UNC over UAB

Santa, through his NYC-based elves, left us tickets to the UAB-UNC game, so on this beautiful, warm December afternoon we  caravanned to the Dean Dome for a late afternoon game.

Last year UAB surprised UNC in Alabama.  This year the Blazers traveled to Chapel Hill and lost 89-58.  Marcus Paige and Justin Jackson pulled the Heels away with their three point shots.  Paige had been off his shot for the past few games but today connected for 2-6 from beyond the arc.  Justin Jackson hit 2-3 of is three pointers.  Kennedy Meets was on his game tonight cleaning up under the basket, hitting mid-range jumpers, doing his part from the line.  Though, the free throw stars for the night go to Isaiah Hicks (5-6) and Nate Britt (4-4).  Those FT percentages win games, especially as conference play draws closer.

Tonight is the first night I paid much attention to the new point guard Joel Berry.  The point guard position is a hard one to learn.  He is beginning to get his feet under him and blossom (short bursts) in the role.  Marcus Paige is shining bright right now, but it is good to see Berry learning how to be a Tar Heel PG.

On another note, while I was hopeful that neither Louisville nor Kentucky would win….Kentucky did.

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