9:00 PM ET, December 1, 2009
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Davis has career-high 22; UNC holds on despite Spartans' late push
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina kept running the court, knocking down shot after shot and building a big lead that Michigan State never would erase.Sound familiar?Eight months after beating the Spartans to win the national championship, the Tar Heels (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) did it again to No. 9 Michigan State. This time, they got career-best scoring performances from sophomores Ed Davis and Larry Drew II in Tuesday night's 89-82 victory that could be key for a young team that's still taking shape after losing so much star power from last season.
• Ed Davis (22 points) set a career high for points scored as the Tar Heels shot a blistering 57.9 percent from the field.
• Michigan State was led by Raymar Morgan with 18 points, while Kalin Lucas (15 points) scored in double figures for the 18th straight game.
• North Carolina won its 35th straight home game against a nonconference opponent.
• The Spartans have now lost 16 of their last 19 road games against ranked teams.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||34-79 (.430)||33-57 (.579)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-20 (.100)||5-10 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-16 (.750)||18-30 (.600)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||24 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
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