Sophomore guard Seth Trimble debuted his reworked jump shot and high-flying athleticism with his 11-point performance against UC Riverside. After ending last season in a slump, Trimble said he focused on the mental aspect of his game this summer and read the David Goggins book "Can’t Hurt Me: Master your Mind and Defy the Odds."
“This last month of the season, we're gonna see some really good defenses and this is another one of the best, if not the best,” Chip Lindsey said. “We got our work cut out for us for sure.”
While the Mountain Hawks kept the game close for much of the first half, UNC managed to pull away in the second thanks to strong performances from RJ Davis and Armando Bacot. Bacot led the Tar Heel offense with his second double-double of the season – 22 points and 20 rebounds.
“When the whistle is blown, when the lights cut on, when the clock starts, it ain’t no friends out there," UNC senior linebacker Cedric Gray said. "We both trying to win. We are both trying to go out there and beat the heck out of each other.”
The North Carolina men’s basketball team (1-0) opened its season with a win over Radford (0-1), 86-70, at the Dean E. Smith Center on Monday night, securing Hubert Davis' 50th win as a head coach.
“It’s a good honor and everything, I just know I have to keep pushing and keep getting better," Hampton said.
Sophomore running back Omarion Hampton led the way on the ground with 144 rushing yards, while junior quarterback Drake Maye tallied four touchdowns and 244 passing yards.
“We have to run fit better, especially when the tempo is fast and it's going pretty quick. And then we got to do a better job this late in the season,” defensive coordinator Gene Chizik said. “We got to do a better job of working back the fundamentals of being able to tackle an open space.”
The UNC club ice hockey team lost to the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, 7-4, in their first division matchup of the season at the Orange County SportsPlex on Friday night.