That's ACC win No. 700 for the Tar Heels, most in the conference.
Star freshman Cole Anthony put on a show in his collegiate debut for UNC. Anthony set a school record for points in a debut with 34 points and also pulled in 11 rebounds.
Anthony erased the record previously set by Rashad McCants in 2002 when the then-freshman scored 28 points against Penn State.
So excited to watch this guy ball tonight pic.twitter.com/qK2F0KNs2o— Joe Mazur (@joemazurabc11) November 6, 2019
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UNC jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but couldn't keep the lead thanks to a combination of poor shots and 8 first-half turnovers.
A second-half three-point play by Leaky Black gave Carolina the lead for good at the 14:52 mark. By the time the 18-5 run was over, the Heels led 50-46 and were never threatened again.
The last time the Tar Heels opened the season against a conference opponent was 1966 in a game against Clemson.