Overall, it was a fairly balanced effort for UNC against Davidson. Five different players scored double-digit points. Four got at least five rebounds. The defense held the Wildcats to just 30% shooting, and .769 points per possession.
However, if you’re picking one standout name from the Tar Heels’ win, it probably ends up being the guy whose gotten that honor a lot this season.
Cameron Johnson led North Carolina in scoring once again, going for 17 points on 6-11 shooting and 2-4 from three. In addition, he grabbed seven rebounds, and also finished with an assist and a steal.
After a sloppy start, UNC went on a 20-4 run to end the first half, turning a five-point deficit into an 11-point lead. Johnson scored eight of the Tar Heels’ 20 points in that period. He added another seven in the first nine minutes of the second half. By that point, Carolina was up 26 and the game was basically over.
Other player of the game candidates for UNC include Luke Maye, who finished with a double-double, going for 11 points and 14 rebounds. That comes after he torched Davidson for 24 and 17 in last year’s edition of this game. Kenny Williams went for 12 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Coby White finished with seven points on 1-7 shooting, but he had arguably his best game distributing the ball, recording seven assists. He did turn the ball over three times, but two of them were late in the game when things were basically decided.
Like he has so many other times this season, Johnson led the way for the Tar Heels on Saturday. It’s been an inconsistent season so far for UNC, but more often than not, they’ve been able to count on Johnson.