Anthony scores 20 as UNC beats UNC-Wilmington on the road

Jose Verdugo
Noviembre 10, 2019

The North Carolina basketball team got more of its members involved in the scoring on Friday than it did in its opening game two nights earlier. In executing so, he established the UNC file for most points by a freshman earning their Tar Heel debut, surpassing a participant who will not be mentioned. He recorded his second double-double in as many games.

Cole Anthony #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts after making a three-point basket against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second half at the Dean Smith Center on November 06, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. UNC coach Roy Williams doesn't mind going to an in-state mid major school for a game, past year the Tar Heels played at Wofford and Elon.

UNC freshman Armando Bacot left the game midway in the first half after being hit in the head and had to be helped to the bench. That came for a team already down senior Brandon Robinson with an ankle injury suffered in an exhibition game. They got to the line often, but did not take advantage. "I love how we played. We'd like to get some of those other guys back". It was the most points by a Tar Heel freshman in his debut.

Anthony put the country on notice with his 34-point, 11-rebound performance against Notre Dame on Wednesday. He not only had his first career double-double with UNC but he also scored his 1000th career point in college basketball. Anthony did it in his first game.

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No. 9 North Carolina takes on UNC Wilmington on from Trask Coliseum in Wilmington.

Abu Kigab, who transferred from OR to Boise State midway through last season, was not eligible to play against the Ducks as he waits to becoming eligible at the end of fall semester. "I was a little confident going into the game knowing that I was familiar with this arena and this conference obviously playing here for three years". Junior Garrison Brooks also had one of the best games of his career. And he had his first career double-double. "So I thought that was really the difference". "I just went from there". The Tar Heels shot poorly from the floor and had trouble getting anything going. Throughout that extend, the freshman scored 15 of the Heels' place, whilst obtaining assists on plays that led to five other points. The Ducks (2-0) shot 42 for 60 (70%) from the field overall, and made 13 of 19 3-point attempts, after 1-for-13 shooting from beyond the arc in their opener.

"We've got to get more out of Andrew (Platek), we've got to get more out of Christian (Keeling), we've got to get more out of Leaky (Black)", Williams said. Pritchard also became only the second OR player, joining the legendary Ron Lee, with more than 1,000 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds.

After starting the season with an early ACC matchup with Notre Dame, the Heels begin a soft stretch of the season that will see UNC face off against a trio of teams all ranked 216th or worse in the nation according to KenPom, before heading to the Bahamas for Battle 4 Atlantis.

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