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.

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.