CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina men’s basketball team escaped the Spectrum Center with an 85-75 win over Davidson behind sophomore Brandon Robinson's career high and junior Luke Maye’s fourth double-double of the season.
Davidson's Kellan Grady was not intimidated by the thirteenth-ranked Tar Heels (7-1). On the Wildcats’ first possession, the first-year guard hit a pull up three going to his left on the right wing. He provided the spark — finishing the game with 18 points and four threes — for a Wildcat team (3-3) that has relied on guard-play for the bulk of its offense this season.
North Carolina’s Luke Maye notched a double-double before the break. The big man from a suburb of Charlotte finished the game with 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.
Brandon Robinson also made a tangible impact early in North Carolina’s potential trap game. The sophomore guard went 4-7 for eight points and two rebounds and broke his career high in points in the first half.
North Carolina fell behind as much as seven and led by as much as six before the break. North Carolina entered halftime up 43-37.