North Carolina is leading 53-38 at the end of the half, benefitting from 14 Gardner-Webb turnovers. The Tar Heels shot 54.8 percent in the first half, making 23 of 42 shots.
UNC's free throw woes continue to haunt them, as the Tar Heels were seven of 13 from the charity stripe.
Grayson Flittner of Gardner-Webb is scorching hot, hitting six out of nine treys, including the last two of the half which were closely contested by Marcus Ginyard.
Deon Thompson leads UNC scorers with 16 points on seven of eight shooting.
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