Caleb Love leads North Carolina to blowout win over No. 24 Michigan
For perhaps the first time in the Hubert Davis era, North Carolina played to its potential on Wednesday night in Chapel Hill.
The result was a 72-51 victory over No. 24 Michigan, marking easily the biggest win of the Davis era so far. North Carolina is now 5-2 on the season with losses to top-25 competition in Villanova and Tennessee.
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The Tar Heels were led by sophomore guard Caleb Love, who poured in 22 points and dished out 4 assists. Love also made 4-of-7 3-point attempts as the former 5-star continues a breakout sophomore campaign.
Dawson Garcia (14) and Armando Bacot (11) were the other North Carolina players to score in double figures. Bacot also grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds.
Meanwhile, Michigan shot just 35 percent from the field and 31 percent from 3-point range. The Wolverines turned it over 13 times, compared to just 6 for North Carolina.
This win should help North Carolina immensely in its pursuit of an NCAA Tournament berth. The Tar Heels still have one major nonconference game remaining — against UCLA on Dec. 18.