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UNC vs. Florida State - Player of the Game: RJ Davis

The senior led all scorers with 27 points.

NCAA Basketball: Florida State at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

RJ Davis is on fire.

For the fourth straight game, RJ Davis scored more than 20 points. He led all scorers in UNC’s comeback victory yesterday afternoon in the Smith Center.

When reviewing the film from this game, the focus for the North Carolina Tar Heels will be the perimeter, both defensively and offensively.

Davis was just three of nine beyond the arc, but Carolina only made two other three-pointers.

He hit just two three-pointers in the second half, but they were big baskets.

Once the furious comeback started, Davis’s first three of the second half brought UNC to within two.

Later, with just 1:31 left in the game, another Davis three-pointer put the game away.

What set Davis apart yesterday was his willingness to drive to the basket.

He finished a perfect eight of eight from the free throw line yesterday. Carolina’s aggressiveness in the second half was a crucial element in the comeback.

From the start of the game, Davis’s vision was notable. He started with a good inside pass to Armando Bacot, and made some other great passes until UNC started to get off their game.

Davis’s pass in transition to Seth Trimble to tie the game with eight minutes left was an electrifying moment in the Smith Center.

Davis finished yesterday with 27 points, going eight of 17 from the floor. He had five assists, three rebounds, two steals, and just two turnovers in 38 minutes of work.

Adam Lucas shared a great nugget about Davis’s performance over the past three games. Davis joins an exclusive list of Tar Heels who have scored at least 27 points in three straight games:

  • George Glamack
  • Lennie Rosenbluth
  • Pete Brennan
  • Billy Cunningham
  • Bob Lewis
  • Charles Scott
  • Phil Ford
  • Brad Daugherty
  • Joseph Forte

Forte was the last to do so in 2001, the year Davis was born.