Roy and UNC win again
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Jawad Williams scored a career-high 28 points
and Sean May added 19, leading ninth-ranked North Carolina to a 91-68 rout of
Davidson at the Charlotte Coliseum.
Rashad McCants chipped in 13 points for the Tar Heels (2-0), who have given
new head coach Roy Williams victories in his first two games. North Carolina
posted a 90-64 rout of Old Dominion in its opener on Saturday.
Brendan Winters scored 24 points for Davidson (0-2), which has lost its first
two games of the year. The Wildcats fell to Texas Tech in the opening round of
the Preseason NIT last week.
North Carolina built a 43-25 lead at halftime, but Davidson scored 11 of the
first 15 points after the break. Winters poured in eight for the Wildcats,
hitting a three-pointer with just over 16 minutes to play to make it a 47-36
Carolina answered with a 15-3 run. An alley-oop dunk from Raymond Felton to
Jawad Williams started the spurt and Williams contributed a four-point play. A
three-pointer by Melvin Scott capped the surge and gave the Tar Heels a 62-39
cushion with 12:21 remaining.
Davidson never recovered.
A three-pointer by Williams soon after made it a 25-point game and North
Carolina opened a 75-46 cushion with just over eight minutes left.
With 5:47 left, McCants was fouled hard by Matt McKillop and the Tar Heels
took exception. May went to confront McKillop and Roy Williams quickly raced
onto the court to pull his players away.
McCants made both free throws and followed with a jumper to give Carolina an
81-51 advantage. The Tar Heels led by as many as 31.
North Carolina was in control from the start, opening a 10-3 lead just four
minutes into the contest. An 8-0 run midway through the half was capped by a
jumper from McCants to extend the Carolina lead to 24-7.
The Tar Heels continued to pour it on and led 40-16 with just under three
minutes left. A three-pointer by Winters at the halftime buzzer left the
Wildcats down 43-25 at the break.
May scored 12 points to lead Carolina in the opening 20 minutes. The Tar Heels
converted 16 Davidson turnovers in the first half into 22 points.