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UNC vs. Boston College - Player of the Game: Luke Maye

Maye’s double-double helped UNC finish off a 9-0 ACC road record.

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Boston College Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Last year when these two teams played in Chapel Hill, Luke Maye torched Boston College for 32 points and 18 rebounds. Last night wasn’t quite that good for Maye, but it was really good nonetheless.

In the final road game in his college career, Maye went for 17 points and 20 rebounds (six offensive), leading UNC to a 79-66 win over Boston College on Tuesday night. He even chipped in with five assists. It was that kind of night for him.

In the game’s first possession, Maye grabbed an offensive rebound after Kenny Williams missed a three and put it back for a layup to open the game’s scoring. That would set the tone early for what his night would be. By the time the first half was over, Maye would have 15 and 10. The Tar Heels went into halftime up 23, and never looked back from there.

He didn’t quite have as big a second half to put up some truly gaudy numbers. However, there wasn’t really any need. While Boston College made some runs in the second, and made the final margin look not that impressive, 13 points was as close as they got.

The one real knock against Maye in this game was his 0-4 night from beyond the arc. That adds to his struggles from three this season.

The other main player of the game candidate for UNC is this game was Cameron Johnson. The fellow senior led the Tar Heels in scoring with 22. He also finished with a double-double, grabbing 12 rebounds himself. Also like Maye, he was credited with five assists. There was certainly a pretty decent argument for him getting the nod.

If Luke wants to repeat this performance on Saturday, none of us will be complaining.