NCAAB Game Recap - Miami (FL) at North Carolina
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Baylor
72
Fla
61
F
Pacif
59
Gonz
92
F
Tenn
68
Kansas
74
F
ND
84
FlaSt
85
F
Clem
62
Lou
80
F
Dayt
87
Rich
79
F
Vill
64
Prov
60
F
Mizzu
51
WVU
74
F
KY
76
TxTch
74
F(OT)
IaSt
76
Aub
80
F
SMU
74
Mem
70
F
Ill
64
Mich
62
F
Ariz
65
AzSt
66
F
Wash
62
Colora
76
F
Nebras
72
Rut
75
F
Pitt
61
Syr
69
F
Del
76
NE
74
F
Mia-FL
71
UNC
94
F
Lafy
74
Leh
56
F
VACom
76
LaSal
65
F
Mercer
69
VMI
66
F
Maine
53
UMBC
63
F
IL-C
69
Detr
70
F
Furm
78
Citad
54
F
Army
73
Navy
66
F
LSU
69
Tex
67
F
MisSt
62
Okla
63
F
StJon
79
DeP
66
F
VaTec
56
BC
61
F
WIGB
94
YSU
98
F(OT)
Presb
57
Winth
72
F
Temp
59
Penn
66
F
E MI
68
MiaO
73
F
Duques
64
UMass
73
F
Brad
53
IndSt
61
F
App
78
CoCar
58
F
Colg
79
Amer
69
F
Boston
79
HolyC
64
F
Denv
70
NDSt
82
F
UNCG
70
Samf
63
F
SIU
58
IlSt
55
F
LaTec
72
UAB
58
F
Hartfo
62
Albany
48
F
URI
81
StBon
75
F
IUPUI
89
Oakl
85
F(OT)
WIMil
53
Clev
70
F
FaDi
60
SacHr
77
F
Akr
88
Ohio
86
F
Merrim
76
CenCT
86
F
FlaAM
87
How
83
F
NCSU
58
GaTec
64
F
StJos
69
GrgWas
85
F
OkSt
73
TexAM
62
F
TCU
67
Ark
78
F
UNH
77
Bingha
69
F
UNCA
63
USC-Up
80
F
Tows
70
W&M
58
F
Lib
43
Stetsn
48
F
StFPA
79
StFNY
86
F
Hamp
79
Radf
83
F
FlInt
49
Charl
75
F
Drex
59
Hof
72
F
JMU
73
Elon
82
F
Chat
64
ETSU
75
F
Colum
50
Corn
62
F
UNCW
72
Charl
70
F
SEMO
59
E IL
61
F
BethC
95
NCAT
98
F
DelSt
45
NCC
72
F
Morg
50
Copp
48
F
Oral
80
SDak
91
F
SeLA
84
NWSt
81
F(OT)
HBU
89
McNee
102
F
ChaSo
92
GWebb
83
F(2OT)
RobM
71
LongI
66
F
Ball
66
CenMI
71
F
W MI
52
NIU
58
F
AbCh
70
CenAR
69
F(OT)
Jacksn
83
KennSt
64
F
Belm
78
APSU
86
F
NFla
73
Lipsco
85
F
AF
81
SJSU
90
F
BYU
82
USF
83
F
USC
75
OrSt
55
F
N CO
74
Ida
53
F
TexAr
64
TxSt
62
F
MorSt
51
JacSt
72
F
Bry
76
MtStM
79
F
GASt
82
GaSo
77
F
S UT
78
E WA
81
F(OT)
TXAMC
68
InWor
47
F
TN-M
79
SIU-E
76
F
SFA
70
Lamar
62
F
Miss
70
UGA
60
F
ArkSt
78
Troy
62
F
Tul
62
ECU
81
F
SCla
65
USD
52
F
PorSt
82
NoAZ
84
F
UTEP
57
N TX
67
F
SoMis
63
MidTN
65
F
KansSt
74
Alab
77
F
GMas
53
David
68
F
ArkPB
54
PVAM
67
F
AlSt
71
South
80
F
Gram
53
JackSt
71
F
SCSt
62
Norf
73
F
AlaAM
58
Alc
59
F
NJIT
56
FlGlf
54
F
WaSt
64
Utah
76
F
Longw
72
HiPt
62
F
Woff
72
WCU
81
F
UMassL
62
Vermt
92
F
BGSU
85
Toled
79
F
FlAtl
55
OlDom
65
F
Harv
70
Dart
66
F
LoyMD
83
Buck
98
F
Nich
77
NOrl
72
F
Marsh
84
W Ky
91
F
UCF
79
WichSt
87
F
Portl
69
Pepp
80
F
NM
74
Nev
96
F
Bois
87
Fres
53
F
NMSt
67
TexPA
62
F
UtVal
73
GrCan
69
F
IPFW
71
NebOm
75
F
W IL
77
N DA
83
F
ULMo
60
ULLa
81
F
TexSA
90
Rice
88
F
Vand
64
SCar
90
F
TNSt
64
Murr
76
F
StMar
73
LoyMa
62
F
Mont
85
Web
87
F(OT)
MTSt
75
IdaSt
64
F
MsVl
67
TXSo
80
F
ArkLR
73
SthAL
71
F
E KY
80
TNTec
74
F
UCRiv
63
UCSB
65
F
Seatt
86
CSBak
79
F
UMKC
67
CBap
57
F
CAPoly
67
UCIrv
74
F
ColSt
61
UtSt
77
F
CSNor
75
CS-Ful
82
F
UCDav
75
HI
76
F

