9:00 PM ET, January 10, 2012
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina's often-overlooked backcourt got the best of Miami's talented guards, not to mention proved it can help the third-ranked Tar Heels overcome an off performance from their vaunted front line.Dexter Strickland scored 14 points while Kendall Marshall added 12 -- both season highs -- to help the Tar Heels beat Miami 73-56 on Tuesday night, North Carolina's latest easy win in a monthlong homestand filled with them.Tyler Zeller scored 16 points to lead the Tar Heels (15-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who closed that nine-game homestand with a perfect record to rebuild some momentum after early losses to UNLV and Kentucky. The Tar Heels led almost the entire night against the Hurricanes (9-6, 0-2) and blew the game open with a 17-0 run spanning halftime, which staked UNC to a 23-point lead that never got below 15 the rest of the night.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-55 (.418)||31-69 (.449)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-16 (.188)||2-16 (.125)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-10 (.700)||9-14 (.643)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|