Western Carolina jumped out to a 5-0 lead Wednesday night when the Catamounts visited Chapel Hill to take on Carolina men’s basketball. Haboubacar Mutumbo and Marc Gosselin got the visitors off on the right foot, their shutout only broken when Garrison Brooks made one of two free throws for the Tar Heels to get the home team on the board.
And then . . . well, and then, Carolina scored 33 of the game’s next 36 points. There was precious little drama in the Smith Center involving the game’s final score, which ended up a 104-61 Tar Heel win. Instead, the pressing questions were:
Would Luke Maye equal or better his total of 194 points from a year ago in just ten games of his junior season?
Yes. Twelve minutes in to Wednesday’s win, Maye scored his eighth and ninth points. He would finish with 12 points and 12 rebounds on the evening, for his sixth double-double of the season.
Could Carolina shoot well from beyond the three-point line?
Goodness, yes. The Tar Heels shot 16-22 from three, 8-11 in each half, for a 72.7 clip. That’s the school record for three-point percentage in a game with at least 20 attempts.
Would the Tar Heels earn a Bojangles’ biscuit deal for the fans?
Yes. An Aaron Rohlman layup with 1:45 to go put the Heels over the century mark.
How would Jalek Felton run the point with Seventh Woods out?
Quite well, actually. Felton led the Tar Heels with 15 points. He shot 4-4 from three and had five assists against just two turnovers. Don’t look now (do look now) but Felton is emerging....
Carolina will now have 11 days off before traveling to Knoxville to take on Tennessee. They return home to face Wofford on December 20.
More to come on Argyle Report.
Photo by Gabi Palacio