Miami Hurricanes blown out by UNC in 2nd half after 14-0 lead to start game

CHAPEL HILL, NC - FEBRUARY 27: Theo Pinson /
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The early going felt more like what North Carolina was doing wrong than Miami was doing to stop the Tar Heels. The Hurricanes took command by making six of their seven shots in the 14-0 run.

After the 14-0 lead, Miami closed the half making just six of 23 from the field. That allowed North Carolina back in the game. It appeared that the Hurricanes would take a two-point lead into halftime.

A careless foul by Lonnie Walker on North Carolina’s Cameron Johnson with three seconds remaining from the free throw line in the Tar Heels backcourt while he was attempting a heave at the buzzer put the Tar Heels guard on the line. He sank all three to give North Carolina a one-point lead at halftime.

The Tar Heels never trailed after taking the lead just over six minutes into the second half. UNC took the lead for good nearly halfway through the second half. The Tar Heels then pulled away late.

With just under five minutes to go North Carolina led 66-63. They outscored the Miami Hurricanes 16-2 to win by 17. Adding in Miami’s 14-0 run to begin the game it made the beginning and end of the game a wash. A closer look at the stats and North Carolina dominated after the first seven minutes, especially in the second half.