CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Armando Bacot scored 22 points to lead North Carolina to a 72-53 victory over UNC-Asheville on Tuesday night.
Bacot was 8 of 14 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds. R.J. Davis added 12 points for North Carolina (4-2), which shot 49% from the floor and made 7 of 14 from long range. Leaky Black added nine points with 11 of North Carolina’s 51 rebounds.
Jamon Battle scored a career-high 19 points, on 7-of-11 shooting with three 3-pointers, for UNC-Asheville (2-3).
North Carolina took the lead for good four minutes into the game and led by as many as 20 in the first half while building a 37-24 halftime lead. A 14-8 surge by the Bulldogs pulled them to 45-38 with 12:38 remaining but they didn’t any get closer.