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Luke Maye putting up historic numbers at UNC, proving he's no fluke

Luke Maye finished against Arkansas with a career-high 28 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and five assists -- which tied a career high. It’s his third double-double of the season, and he has scored 20 or more points in four of UNC's first five games. Maye is now the first UNC player with 100 points and 50 rebounds in the team’s first five games since Jamison in 1996-97. (ESPN.com)

UNC's Small Lineup Yields Big Results

North Carolina played the last 7:33 of the first half against Arkansas on Friday without its two-post lineup and the result was an 18-10 run. UNC's cast of five rotated during that stretch but the consistent components were Theo Pinson at the four and Luke Maye at the five. The Tar Heels made 6-of-8 field goal attempts during that stretch while holding the Razorbacks to 3-of-10. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Arkansas Postgame Notes

Carolina's defense held the Razorbacks without a point on its last nine possessions (seven field goal attempts and two turnovers). UNC shot 50 percent from the floor in the second half for the third game in a row. Junior guard Kenny Williams scored 19 points. He has compiled three of his four highest scoring games in the three games on this west coast road trip. (GoHeels.com)

Luke Maye's Offensive Versatility Overwhelms Arkansas

Luke Maye continued his breakout season in UNC’s 87-68 win over Arkansas at the PK80 on Friday, scoring a career-high 28 points and grabbing a career-high 16 rebounds. The challenge in defending Maye is in his ability to stretch the floor paired with his court smarts. The Charlotte, N.C. native also knocked down a career-high four three-pointers on five attempts. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Watch And Learn

This was supposed to be a game when Arkansas had more to play for than Carolina, the Hogs having talked most of the summer about the "unfinished business" after blowing a late lead to the Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament. This was a game they had pointed towards ever since the PK80 field was announced. This was also a game they lost by 19 points. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Rolls Past Arkansas, Advances to PK80 Championship Game

Portland hosted a rematch from last year’s NCAA Tournament on Friday, when the ninth-ranked UNC men’s basketball team knocked off the Arkansas Razorbacks 87-68 in the Semifinals of the PK80 Invitational. Junior forward Luke Maye led the way for the Tar Heels, as he poured in a career-high 28 points and 16 rebounds to go along with a team-high five assists. (Chapelboro.com)

Roy Williams Post-Arkansas Quotes & Video

Roy Williams: “I thought it was sensational for Luke (Maye). I’m impressed with my team in the last 36 minutes of the game. The first four minutes I thought we were awful. We went out there and were cool, and I don’t like cool. I almost called a timeout twice. I started to the second time, and said no. These guys got us in this daggum mess, so let's see if they can get us out." (Inside Carolina)

Video: Luke Maye Leads Tar Heels Past Arkansas - Game Highlights

Luke Maye (career-highs 28 points and 16 rebounds) and Kenny Williams (19 points, 8 rebounds) helped the Tar Heels advance past the Razorbacks in the PK80 semifinals, 87-68, on Friday in Portland, Oregon. View Video...

Turner's Take: Tar Heels pass test vs. Hogs

How many of the one hundred and ninety-seven state parks of Oregon have you been to? UNC men's basketball showed tremendous balance in defeating Arkansas, 87-68, Friday in the PK80 Tournament. Not a one? The Tar Heels will play the winner of UConn and Michigan State on Sunday at 8:30 Eastern in the championship of the PK80 Tournament's Victory bracket. (Argyle Report)

Video: Luke Maye Lights Up Arkansas

After notching a double-double in the first half, Luke Maye finished the game with 28 points and 16 rebounds (both career bests) and added five assists in the win over Arkansas in the PK80 Invitational semifinals. View Video...

Luke Maye carries No. 9 North Carolina past Arkansas 87-68

Luke Maye had career-highs with 28 points and 16 rebounds, Kenny Williams had 16 of his 19 points in the second half, and No. 9 North Carolina slowed down Arkansas beating the Razorbacks 87-68 on Friday in the semifinals of the PK80 Invitational. The Tar Heels were smothering on defense. The Razorbacks shot just 32 percent in the first half and were dominated on the boards. (Associated Press)

Video: Theo Pinson Throws it Down on Arkansas

North Carolina senior Theo Pinson had the whole lane to take off for this tomahawk jam in the Tar Heels' 87-68 win over Arkansas in the PK80 Tournament semifinals. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Arkansas

There is absolutely no way to watch that game and not be extremely excited about watching this Carolina team play over the next four months. The Tar Heels were terrific defensively. As we've already seen this year, the intensity with which Carolina plays starts at the top with the attitude set by Joel Berry, Luke Maye, Theo Pinson and Kenny Williams. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 87, Arkansas 68

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 87-68 win over Arkansas in the PK80 Invitational semifinals on Friday in Portland, Oregon. (View Box Score)

Tar Heels Face Arkansas Friday In PK80 Semis

UNC plays Arkansas in the semifinal of the "Victory" bracket in the PK80 Invitational on Friday, Nov. 24, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern (ESPN). The Tar Heels advanced to the semifinal with a 102-78 win over Portland. UNC is 6-3 against the Razorbacks, including a 72-65 win over UA in the second round of the 2017 NCAA South Regional. Roy Williams is 4-0 against the Razorbacks. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 87
Arkansas: 68
Fri, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UConn/Mich St.
Sun, Nov 26, 8:30 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Michigan
Wed, Nov 29, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Davidson
Fri, Dec 1, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#9 UNC87
at Arkansas68
Maye (UNC) 28 pts; Barford (Arkansas) 21 pts;
#1 Duke85
at Texas78
Bagley III (Duke) 34 pts; Osetkowski (Texas) 19 pts;
St Francis (PA)72
at #19 Louisville84
Braxton (St Francis (PA)) 25 pts; Spalding (Louisville) 19 pts;
NC State58
at Tennessee67
Freeman (NC State) 14 pts; Williams (Tennessee) 14 pts;
Texas Southern77
at Clemson84
Jefferson (Texas Southern) 22 pts; Thomas (Clemson) 26 pts;
North Texas49
at Georgia Tech63
Lawson (North Texas) 7 pts; Alvarado (Georgia Tech) 19 pts;
at Wake Forest81
Alonso (UNCG) 31 pts; Moore (Wake Forest) 17 pts;
The Citadel78
at Florida State113
Frierson (The Citadel) 18 pts; Mann (Florida State) 21 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Duke0-07-0
(13) Notre Dame0-06-0
Boston College0-06-1
(9) North Carolina0-05-0
Florida State0-05-0
NC State0-05-2
(11) Miami0-04-0
(19) Louisville0-04-0
Georgia Tech0-03-1
Virginia Tech0-03-1
Wake Forest0-02-4

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