9:00 PM ET, December 2, 2003
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- There were ice bags scattered all over the North Carolina locker room and players had a tough time getting their uniforms off.But boy, the pain felt so good for the 10th-ranked Tar Heels on Tuesday night after an 88-81 victory over No. 11 Illinois in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. North Carolina remained undefeated with the victory, outlasting one of the nation's deepest teams behind Sean May's 23 points and 14 rebounds -- both career highs. "Right now is one of those high moments in coaching that you really enjoy," Roy Williams said. "If we play like this we've got a chance."
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