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No. 13 Tar Heels defeated Hurricanes by nine at Watsco Center

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 13 North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon. The Tar Heels won 85-76 over the Hurricanes at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

The Tar Heels improved to 14-4 on the season. They are now 4-1 in conference play.

North Carolina is on a two-game win streak after losing an 83-62 loss to the Louisville Cardinals.

North Carolina Tar Heels guard Cameron Johnson goes to the basket against the Virginia Cavaliers in the 2018 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament

Cameron Johnson goes to the basket against the Virginia Cavaliers in the 2018 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Getty Images)

The Hurricanes fell to 9-8 on the season. They fell to 1-4 in conference play.

Miami (Florida) is now on a one-game losing streak after defeating the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in their previous game.

Cameron Johnson led the Tar Heels with 22 points. He also had seven rebounds and two assists.

This was Johnson’s 20-plus point performance in the last seven games. He had a season-high 25 points against the No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs in a 103-90 win on Dec. 15.

He was one of five North Carolina players, who scored in double-digits. Kenny Williams had 16 points, while Coby White had 15, and Luke Maye scored 14.

Nassir Little also scored 12 points.

The Tar Heels had 14 bench points. Little led the bench with his 12 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals, and one block.

Chris Lykes led the Hurricanes with 20 points. He also had three rebounds, six assists, and two steals.

This is Lykes second straight game with 20 or more points. He had a season-high 28 points against No. 18 North Carolina State Wolfpack in a 87-82 loss on Jan. 3.

Lykes was one of four players, who scored in double-figures. Anthony Lawrence II had 18 points, while Zach Johnson added 17, and Ebuka Izundu contributed 13.

The Hurricanes had eight points off the bench. Sam Waardenburg led the bench with five points, three rebounds, and three assists.


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