No. 9 UNC takes care of Albany
Ed Davis had 18 points to help No. 9 North Carolina beat Albany
87-70 on Wednesday night.
Deon Thompson added 15 points for the Tar Heels (11-3), who
had an easy time in their next-to-last game before opening Atlantic
Coast Conference play. Despite being short-handed, North Carolina
built a double-digit lead midway through the first half and coasted
the rest of the way for its third straight win since losing to No.
The Tar Heels played without fifth-year senior Marcus Ginyard
and sophomore Justin Watts. Watts injured his right ankle during
Monday’s win against Rutgers, while Ginyard has missed two straight
since spraining his right ankle in practice.
Will Harris scored 22 points to lead the Great Danes (4-10),
who ended an eight-game road trip with just one victory. Albany
hasn’t played at home since beating Robert Morris on Nov. 22.