OSU Easily Takes Down UNC in Big 10-ACC Matchup
After just barely holding onto a small two point lead in the first half, Ohio State made sure to put more than enough room between themselves and North Carolina, where they came out on top 74-49 at the Dean Smith Center.
OSU’s biggest win of the season and first road trip of year came with an impressive performance so early on in the collegiate basketball season. The result gave UNC their worst loss on the home court under the Roy Williams era, and the worst loss since 2002.
Star freshman guard, Cole Anthony, was the only UNC player to finish the game out in double digits at 15 points. As a team, the Tar Heels shot 27.4% from the floor and made 7 of their 24 shots outside the arc.
The Buckeyes had everything going good from the start and improved immensely after the half. Kaleb Wesson, CJ Walker, Duane Washington Jr. and E. J. Liddell off the bench all scored 10 or more points which helped keep Ohio above and beyond the Tar Heels on the scoreboard for the entire game.
UNC’s defense couldn’t defend against OSU and the offense they developed in the second half that was pounding in shot after shot. Even the Buckeye defense made things difficult for the Tar Heels, just like they did in the first 20 minted of the game.
Ohio State will host the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, December 7th in an effort to keep their 8-0 streak going and remain first in the Big 10 Conference. North Carolina will go on the road to Virginia and hope to improve their record on Sunday, December 8th.