Hubert Davis shares key to Caleb Love's success: 'He's always wanted to make big shots'
North Carolina guard Caleb Love has embraced the spotlight during the NCAA Tournament.
In addition to hitting the game-winning 3-pointer against Duke on Saturday night, he’s also put together major performances vs. UCLA and Marquette.
He has 100 points through 5 NCAA Tournament games, including a relatively-lackluster 5-point performance vs. Baylor in the Round of 32. An amazing 49 of his 100 points have come in the second half of UNC’s wins vs. UCLA and Duke.
According to North Carolina coach Hubert Davis, Love has always pursued the big moments.
“One of the many things I love about Caleb is he wants to be on the biggest stage,” Davis told reporters on Monday. “And so I’ve been a part of a number of, like, in terms of the atmosphere, big-time atmospheres as a player and as a coach. Last night it was right there. And that’s where Caleb wants to be.
“And there’s very few players that want to be on that stage all the time. And Caleb does.”
If North Carolina is going to upset Kansas on Saturday night, it will likely need another big-time performance from Love. His shot-making and creation ability has the potential to shift games in UNC’s favor, as we’ve seen so many times this postseason.
Tipoff is at 9:20 p.m. ET on Monday night.