No. 3 Tar Heels mystified by flat performance in 76-67 loss

  • No. 3 Tar Heels mystified by flat performance in 76-67 loss

No. 3 Tar Heels mystified by flat performance in 76-67 loss

It was then that IN guard James Blackmon sunk the biggest shot of the game, a 3-pointer that halted North Carolina's momentum and helped the Hoosiers close out a big victory.

When he missed most of last week's game at little-known IPFW, Indiana was stunned.

"I don't think our kids understood what we were talking about when we said how emotional it's going to be, how much they're going to be in the game", Williams said.

Josh Newkirk had 10 points and proved a good choice at point guard, controlling an IN attack that shot 48 percent but had to survive another night of poor ball security with 16 turnovers.

IN jumped to a 17-7 lead, extended the margin to 28-11 and never allowed the Tar Heels to get closer than 61-57 with 4:52 to play.

By the time North Carolina gave itself a chance on Wednesday night, by the time the Tar Heels adapted to the pressure of the moment, and the environment, it was, as junior guard Joel Berry said, "just too late". Carolina was able to get by mainly due to their overall defensive performance holding the Hoosiers to 40% on shots within the the arc. On Tuesday, Williams described the IN test as a "different animal" than what his team had encountered through the first seven games, and that description lacked any hyperbole.

North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks (3) grabs a rebound from Indiana's Josh Newkirk (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana defeated North Carolina 76-67.

(7) Virginia 63, Ohio St. 61: In Charlottesville, Va., London Perrantes scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half for Virginia in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

OG Anunoby led the way for IU with 16 points.

"We fully expect that, if James continues to progress the way that he has, that he'll be available to us tomorrow night", Crean said at the beginning of his pre-UNC press conference.

By then the Hoosiers had built a 17-point lead. But the rest of the Tar Heels appeared to be unsettled by playing on the road; as a team they shot only 39.3 percent from the field. Sam Houston State missed its first 13 shots to start the game.

MS (5-2) struggled out of the gate, starting 0 for 7 from the field and turning the ball over 14 times in the first half. Jo Lual-Acuil and Johnathan Motley dominated the boards with 14 rebounds apiece.

Baylor: The Bears were a stunning victor of the Battle 4 Atlantis while beating Virginia Commonwealth, Michigan State, and Louisville.

The Boilermakers cut a 51-33 deficit to four with 14.4 seconds left. The Boilermakers (5-2) had their four-game winning streak stopped along with a conference-record seven-game winning streak in the Challenge. "We were not ready for the intensity, the enthusiasm, anything that you want to talk about in the first half".

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Cardinals held Boilermakers bigmen Isaac Haas and Caleb Swanigan to a combined 22 points in their ACC-Big Ten Challenge victory.

Junior forward Yante Maten scored 14 points, his 23rd straight game in double figures for Georgia (5-2). But a Glynn Watson Jr. hit a straight-on three to tie things at 58 all.

Jock Landale scored 13 points for Saint Mary's (6-0), and Joe Rahon added 10.

Davis scored five points, pulled down three rebounds and added two blocks and one steal. "At the same time, we always have to know where the energy starts".