Duke) 16 pts;|
|at #15 Clemson||75|
|Okogie (Georgia Tech) 22 pts; DeVoe (Clemson) 25 pts;|
|at Virginia Tech||68|
|Snider (Louisville) 22 pts; Robinson (Virginia Tech) 16 pts;|
|Robinson (Boston College) 30 pts; Huell (Miami) 16 pts;|
|at Wake Forest||71|
|Geben (Notre Dame) 22 pts; Childress (Wake Forest) 13 pts;|
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|(10) North Carolina||11-5||22-7|
|(25) Florida State||8-7||19-8|