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UNC vs. Georgia Tech - Players of the Game: Coby White and Cam Johnson

Two players really stood out in the Tar Heels’ win in Atlanta.

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

After an ugly first half, UNC pulled away early and never looked back against Georgia Tech mostly because of two people. As has been the case several times this season, those two players were Coby White and Cam Johnson.

Other than those two, UNC shot just 14-38 from the field and 4-12 from three. With them, the Tar Heels ended up cruising in the second half and winning by 23 points.

There wasn’t a ton that separated them when trying to make a player of the game decision. So, screw it. There are no rules here, they’re both player(s) of the game.

White had another excellent game scoring the ball, as evidenced by his 19 points. He went 7-13 from the field and 5-9 from three. It was also arguably his best game distributing the ball all season, finishing with eight assists. Beyond even that, he also grabbed three rebounds and a steal.

Meanwhile, Johnson led the Tar Heels in scoring with 22 points. He shot an extremely impressive 8-10 from the field. His only two misses were from three, as he was 4-6 from beyond the arc. He added three assists and three rebounds as well. Johnson also scored UNC’s first eight points of the second half. After the ugly first period, Carolina went into the half up just seven points, but after Johnson’s run, they were up 12. About two minutes later, UNC was up 19 and the game was pretty much over.

The only other person that deserves any recognition is Nassir Little. The freshman nearly had a double-double, going for nine points and seven rebounds. The other three Tar Heels that got more than 20 minutes were...not great.

Were Cam and Coby not Cam and Coby, this game could have turned out very badly. Instead, it was a 23-point win, which seems about right.