Roy Williams on Luke Maye: “He’s done a marvelous job for us”
Luke Maye keeps putting up big numbers, and North Carolina keeps winning.
Maye had 22 points to lead the 13th-ranked Tar Heels to a 97-73 win over Tulane on Sunday afternoon.
Maye cracked the 20-point mark for the seventh time in nine games this season. He already has 187 points on the season and his average has jumped from 5.5 to 20.7 this season.
The junior forward made a fairly large, and famous shot, to beat Kentucky in the NCAA tournament last year but he only had 194 points in 35 games.
Junior guard Kenny Williams added 13 points for UNC (8-1), which was in control of the outmatched Green Wave from start to finish.
The Tar Heels made 67.9 percent (19-of-28) of their shots in the first half and led 23-6 in the first 8 minutes and 52-39 at the half.
Freshman forward Brandon Huffman had seven points in 5 minutes in the first half as UNC’s size was too much for Tulane (6-2). UNC finished with a 45-26 rebounding advantage.
Maye also led UNC in rebounds (10) and had a career-high four blocks.
The biggest roar for the game came when Shea Rush’s 3-pointer from the left corner bounced out, keeping the Tar Heels under the 100-point mark.
Joe Giglio: 919-829-8938, @jwgiglio