The North Carolina Tar Heels finally put Wofford away in the season opener, but it was not without a test.
Halfway through the second half, the Terriers finished off a 14-5 run to tie the ball game at 46. The Tar Heels found themselves in the danger zone once again versus Wofford.
That is when Cam Johnson stepped up.
Johnson’s three-pointer at the 10:23 mark broke the tie and Carolina did not look back.
The second-year grad transfer then scored two more threes on two of the next three offensive possessions.
After that, the next two UNC buckets were set up by Johnson’s two offensive rebounds and two assists.
Johnson finished with 17 points, going 6-9 from the floor, including 5-7 from three point range. He tacked on eight rebounds for the team lead, with five of those being on the offensive glass.
Luke Maye and Garrison Brooks are certainly worthy of consideration for Player of the Game honors as well.
Maye finished with 24 points on 7-13 shooting from the floor. He continued to find the bottom of the basket with a hand in his face- a good sign of things to come. Another important factor in his game tonight was being 8-9 from the free throw line. However, the 6’8 senior needed to do more to help out on the glass.
Brooks, earning the start at the five, finished with 20 points on 9-15 shooting and 2-3 from the line. His alley-oop was a great team play and his intensity level was exciting to watch. Much like Maye, but more importantly for his game, Brooks needed more than just five rebounds.