12:30 PM ET, December 4, 2010
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Tyler Zeller's hot hand fuels North Carolina's home win over Kentucky
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Tyler Zeller scored in the paint and buried the free throws North Carolina desperately needed. John Henson locked down on Kentucky's top scorer. Larry Drew II even added a strong second half that helped his team hang in until the final horn.For an afternoon, the Tar Heels showed some fight that has been missing around Chapel Hill for the better part of a year -- especially against a marquee opponent like the Wildcats (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP).
A Zeller performance
North Carolina was scatched and bruised Saturday but came through for a hard-fought win, writes ESPN.com's Dana O'Neil. Blog
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-62 (.387)||24-58 (.414)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-21 (.429)||1-11 (.091)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-21 (.762)||26-37 (.703)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||26 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|
|» Dec 4, 2010||@UNC 75, UK 73||Recap|
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Over the game's final seven minutes, Tyler Zeller matched Kentucky in scoring, 12-12. Zeller outscored his teammates in that span 12-4.
John Henson and Harrison Barnes carried the Tar Heels in the first half combining for 24 of the team's 40 points. But they disappeared in the second half, scoring just one point (free throw by Henson) combined.[+]
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