Jan 25, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Miami (FL) (10-9)

27

44

71

North Carolina (9-10)

51

43

94

Robinson helps UNC beat Miami 94-71 to end 5-game skid
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:30 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach and his players had spent the month of January grinding through a frustrating and confidence-jarring set of losses, brought on amid a series of injuries as well as shaky play.

Finally on Saturday, the Tar Heels could celebrate the end of uncharacteristic struggles for the tradition-rich program - for a game, anyway - and a coaching milestone for Roy Williams that took much longer than expected to achieve.

Brandon Robinson scored a career-high 29 points to help North Carolina beat Miami 94-71, ending the program's first five-game losing streak since 2003. It also allowed Williams to pass late mentor Dean Smith for fourth on the Division I men's career coaching wins list, though it came nearly a month after Williams tied Smith in a win against Yale.

"I'd have been just as happy if it happened four or five games ago," Williams said, adding: "I desperately wanted No. 9 for this team."

The Tar Heels (9-10, 2-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) had lost six straight league games for the first time in program history. And Williams had been emotional and despondent after recent losses in trying to find an answer.

They released weeks of pent-up frustration against a Miami team missing two of its top scorers in Chris Lykes and Kameron McGusty, using a 15-2 run to build a big early lead and turn this one into a rare romp for a struggling group.

Robinson's return was particularly welcome. The 6-foot-5 senior didn't play in Wednesday's double-overtime loss at Virginia Tech due to lingering effects from a Jan. 11 car accident in which the other driver was charged with driving while impaired, though Robinson had played Jan. 18 against Pittsburgh.

"The mood in the locker room was so much better," Robinson said. "I feel so much better just because we won, I can sleep good tonight, so I'm happy about that."

Freshman Isaiah Wong scored a season-high 19 points for the Hurricanes (10-9, 2-7), who announced shortly before tipoff that Lykes and McGusty wouldn't play due to injuries. Running with just six players much of the way, Miami shot 41% and made 6 of 24 3-pointers.

"I thought Carolina played very well, shot the ball very well," Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. "We couldn't stop them and they defensively really caused problems for us."

BIG PICTURE

Miami: The Hurricanes had lost five of six since the start of January. Things only got worse Saturday without top scorer Lykes (15.7 points) and No. 3 scorer McGusty (14.5). The team said before the game that Lykes was battling a groin injury, though Larranaga described the injury as an issue with a hip flexor. McGusty was out with back spasms. Both played in Tuesday's loss at Duke despite not being fully healthy and Larranaga said they hadn't practiced since.

"It just made sense to rest them and see if they can get better," Larranaga said, "because neither one of them is close to 100%."

UNC: The Tar Heels hadn't won a game since the start of 2020, experiencing their first five-game skid since 2003 and their first-ever six-game ACC losing streak going back to a Dec. 8 loss at Virginia. Star freshman point guard Cole Anthony hasn't played since as he recovers from December knee surgery and the Tar Heels also didn't have point guard Jeremiah Francis, either. Regardless, they finally gave Williams his 880th career victory.

TIP-INS

Robinson made 11 of 16 shots and hit 6 of 10 3-pointers. ... UNC finished with a season-high scoring output while shooting 58% after failing to hit 50% all year. ... UNC had 32 assists on 40 baskets, tied for the most in Williams' 17 seasons. ... Anthony Walker had 14 points for Miami, while No. 2 scorer D.J. Vasiljevic (14.6 points) finished with eight on 3-for-13 shooting. ... Freshman Armando Bacot had 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for UNC, which had a 41-21 rebounding advantage.

UP NEXT

Miami: The Hurricanes host Virginia Tech on Tuesday.

UNC: The Tar Heels visit rival North Carolina State on Monday.

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Leaders

Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
F. Gkogkos 0 0 0 0 1 0
I. Wong 19 0 3 2 0 1
North Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. O'Han 0 0 0 1 0 0
S. Rush 0 0 0 0 0 1

Team Comparison

Mia-FL UNC
Points For 71 94
Field Goals 24/58-41% 40/69-58%
Three Pointers 6/24-25% 10/23-43%
Free Throws 17/18-94% 4/6-67%
Offensive Rebounds 2 10
Defensive Rebounds 19 31
Rebounds 24 43
Blocks 4 4
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 10 12
Personal Fouls 10 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UNC Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 25 Mia-FL 71 @ UNC 94 S. Waardenburg 2 L. Black 3

Game Information

Stadium: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Attendance: 21,125
Game Time: